This is an an attempt at learning my way around this environment and to explain Where I stand going into aquaponics and how and where I want to go.
2013-12-28 Changes to Water Temperature Monitoring, Controlling &…Continue
Added by Robert Rowe on March 2, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments
Got my father-in-law to get to work. I caught 4 of the catfish from my pool and sent them to him to clean and eat. of course, i did call him before -hand and ask if he wanted some fresh fish.
Added by Pat James on February 23, 2014 at 3:59pm — No Comments
Here it is February in Northern Ontario. Cabin fever has set in and as I stare out my dining room window I see my 1st Aquaponics growbed covered under 2 feet of snow and ice, I get excited thinking about Aquaponics 2.0
I learned a lot in my first attempt at building an Aquaponics system. Like most people I started out with an IBC tote tank, 250 gallon/1000 litre, cut to where I thought it should be and commenced to assembling it. Understand I did this before finding The…Continue
The free aquaponics diary on www.ourresearch.net now has a new feature - a photo diary.
The photo diary allows you to upload photos of your system, so that you can see the changes over a period of time, and correlate these with what else happened at that time.
I am planning to use this to track plant growth. Below you can see my new photo diary, including photos of some new seedlings I just added. I will take pictures of the same plants…Continue
Added by Ria Follett on February 10, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments
When I started my exploration of greenhouse cultivation and aquaponics, I wanted to heat it all efficiently. The wiseway pellet stove set many other tangents un heating and energy into motion. The steam engine, hydronic…Continue
January gardening has been pushed back to February. I was supposed to finish something.. but every week we kept driving off to see our new grandson and helping out the kids.
we shut off the lights and fans, but kept the pump and water heater going, so our system is idling with no plants.
So while the weather has been dry and cold most projects are in the collecting of supplies stage.
1) I did manage to score a new door for the…Continue
As a newcomer to aquaponics (I set up my first system 6 months ago) I am impressed by the innovation of its users.
At the same time I was contemplating going back to do research, so I decided that I can combine my interest in research with my interest in aquaponics. But rather than run my own research project, I want to tap into the expertise of all the people who run their own system. After all they are the experts, rather than me a newcomer.
So I have set up a citizen science…Continue
I live in Maine, built a 4 season aquaponic greenhouse, runs on solar power and Ground battery,(SHCS).
I employ, siphon controlled media beds, Rafts, vertical growing, Duckweed production, Bioponic theories, and low energy/high output systems.
Here is a photo journal of my gardens
I also work for a Pesticide free hydroponic…Continue
Added by Michael Carlsen on January 22, 2014 at 4:51am — No Comments
Just posted a "progress so far" picture of an art piece my partner and I have dubbed "The Wheel". The concept behind this piece came from http://omegagarden.com/ volksgarden design, however, we upcycled this project from 100% second-hand material; either we found it, had it, or we bought it at the scrapyard. The only thing I bought new in this project were the net-cups, which I later realized I could have made myself from plastic cups I had in the…Continue
Added by Devin Solkov on January 21, 2014 at 8:26pm — No Comments
Well all is not well in the Northeast here. OF course with all bad news is good news so the good news is we have started clearing out the vacant home we purchased and glad to say most of the trash is gone. Now on to the demo once the power company drops the power lines.
As for the bad news, these sub zero temps have taken their toll on the outdoor system. Water pump is frozen and beds froze over. The kale is on the way out the door due to the…Continue
My start up consisted of a portable 10ft x 20ft car port, with 4 - 4 x 8 grow troths, a self constructed 4ft x 4 ft x 3ft high self constructed 330 gallon tank and a 100 gallon stock watering tank and 220 fingerling tilapia. That was in July 2011. A major learning experience!
In 2013 I expanded to 4 additional 275 gallon polly fish tanks and 12 additional 4 x 8 grow troths. and I am about to add 4 more grow troths. The new growing area is housed in a 42ft x 26ft "hoop…
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Today was a momentous day! I cleaned out all of my piping for the very first time today, and my system is glorious and clean. Additionally, I made some modifications to the (previously) leaking right pump tubing, which now is working fine. I also changed out my 2-hose pump, to a 4 hose pump, the other two hoses attached to some air stones I had but didn't know how to use! I decided to figure out how they worked after retiring the filter I had been using as an aerator. These are much…Continue
Added by Devin Solkov on December 4, 2013 at 7:02pm — No Comments
I just bought this flower today! I forget what kind it is, but I saw it at Imwalle Gardens today, and it told me it needed to live in Tower #3. When I went to transplant it, I learned a valuable lesson: don't rinse off dirt in the sink: the garbage disposal will (probably) eat the dirt just fine, but those white pebbles the proverbial 'they' put in with it will fuck that shit up! I don't think it broke mine though...after awhile the noise of pebble grinding on blade turned to like a…Continue
Added by Bob Campbell on November 19, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments
Hello to all my AP friends,
I sure have missed y’all! This has been an interesting and exciting year for me. Unfortunately we haven't been able to do any Aquaponics other than stock our new ponds. I just wanted to stop by and update anyone who might be interested, in what I have been doing.The following is a brief of what we did this year. *Pictures will follow later. Please look for them in Album named "TongZhao 2013".
As some of you may know, I am a self-proclaimed…Continue
California looks to cloud seeding to bolster snow pack
SACRAMENTO (AP) With California experiencing a second straight dry year, water agencies are turning to cloud seeding to help pad the states snow pack.
The practice has been around for decades, but cloud seeding has gone mainstream as a result of new technology and research showing its reliable, the Sacramento Bee reported Monday.
In a report this year, the California Department of Water Resources…