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How to Build a Natural Swimming Pool

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. Zoning Your Pool Natural Pool Filtration Related:  Aquaponicsdrinking water

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. 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. More photos of damage leaves, it still can be use for cooking, just remove the bad part and clean it up.

"Experts" Push For Lithium To Be Added To Our Drinking Water Apparently there are not enough chemicals already added to our drinking water, as there is now a call by “experts” to further poison our water supplies by adding Lithium. Their main reason is to decrease suicide and violent crime rates. So it this how we wish to function as a society? What is Lithium usually prescribed for? Bi polar disorderAgitation not associated with bipolar disorderDepression and to boost the effect of antidepressantsAs a mood stabiliserSever Migraine Headaches “Much like fluoride, lithium alters the brain’s normal production of serotonin and norepinephrine, which in turn artificially alters the way an individual thinks and how he or she feels about a given situation. So what are “experts” saying? “Lithium has been heralded by some experts as the next potential flouride, after scientists found suicide rates were lower in areas where the drinking water had higher concentrations of the element, reports the Daily Mail” Source “Time to supplement? Side Effects Source

Fisheries & Aquaculture - Aquaculture Aquaculture, probably the fastest growing food-producing sector, now accounts for nearly 50 percent of the world's food fish. 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.

How to decalcify the pineal gland The primary goal of decalcifying your pineal gland is so that you can begin the process of pineal gland activation and begin the awakening of your third eye. There are two parts to pineal gland decalcification. The first is to stop any further calcification of your pineal gland which is caused by any lifestyle habits or environmental factors, e.g. flouride, etc. Below we will go through the methods you can take to achieve these two steps. The key to stopping further calcification of your pineal gland is to firstly identify what causes calcification, and then secondly stopping these sources. Below is a list of the primary causes of calcification: Halides: Halides are chemical substances such as Flouride, Chlorine and Bromide. Flouride is the most common and widespread in our diets. Calcium: Calcium supplements – This is one of the biggest causes of calcification, they don’t really work so if you’re taking them it’s recommended that you stop immediately. Tap Water: Mercury: Pesticides: Garlic:

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. Mollusks are world wide and predominantly marine. They have a soft body surrounded by a mantle, an anterior head and a large muscular foot. The abalone join other snails, whelks and sea slugs in the class Gastropoda. Anatomy The most conspicuous part of any abalone is the shell, with its row of respiratory pores. Anatomy of an Abalone with Shell Removed The internal organs are arranged around the foot and under the shell. The gill chamber is next to the mouth and under the respiratory pores. Abalone Life Cycle Commercial Abalone Species FISHTECH INC. works with the following species: Red Abalone FISHTECH INC. works with 14 different species of abalone worldwide. Reproduction The sexes are separate and can be distinguished in individuals as small as one inch when the gonads begin to develop. Food Manufactured food: Predation.

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] Woodcut from the 13th century Chinese agricultural manual Wang Zhen's Book on Farming (王禎農書) showing rice grown in a floating raft planter system (架田, lit "framed paddy") in a pond Live components[edit]

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. Reproduction is mostly by asexual budding, which occurs from a meristem enclosed at the base of the frond. Duckweed in various environments[edit] One of the more important factors influencing the distribution of wetland plants, and aquatic plants in particular, is nutrient availability.[4] Duckweeds tend to be associated with fertile, even eutrophic conditions. Taxonomy[edit] Duckweeds belong to the order Alismatales and the Araceae family. Research[edit] In July 2008 the U.S. See also[edit]

Aquaculture Water Use, the USGS Water Science School As the label in the grocery store says, "Farm Raised Tilapia Fillets" are for sale. Yes, fish farming is big business and many people eat farm-raised fish and other seafoods. If you've never hear of fish farming, I must disappoint you and say that, no, fish are not farmed in the same manner as corn on stalks, but rather in large ponds. Fish farming is only one aspect of aquaculture. Aquaculture water use is water associated with raising creatures that live in water—such as finfish and shellfish—for food, restoration, conservation, or sport. Aquaculture withdrawals for the Nation, 2005 During 2005, the estimated rate of freshwater withdrawn for aquaculture was 8,780 Mgal/d, or 9,840 thousand acre-feet per year, with surface water being the source of about 78 percent of the withdrawals. Aquaculture withdrawals, by State, 2005 Trout fingerlings in hatchery on Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, Washoe County, Nevada.Credit: Ron Nichols, USDA NRCS. Aquaculture water use, 2000

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