Snow Camp Aquaponics I've been thinking a lot about aquaponics and where it fits in with society and the future of food production. I probably should sit down and outline this a bit to make it more organized and coherent, but maybe I'll just start writing and see what happens. I heard someone refer to aquaponics as an "open source technology", and that really resonated with me.
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Foreword Although duckweed species are familiar to most people who have seen the tiny aquatic plants covering stagnant water bodies, few people realize their potential. Until a few years ago, man made little use of duckweed species. Duckweed Aquaculture
DIY Aquaponics - Aquaponics made easy so you can Do It Yourself. Aquaponics is the exciting combination of hydroponics and aquaculture that permits economical production of both fish and vegetables for the dining table from one system. Rapidly gaining popularity aquaponics is the organic gardening solution of tommorrow. The objective of DIY Aquaponics is to provide an insight into how aquaponics works and how an aquaponics system can be constructed relatively cheaply so that you can do it yourself.
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Siphons for APGeneral Siphon principlesPlace a hose into a tank of water, remove all the air out of the hose, block off one end of the hose (with a thumb) and bring it out and below the water level in the tank and remove the thumb – water flows from the tank until either end of the hose is above the water level then air enters the hose and siphoning action ceases – this is a basic siphon. Now change the 10mm hose for 150mm flexible hose and do the above test (use a bigger thumb) and what will happen is air will flow immediately up the pipe and no siphon action occurs, to overcome this put both ends under water and levels will move towards equilibrium; we are trying to incorporate siphon action with flood & drain to provide efficient methods of moving fish tank water cyclicly (the aquaponian way) Backyard Aquaponics • View topic - Siphons for Aquaponians
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Aquaponics | EcoCircles Two years ago we built a solar greenhouse. The beauty of the greenhouse has been fresh tomatoes in January, a quiet place to escape and a learning space about gardening and nature. This year we decided we would add an aquaponics system to the greenhouse. What is aquaponics? Aquaponics is the marriage of aquaculture (the raising of fish for eating) and hydroponics (the raising of plants in water). The beauty is that it creates a sustainable closed system.
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Aquaponics 101 – Any day now. « SYNAPTOMAN Posted on December 3, 2007 by synaptoman It’s all starting to come together here on the hill overlooking the Knysna lagoon. With only a week to go now before I go and fetch the fish in Grahamstown, the aquaponic site has been a hive of activity. The 3 tons of gravel for the grow beds arrived last week, and I was so impressed with it that I ordered another load the next day and will be using it on all of my surrounds and pathways as you can see by the attached images. Many thanks to Travis Hughey for his Barrel Aquaponics manual. I’ve used some basic grow bed construction plans from this handy guide.
Posted on April 15, 2008 by synaptoman I promised some time back to demonstrate how to make strawberry towers. These are made of 80mm gutter downpipes and are very space-efficient as they hang vertically and hold a surprising amount of gravel. The only problem when working with vertical structures in Aquaponics, is that one cannot use gravity as with normal growbeds and a pump is thus needed to pump the water to the top of the towers. They are ideally suited to hanging inside of the greenhouse and one can grow numerous types of plants and flowers in them. Aquaponics 101 – Strawberry Towers « SYNAPTOMAN