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Aquaponics

Postby snuff » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:19 am

Anyone have any xp with building/running an aquaponics setup?

Looking at getting something going mainly for herbs at this stage due to the fact having snow on the ground 7 months of the year renders having a garden out of the question.
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Re: Aquaponics

Postby dustbinflowers » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:26 am

Akaxo has done a set up I think...
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Re: Aquaponics

Postby akaxo » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:01 am

yeah i set up a cheap as homemade job growing basil with a smallish pond that had a dozen goldfish or a turtle in it at different times. basically just wanted to see how easy it was to do and how it worked; everything went pretty well, got lots of basil out of it anyway. i just had some cheap black hose with holes drilled in it coiled in the bottom of a grow bed filled with some cheap hydroponics media that sat above the pond that the water fed back into at one end. all powered by a cheap pond pump.

was pretty easy and successful. there's some forums dedicated to it that have loads of DIY tips and info on some pretty impressive systems of all sorts of scales.
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Re: Aquaponics

Postby snuff » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:02 am

Yeah mean, looking at building one of these basic setups to see how it goes.

http://www.japan-aquaponics.com/micro-a ... plans.html
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Re: Aquaponics

Postby akaxo » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:18 am

sweet, looks kinda similar to what i did size wise but i made the pond and grow bed out of old wooden pallets and lined them with pond liner.

this is the forum i was browsing for info when i did it http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/
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Re: Aquaponics

Postby akaxo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:53 am

this is quite a cool little set up that wouldn't be hard to do and increase in scale slightly maybe?

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http://www.offgridworld.com/brilliant-d ... ic-system/
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Re: Aquaponics

Postby the croc » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:21 pm

This is a really good radio interview and a bunch of resources if anyone is interested:

http://www.ecoshock.info/2013/06/start- ... e-for.html
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Re: Aquaponics

Postby snuff » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:26 am

akaxo wrote:this is quite a cool little set up that wouldn't be hard to do and increase in scale slightly maybe?

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http://www.offgridworld.com/brilliant-d ... ic-system/


This looks awesome, and I love the footprint but it looks like the water just flows from one down to the next which I imagine would dilute the nutrient quality by the time it got too the bottom one?

I like the idea of using bell syphons as well as the tidal nature of the water release is supposed to be optimal for bacteria growth.

Still, very cool project.

the croc wrote:This is a really good radio interview and a bunch of resources if anyone is interested:

http://www.ecoshock.info/2013/06/start- ... e-for.html


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