Aquaponics?

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mamos
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Re: Aquaponics?

Post: #286943 mamos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:27 am

Well we are well on the way to building our first aquaponics system. We have buried the IBC in the ground and placed the grow bed on top. The fish tank is full of water and I am experimenting with a U siphon design at the moment which will allow the grow bed to drain fully

I tried to upload a photo and some video but this site makes it quite difficult to do that at the moment so if you want to see some images and video of the AP system you will have to have a look at my blog on the subject.

The next step is a big one because I have to buy a solar panel, charge controller, battery, pump, wiring and plumbing so we can get the system cycling. I do not have the available funds at the moment so the ap system is going to have to wait a few more weeks.

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Re: Aquaponics?

Post: #286968 Flo
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:19 am

Methinks you need to own your own property to be able to do this. Can't see that I would get away with it in the small garden of a bungalow rented from a social housing association. Kids would find it quite a thing to take down in the two week clearing period the landlord allows to empty the property if I die or get carted off to some other abode.

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Re: Aquaponics?

Post: #286982 mamos
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:26 pm

That is why we are doing it at our allotment because we are of no fixed abode we have no garden at all so an allotment is our only hope for growing food and building my projects

You can build very small aquaponics systems that fit on a table top.

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Re: Aquaponics?

Post: #288329 cherami
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:22 am

Hi mamos
What is the update of your efforts with Aquaponics.
What problems did you face trying to get IBC's there are so many in the UK at cheap prices. Here in France it is much harder but one has to travel up north to get them cheap 10€ to 80€

With an IBC in the ground you do have the ability to keep out leaves etc from trees, also if you should need to move that would be easier to just uplift and cover the hole up.
I hope you have a pleasant Journey Through Life


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