I recall the fun of digging the greenhouse to home the sump tank. I recall the excitement of seeing the aquaponic grow beds glistening in all their newness. Everything was clean. The fish arrived, the plants were growing, we were learning and eating organic lettuce in abundance. Did I mention it was sparkling clean? Who would have thought that not five months later, we would be fighting to survive the plague of ants... We're not really sure who won, but our bet was the ants.