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Growing Spirulina at Home. Blue green algae for fish and people too! Occupy Aquaponics. Kunyit. Turmeric or Kunyit in Malay is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family.


This plant is use as herb in Malay medicine and cooking, leaves and rhizome are use to add flavour to dishes and cure sickness. I am trying out this plants, normally it doesn't grow in water logged soil. Maybe due to my pump OFF condition at night make this herb grow able. These Turmeric are on my home kit, in my main set up I dedicate I growbed for it. So far the result of this backyard test is encouraging. Close up above showing young shots emerging from the bed, with this its an indication that its multiplying and the rhizome survive the growbed condition. More shoots emerging from growbed. Above Turmeric in my main setup growbed, these about 1 months after replanting. There are few problem I am experiencing, heat damage to the leaves and Bugs.

Above leaves show sign of heat damage. This leaf show partially eaten by bugs, mostly caterpillars. Turmeric root forming below. Lemnoideae. Duckweeds, or water lens, are flowering aquatic plants which float on or just beneath the surface of still or slow-moving bodies of fresh water and wetlands.


Also known as "bayroot", they arose from within the arum or aroid family (Araceae),[1] and therefore, often are classified as the subfamily Lemnoideae within the Araceae. Classifications created prior to the end of the twentieth century classify them as a separate family, Lemnaceae. These plants are very simple, lacking an obvious stem or leaves. The greater part of each plant is a small organized "thallus" or "frond" structure only a few cells thick, often with air pockets (aerenchyma) that allow it to float on or just under the water surface.

Depending on the species each plant may have no root or may have one or more simple rootlets.[2] Reproduction is mostly by asexual budding, which occurs from a meristem enclosed at the base of the frond. Duckweed in various environments[edit] Taxonomy[edit] Research[edit] In July 2008 the U.S. Facts About Abalone. Facts About Abalone Classification In the animal kingdom, abalone belong to the phylum Mollusca, a group which includes clams, scallops, sea slugs, octopuses and squid.

Facts About Abalone

Mollusks are world wide and predominantly marine. They have a soft body surrounded by a mantle, an anterior head and a large muscular foot. Mollusks are best known for their beautifully formed and colored calcareous shell secreted by the mantle. The abalone join other snails, whelks and sea slugs in the class Gastropoda. How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool. Learn how to build a natural swimming pool in order to create a cooling summer retreat for your homestead.

Whether you like to practice your dolphin dives or lounge away the day on a raft, swimming is one of summer's perfect pleasures. With a minimum of materials and without an arsenal of chemicals, you can build an idyllic water oasis right in your own back yard and thwart summertime's sultry dog days. Though fairly common in Europe, natural swimming pools (like the one pictured above in an Austrian family's backyard), are in their infancy in the United States. Ask most American swimming-pool contractors to build a backyard pool and chances are they'll roll out a long list of goods, including rebar, gunite, fiberglass, chlorine and an energy-sapping filtration system. But in recent years, a few builders and a growing number of homeowners have learned how to build pools without relying on a mass of manufactured materials and chemical additives. Natural Pool Filtration. How to Build A Water Garden or Fish Pond. Vortex Filter DIY - Organic Fertilizer on Demand.

Simple 'solids' filter - AquariPonics - Aquarium Aquaponics. Most large scale aquaponics systems use a filter system setup that includes a centrifugal ‘solids filter’ which settles the actual fish poo solids out of the water so that it never reaches the grow beds.

Simple 'solids' filter - AquariPonics - Aquarium Aquaponics

A media filled grow bed WILL filter out the solids for you. About the last thing you want is solids settling in your grow bed, as this will accumulate into a stinking mess! How to make a aquaponic biofilter for 10 dollars from Missions of Love School of Aquaponics. Water lifting devices. All rights reserved.

Water lifting devices

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of the reproduction, should be addressed to the Director, Publications Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy. Preface Acknowledgements 1.1 Scope and purpose of this paper 1.2 The increasing importance of irrigation 1.3 Irrigation and the "Energy Crisis" 1.4 Small-scale irrigation and development 1.5 The choice of water lifting technique.

Aquaponics from Portable Farms. One Community Sustainable Food Production Infrastructure. One Community’s food infrastructure is just one component of our For The Highest Good of All approach to open source project-launch blueprinting strategy for self-replicating and self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world.

One Community Sustainable Food Production Infrastructure

Just as we will be showcasing a diversity of sustainable housing modes and alternative energy infrastructure, so too will we showcase a diversity of food production methodologies ranging from earth-regenerative permaculture farming to greenhouses to aquaponics farms. Even with traditional methods one person working full-time on food production can produce enough food to feed 30; with aquaponics that same person can produce enough food to feed 300.

Our goal is to start building temporary greenhouses within the first week to supply food until our aquaponics farms and traditional growing methods are producing. Initially One Community will build three different sustainable food production models. Aquaponics. A small, portable aquaponics system.


The term aquaponics is a blend of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic agriculture. Aquaponics (/ˈækwəˈpɒnɪks/) refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrifying bacteria initially into nitrites and subsequently into nitrates that are utilized by the plants as nutrients. Then, the water is recirculated back to the aquaculture system. History[edit] Aquaponics HOW TO. Introduction to Home Aquaponics. Building an ibc aquaponic system. Murray Hallams Practical Aquaponics. Aquaponics Basics.

Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics. TEDxWarwick - Charlie Price - Aquaponics - Getting More out of Less. Earthrise - Earthrise - Series two, episode two. You Can Grow Food in the Snow - A Visit to Will Allen's Growing Power. How we turned an old backyard swimming pool into a self-sufficient garden in a desert city. Shrimp and vegetables and human Symbiotic relationship 蝦菜人共生. Affnan's Aquaponics - Tilapia Harvest 31st Dec 2010. Budget DIY Aquaponics. Aquaculture Water Use, the USGS Water Science School. As the label in the grocery store says, "Farm Raised Tilapia Fillets" are for sale.

Aquaculture Water Use, the USGS Water Science School

Yes, fish farming is big business and many people eat farm-raised fish and other seafoods. Fisheries & Aquaculture - Aquaculture. Aquaculture, probably the fastest growing food-producing sector, now accounts for nearly 50 percent of the world's food fish.

Fisheries & Aquaculture - Aquaculture

The need to exchange reliable information on all related subjects is becoming a key issue for the responsible management of aquaculture.In order to provide easily-accessible and up-to-date information, the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has developed specific pages on aquaculture where users can consult relevant material on aquaculture at international, regional and national level. The Global Synthesis of aquaculture development status and trends, andsix Regional Reviews of aquaculture development, status and trends. Fact Sheets Aquaculture Fact Sheets contain a synthesis of detailed information on specific subjects and include related statistics, graphics (GIS maps, images, figures, etc.) and profiles. The Fact Sheets cover the following information domains: Statistical information This includes statistics and databases related to aquaculture. Turning points in modern aquaculture.