My kids really want to learn about plants. So, I decided to start a garden. Unfortunately, growing season where we live is not for months yet. Thankfully, I had been researching uses for our fish tank, and I came upon the idea of a hydroponic garden.
Gradually this morphed into an aquaponic garden as my kids really want to have fish again. Our tank was extremely dirty to start with:
So, I removed most of the rocks, drained most of the water, and transported it outside, with the help of a wheeled hamper:
We filled the tank with water, a gallon of vinegar, and about a cup of rock salt:
Then I scrubbed down the sides and left it, filled in the sun for around 2 hours:
I came out, scrubbed it again and drained it:
Then I brought it back inside using the hamper, and it was beautiful:
Next week I will add part 2 starting seeds, and making the planter.