We originally thought that the light would harm the roots as well, however after doing some research we found several examples of grows that were done with a lot of light exposure to the roots system without any adverse effects. As for the fish harming the plants, we decided to do away with the goldfish and focus only on the guppies for now, so we backed it down to 3 fish for the time being. But the white dwarf is still looking fine at this point, we will just have to see what happens when the roots start to push through the netpot
And for anyone who hasn't realized it yet, I am very well aware of the requirements for a successful hydroponic setup lol just look at the rest of my plants, you'll see that they are doing quite well. This is just a fun experiment/project to keep ourselves occupied. If it turns out well, then we will continue to improve upon it, if it fails then oh well..... we'll rethink some things, and try again. Thank you everyone who has taken the time to comment so far, please keep the feedback coming!!!
Edited by shikyo, 24 April 2009 - 08:50 PM.