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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday the 10 th December 2010

Aquaponics is a farming method inspired by ancient farming systems from the Aztecs to Egypt, based on the recycling of nutrients in nature. In the aquaponic fish tank, the fish consume food and excrete manure, algea grows in the nutrient-rich water, and uneaten fish food falls to the bottom. These unused nutrients would....(This is from a site that seemingly has not been updated for two years UNFORTUNATELY.But maybe the drive toward A/P is still strong there. Let's hope so...) Aquaponics for Kids. At The Kid's Culinary Academy of Vermont ... Vermont summer camp instruction for kids (ages 10-17) at The Kid's CulinarY....
 (This next one might be a bit unsettling but needs to be addressed)

You know what's cool? Aquaponics.

This may seem like a random post, considering that this blog focuses on my fight with Crohn's disease and my decision to use hookworms as my drug of choice.  But, if you consider that it was my interest in better gardening methods that opened my mind to trying helminthic therapy, methinks this post makes sense.

While talking to a college student the other day about his major in Environmental Studies, the conversation turned to the topic of aquaponics - a new word for me.

 How Much Seaweed Extract... Who Do You Call.........

Aquaponics - Duckweed. Duckweed! I finally got hold of some. I've been looking around for it for ages, but all the plant stores stock a plant that isn't really duckweed. Every single nursery...

aquaponics philippines feb 2009 | Hydroponic Gardening Review
fish,rabbit, chicken ,duck and veg system, Aquaponics is the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment. Alternate definition:

NorCal Aquaponics is one of the first in the world to offer systems, trainings, knowledge and experience in a Permaculture based Aquaponics design methodology, we call "the Meyers System"!

HOW TO... Set Up Aquaponics, from Videomanic 

First Pick Affnan's Aquaponics They are ripening, those Tomatoes are ripening and I pick a few.

This is a little demo system that I have built outside of my house and an explaination as to what the hell Aquaponics is.. Also my project will...

Aquaponics Student shows aquaponics sustainable hydroponics aquaculture.

Nitrosamines are found in fish as well many other animals, and they break down Ammonia into nitrates that plants love.  The bacterium cultivates in the gravel, so a smart move to make in any aquaponics set up is to run the water cycle through several times and check the flow.  A completely self-rotating.....

Aquaponics: How to eat healthy and support the environment

Friendly Aquaponics Tim Mann and Susanne Friend share the results of their work developing efficient and sustainable

55 GAL indoor aquaponics My 55 Gal planted/fish aquarium converted to aquaponics. I have a 10 Gal tote above with pea gravel and a bell autosiphon.

Course Description
This bilingual Aquaponics and Permaculture 10-day intensive December includes 10 days of outdoor classroom instruction, and hands-on experience at the Aquaponics mini-farm located at the beautiful Ecovillage Resort of Finca Las Nubes. Students will learn about Aquaponics, Permaculture, experience luxurious eco-village living, and much more from experienced trainers & professionals sharing their knowledge and experience in Aquaponics, Permaculture, land restoration, tropical food forest, social justice and self sufficiency. You will learn the skills needed to,,,

We are loaded to deliver another School Kit.
This particular kit has 3 x 1250 ltr tanks with viewing windows, 4 x 585 ltr gravel beds and 2 x floating raft, three x 230 ltr fingerling tanks.
Plus all plumbing , pumps and so on.
Aquaponics is a wonderful educational tool that is for sure.
We decided to fill one of the tanks a few days back and throw a few fish in for some photos. See attached photos.

Please can I stop? I actually went to sleep in front of T.V. Then had to try and sharpen myself up for this. Now my eyes are saying ENOUGH ALREADY.
So I think I had better heed the warning. Hope you get a lot out of this one
Soon Guys & Gals,

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