Bethlehem High School senior Elizabeth Cultrara is conducting an experiment with the aquaponics system as part of a Science Research course offered through UAlbany’s University in the High School program. The following is her first article on her experiment:
Bird’s eye view of the experiment setup on the fish tank.
My experiment is designed to measure the difference between plants growing in the aquaponic system that have been supplemented with worm castings and those that have not. My hypothesis is that the plants grown with vermicompost will grow faster and healthier than those grown with the aquaculture water as their only nutrient source.