So, what does a day in the life of an aquaponic farm worker look like?
The priority is a quality check every morning. This means performing routine analyses of the water and its pH, ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels. The temperature of the water and air, as well as the humidity must also be checked.
The pH measurement is normally performed in one of two ways. The first is with the use of indicator strips. These are cheap to purchase but provide very inaccurate measurements. A deviation of even one decimal place plays an important role in aquaponics. This type of measurement is therefore risky. The second option is to purchase a digital pH meter. Such a meter guarantees a very precise measurement. However, over time, the instrument must be recalibrated, which can make it costly to purchase.
In my opinion, in this case, saving money is not worth it. I would strongly recommend directly purchasing a good quality pH meter. If you don´t, you run the risk of losing your entire production, with the final damage being far higher than the initial purchase price of one.