Your fish recognize you
You buy a special home for the BSF maggots you are growing to feed your fish.
You are known throughout the neighborhood as the house that grows the fish.
You know the temperature of your fish tank every day.
You talk about bacteria aging like it was a fine wine
You banish your car to the driveway so you can have more room to grow in the garage
You stress out over a .1 move in pH or ammonia.
You buy a bigger truck so that you can haul more gravel.
Your non-gardening spouse becomes conversant in aquaponic terms
You look forward to a Saturday afternoon spent at the dump looking for old bathtubs and barrels
You plan vacation trips around visiting other aquaponic gardeners.
You travel 150 miles to pick up 20 tilapia
When considering your budget, plants and fish are more important than groceries
You could swear your fish are on the verge of speaking to you
The terms “bacteria”, “poop” and “waste” have taken on entirely new meanings
You’d rather go to an aquarium store to shop than a clothes store.
You take every single person who enters your house on a “garden tour”
You look at cattle trough and think “grow bed”
You ask for tools for Christmas, Mother/Father’s day, your Birthday and any other occasion you can think of.
Invasive pond life like algae and duckweed are now fish food.
You know how many bags of Hydroton your car will hold.
Your preferred reading matter is forum threads
And last but not least:
You know that the four seasons are:
Planning your System
Cycling your System
Maturing your System
Expanding your System
CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (CCRES)