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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Queensland Floods


Some people will be aware that this issue is rather late. Because we live in Caboolture which is in South East Queensland we have just been caught in what is this states biggest disaster for a century. Fortunately we came out of it OK unlike so many others. As it turned out we were hammered with rain a day earlier than the the Brisbane and Toowoomba storms. We were completely surrounded and of course isolated however the water only reached our verandah and started to subside within 3 hours. The problem for us was we already were cut off as you would have seen from the last photos. So yesterday everyone received messages from disaster H.Q. to get out but we were already stuck so we had to sit it out. Which really meant moving every bit of machinery to the highest possible location around the house.

I feel nothing but the deepest sympathy to all of the others who have lost loved ones and homes and all their personal belongings. One thing is certain, the fighting spirit and will to return and rebuild, will make these people determined to rise above what they are feeling through this time.

I wasn't here for the '74 floods but was a young, early teenager during the Maitland floods and helped with the cleanup there. Just like this time, the strength, solidarity and grim determination kicked in and everybody learned to pitch in for the common good.

Now back to Aquaponics:

The Aquaponic Source has released it's latest email newsletter the first for 2011. You know you could do no better than to have it in your Mail box too....All Ya Gotta do is JOIN....

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 Now the site of Austin Aquaponics or more correctly, the video from youtube...

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Aquaponics Killers – Dr Wilson Lennard - Posted on by Murray

Dr Wilson Lennard is an Australian scientist with a PhD in Applied Biology. He has studied and installed commercial aquaponics systems around the world. 
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Alternative Ag Ventures - Aquaponics Aquaponics is defined as the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment...

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Affnan's Aquaponics. Amateur Urban Aquaponics, if I can do it, you can do it too..:). Tilapia - Pg18. Tilapia sex is very difficult to get it right while handling live fish. The similarity is very close . ...

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Aquaponics and Tilapia Backyard Farming. Our venture into backyard fishfarming and home gardening. Home · About. Jan 4 2011. 0 · After two months… Raising tilapia in a drum – Philippines. Posted by j under Aquaculture, Tilapia in a drum ...

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Backyard Aquaponics is a sustainable form of organic hydroponics with the use of fish farming. Learn all about this amazing system today and grow fish and ...

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Aquaponics: The Farm of the Future Speaker: David E. Pennington Aquaponics is the synergistic combination of aquaculture and...

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Affnan's Aquaponics. Amateur Urban Aquaponics, if I can do it, you can do it too..:). Growbed Lumber Support Break. 
One of the support for the growbed broke, its probably rotten by water and sun. ...

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Finally got back to the farm today after two weeks away. The plants have really taken off and look great. The basil below is the largest I've ever seen and I've grown plenty of it over the years to know these are large basil plants. ...

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Get details for aquaponics classes, including date, start time, driving directions and more. Find other - Workshops & Classes events in Oakland, CA.
Come learn aquaponics with us … explore nature and how it is harnessed through the components of a recirculating aquaponics system – aquaculture, filtration and hydroponics for numerous applications. January 30th 10a-3p ( $50 ) ...

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Raised bed gardening has benefits for all
By KAROL KELLY - Special to The Telegraph
For gardeners, the winter months are a time when they can slow down and regroup for the upcoming growing season. For vegetable gardeners this means soil testing, investigating new vegetable varieties, shopping for seeds and planning the layout for a spring garden. One developing trend among local gardeners is the use of raised beds for vegetable gardening. This is a popular method for community gardens, urban gardeners, working families, senior citizens and even new gardeners.

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Trying to find an Aquaponics Diagram which will assist ye to have your grassed area in to an aquaponics one?  There have been a couple of opposite guides which can assist ye out, though me am usually starting to suggest a to ye below.  Let’s get in to what is great about regulating an aquaponics 

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I have an aquaponic system at my home. (Aquaponics and hydroponics are not the same thing, but very similar. Basically in aquaponics you are adding fish in the picture, the fish poop fertilizes the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish.) Anyways, I am growing lettuce in my system, my lettuce is being eaten by....

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Finding a nice edible fish, such as Tilapia, here in British Columbia has turned into a major hurdle.
Are there any options and suggestions you can share if you live here in BC and have your own backyard AP system. We're about 1 month away from setting up our system. Our purpose is to grow edible fish in addition to the veggies....

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The Aquaponics System
While Aquaculture or Aqua farming is the breeding of water organisms such as fish, oysters, lobsters, water plants and many more species. They cultivate in both salt and fresh water in a controlled environment. The Aquaponics system thus combines the breeding of aquatic plants as well as animals together in a single, artificially created habitat. This system is divided into...

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I am so excited about 2011 that I jumped out of bed at 5:30 on January 1 so I could get started. Pretty sick, I know, but once I tell you a bit about what we have going on over here at The Aquaponic Source, maybe you will understand why. . . .

Time to go
Take care and see you real soon...
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