South Iredell High School AquaLab Construction – Part 2

After our last post, Ron Morgan engaged students at SIHS who are eagerly waiting for the AquaLab to be complete. Topics covered ranged from food to culture to international outreach.

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Ron Morgan speaking to students at SIHS

Construction of the two raft hydroponic systems and the fish tank stands have started. The pond liners have been cut and inserted into their wooden frames. The frames have a horizontal support beam to prevent bowing when filled with water.

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Wooden frames for the raft hydroponic units being constructed.

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Liners laid inside frames

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Raft hydroponic units filled with water and being tested for leaks

The fish tank stands will be raised to allow for gravity draining into the greenhouse hydroponic units. This will raise the tanks for maximum viewing.

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600 gallon fiberglass tank with viewing window

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Two circular tanks which will mimic the engineering one would see in a commercial fish farm

 

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