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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tick Tick I wish I had 36 hours in a day

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Desktop Aquaponics
By Rebecca L. Nelson
Desktop Aquaponics provides information, directions, diagrams, photos and drawings on how to establish a home hobby aquaponic system or aquaponic school project. This booklet shows you how to turn any aquarium or hydroponic grow bed into a unique, aquaponic eco-system.


Childhood & Community Education

Combating Food Insecurity and Protecting the Environment through Adaptive Agriculture

More than a billion people in the world today are hungry because they are poor. At the same time, climate change further threatens the food security and livelihoods of subsistence farmers.

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) the world does currently produce enough food for everyone, but the challenge is in overcoming inequities caused by lack of access, poor agricultural management practices, dwindling water resources, changing weather patterns and a lack of knowledge about potential adaptive measures—all making for food insecurity among the most vulnerable populations.

Dickson Community Garden
By Kim Lester (666 ABC Canberra)
Finding space for a decent garden in Canberra's inner north can be tough, so when Dickson College offered the Canberra Organic Growers Society (COGS) a patch of land to build a community garden, naturally they jumped at the opportunity.

Monica van Wensveen is the convenor of Canberra's newest community garden.

You actually have quite a good relationship with Dickson College?
Last year they approached us and said would we like to asked if we would like to come into an arrangement with them for their old agriculture block. They don't teach agriculture anymore and this was an area that they'd like to see utilised by a community group.

Aquaponics Home System – Part 14: Drain
Feb 8

The water circulation system is made from PVC pipes and fittings, that are held together with glue, or PVC cement:

On the left above is a can of special PVC cleaner. It smells awful when applied so I had to open a window to keep my braincells from dying. It’s so strong that it actually dissolves a thin layer on the surface of the PVC, which helps the glue get an even better grip.

The glue bottle comes with a useful brush in the lid to make it easy to apply the glue to the PVC pipes. The glue is applied to both items before assembly:

Indoor Aquaponic System
This is an indoor aquaponics setup that I am using as a biofilter for my goldfish. I was spending around .00 each week to replace the charcoal filters and was tired of maintaining the filters, replacing water, and cleaning each week. This setup has been running for 3 months and the water has stayed clean. Once a month, I will clean the glass so people can get a clear view, but it really isn’t necessary


Aquaponics For Beginners - 5 System Considerations And Requirements

You can set up your own aquaponics system rather easily however there are some factors you need to consider and understand before you get started. The first item is selecting your location, if you have limited space then this will determine the size of your grow beds and the fish tank.

Your system placement.

The next consideration is the actual placement of your system, it is important that you are able to maintain a comfortable temperature and the light source is important for your plants but might cause issues with your fish tank because of algae.

How to Build an Aquaponics System
By Allen M Wilson Platinum Quality Author
Building an aquaponics system can be easy if you learn how to build an aquaponics system the right way the first time. A basic, and very productive system does not have to cost much money and can be built with basic tools and easy to find materials. Here are a few of the basics of how a common system is built.

Just a short one today - But I'll make up for it as we get into the week
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