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Saturday, February 11, 2012


 

New integrated building model may improve fish farming operations

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This is a small-scale aquaponics demonstration lab at UMass Amherst. Such recirculating aquaculture systems include various water treatment devices connected through flowing water. The waste stream is diverted to a hydroponic garden (background) where plant roots strip out nutrients. Clean water is then recycled back to the fish holding pens. Credit: UMass Amherst

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Aquaponics – A Home for Fish | | GardenFork.TVGardenFork.TV
or The Sufferings of Young Rick…Every project is one step forward, half a step back, and and this one shows or starts with a SIX TON fish tank (Great Video) ...
www.gardenfork.tv/aquaponics-a-home-for-fish
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Aquaponics Food:Healthy, Environmentally Friendly Food

Aquaponics is an environmentally-friendly, natural food growing method to facilitate the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, re-circulating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish wastes to plant nutrients. It  is also called as recirculation farming.
Recirculation farms are a socially responsible farming method and business too; they support the use of renewable energy, recycle water and waste, and provide local food....

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On Saturday, we had the opportunity to tour a local aquaponics farm in Brooksville, Florida. This system we saw is used as a commercial system that harvests their crop and then sells at farmers markets, local restaurants, and to local chefs.  It was incredible to see the system first hand and how efficient this type of farming really is.

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Aquaponics as a Finely Tuned Sensored System
by Matt Ball on February 5, 2012
As growing season approaches, I’ve been doing some online research into how I can better manage my garden this year. I stumbled across videos from Bigelow Brook Farm, and want to share the inspiring engineering of this automated hydroponic system. It’s a great example of a finely tuned sensored system, with an automated hydroponic system in a small greenhouse growing a whole host of vegetables.

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Aquaponics and Hydryponics How-to GF Radio


Rick updates us on his DIY aquaculture and hyrdroponics project. Aquaculture is like organic gardening in a closed system using fish and the waste water from the fish feeding the plants, and the filtered water is then returned back to the fish tank.  If you already have a goldfish pond, you are that much closer to having an aquaculutre system. What kind of fish to use, what is the difference between hyrdoponics and aquaculture, and how you can build an inexpensive hydroponics system using 5 gallon buckets and PVC pipe.

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Aquaponics Tomatoes Are Most Requested Crop

Tomatoes are the single most requested crop to grow in the Portable Farms™ Aquaponics Systems. The expected yields in this article are based on growth from a single Grow Tray (shown below) and are very conservative. They are based on the lowest yield per plant, the shortest harvest cycle and the longest time a plant will remain in the Grow Tray Table of the system.

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Low Energy Aquaponics - LEAP

Abe Connally


Joined: Feb 20, 2010
Posts: 619
I started a thread over at BYAP (Backyard Aquaponics) to get some input on how we could develop a low energy aquaponics system that could be powered by solar. 

The idea is a system with a max requirement of 10 watts. The solar component for a 10 watt system can be had for under $400 USD. Of course, if we can get the power down even further, that's fine, too.

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Sylvia Bernstein: Feeding The World With Aquaponics

What is Aquaponics?
With the growing demand for organic food production, more and more people are looking at sustainable models that will produce a high yield without necessarily having to farm a large acreage. One of the most popular methods is called.....

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Aquaponics Now Has an International Organization

AqCommuityLogoxsm.jpg Perhaps you have seen articles about aquaponics in the media. Just a little bit of web research shows that aquaponics is definitely a hot topic in urban food communities across the country and around the world. 



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Looking for some ideas to make a small, apartment-style system that is visually appealing. If it were up to me I would already have moved and made a giant system in my future greenhouse ( us apartment dwellers can only dream). The problem is that some people( my girlfriend) do not see how the benefits outweigh the lack of connection between the decor of my apartment and my aquaponics setup. So if anyone has any ideas as to how I can convince my girlfriend to allow me to....

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Aquaponics: Hydroponics Meets Aquaculture


Ready-to-eat one-year old tilapia grown using aquaponics. / Photos from University of the Virgin Islands
By Dr. Joshua Strange, Two Rivers Tribune Contributing Writer
When you grow plants for food, you need to feed the plants nutrients so they will grow well. When you grow fish for food, you need to remove their nutrient rich wastes so they will grow well. Aquaponics takes these two problems and combines them to form a common solution: use the wastes from growing fish to feed plants, which in turn clean the water so fish can thrive. Innovative solutions that turn wastes into valuable resources are a hallmark of sustainability.
Global population recently surpassed seven billion people, and increasing numbers of people fall ill from consumption of unhealthy food products.....

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Urban Agriculture: Aquaponics

February 3, 2012

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Bob Ewing – Food, we all eat it, or at least we want and need to, how we meet that daily demand varies culturally, economically, socially and psychologically. In the past two articles, I have been focusing on the economic aspects, and will continue to do so today.
Aquaponics is gaining in popularity across the country, both small scale backyard projects and larger scale commercial efforts are establishing themselves as viable enterprise.

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And Finally..........
Will anyone buy my Lettuce? ...

How will I get the best price for my produce?....

Sylvia Bernstein talks with Murray Hallam......


How can I be sure I will be able to market my produce and make my Aquaponics business profitable?
   Why do I need a website .
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And on that note... All I can say is.....That's a Wrap...Till next time..
Be Good to each other and yourself...
O Z Z I E




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