GreenHab Report – March 8th

GreenHab Officer: Adrien Tison

Environmental control: Heater

Average Temperature: 74.4°F

Average humidity: 20%

Hours of supplemental light: 0 hour

Daily water usage for crops: 9.51 gallons

Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: 2.11gallons

Water in the blue tank: 62.37 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 9:30

Changes to crops: N/A

Narrative: I start feeling like this week really is testing us right now…

Today morning another fish was found dead in the fish tank. I immediately started to transfer them to a white ‘bucket’ with clear water (taking my time nonetheless because they needed to get used to this new water).

Then I conducted water tests to understand, and the values obtained were quite usual, apart from the pH which went a little bit high too quickly. It means that the kH is high, and it may be the reason.

From now on I will not put them back in the aquaponics system. Indeed, if it isn’t due to the pH, the water may be infected. Not being able to treat the water or change the entirety of it considering the amount of time left, I’d rather keep them safe and finish the mission and my experiment with a hydroponics system.

Apart from that, I watered and maintained plants and crops. According to what I see I think the next crews will be able to harvest and eat well.

I really love seeing how cucumber plants are thriving and growing more and more.

Harvest: 427 g of tomatoes, 5 g of sage, 2 g of thyme

Support/supplies needed: Donald, considering how the fish are doing right now, you can come to take the fish if you want. I do not know if it is possible, but I mean, Safety first for them. As I will not reintegrate them into the aquaponics system I thought it wouldn’t be a problem for you to take them if you want to.

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