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  1. I’m going to go off the cuff and say that the fertilizer (dung) has to be added on a visual basis. If the azzolla is green and doing fine, you don’t throw any more in the pits. Leaving a bag of dung in the pits will burn the azolla. Changing the water in each pit should be based on a process of elimination. If the dung addition doesn’t produce greenery, then flush out the water and replace with well water.

  2. Cement is not toxic for plants because its basically only limestone and sand. Limestone contain calcium carbonate which have a ph of 10. Calcium is nutrition for plants but when ph rises above 8.5-9 some harmless metals in the water become super toxic to plants, like aluminum. If the water hardness is very soft than the ph swing will be huge.

  3. It sort of looks like a disaster right now in those pits, but I think you will bring it back around the horn. I again suggest water testing, just saying. By the way the gallons in the well are 1833 gallons. length X width X depth X7.5 = 1833 rounded L x W x H x 7.5 = gallons
    Michael #LifeAndLoveInThePhilippines

  4. That second well came out good an gave you guys alot more water with less depth,I remember you saying way back when you started making vids the rice field was gonna be a good idea

  5. Get a simple pH test kit at a pet store or aquarium or fish supply. If you added Nitrogen fertilizer to your closed water system, you probably lowered the pH into acidic or slightly acidic range. This would be toxic to many plants, especially nitrogen fixing types or even some legumes. Get a simple pH test, test the well water, then the pit water. Or not.

  6. Brian, you should think planting Madri de aqau it’s going to help you w/ your expenses in part of Luzon Farmer,s that have chicken, pig, pig, goat are busy of planting.

  7. Looking good. You may want to put a screen or cloth over the drain pipe on the 1st pit. Or your going to have Tilapia in all your pits eventually

  8. check me this on this, but isn’t there sort of a “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” vibe going on with this whole thing, the farm and the piggery and the azzolla pits and the fishpens and all that?

    as I recall the saying “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” come from a line in a song which went like this:
    “Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.”

    This refers to the fact that european colonists went out settled in the tropics, and they alone among all the people living in the tropics worked in the heat of the day…well, you do get the occasional rabid dog out in the midday sun…

    you get the picture—the workaholic europeans foolishly working tirelessly to build something while the natives just chill in the shade for most of the day…they don’t do too much work, at least in the day…and the european culture is just so darn work oriented…and it’s ultimately all for naught–everyone winds up in the grave at the end of it all…

    and here is Brian, playing the role of the european colonist..working away …but for what???
    will all his dreams come to naught, smashing headlong into obstacle after obstacle?

    Pardon the phiosophy…

  9. 🙏 always wish you luck and hope things work out well. There was an article about the symbiotic bacteria in Azolla saying that they need certain nutrients like Fe and Co ( iron and cobalt). Trace minerals may be the hard part of maximizing productivity. Bestaluck 🙏 1,800 (1832) US gallons plus change for every five feet. That’s 364gl/foot. Round off that’s a year a foot for memory aid😊

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