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Aquaponics Adventures

A group for those who are either doing, or thinking about, aquaponics.  All tips welcome.  Nobody is too experienced or too new to join.  

Members: 40
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

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Coping with the seasons

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Dec 28, 2014. 12 Replies

Hopefully, we can share some tips.  Keeping the tank warm in winter and cool in summer. Continue

Tags: seasonal tips, cooling, heating, Backyard, Aquaponics

How tough is this aquaponics gig - be honest now!

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Nov 20, 2014. 28 Replies

I'm hoping people who have a set up or two join in to this conversation.  It's aimed at helping those thinking about aquaponics. So how hard is it?  Do you have to be a chemist?  Genius?  Farmer? Fish keeper? Share your experience. Continue

Tags: how hard, aquaponics, backyard aquaponics

A Village Idiot's Guide to Aquaponics Part 2: Running the System

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Nov 11, 2014. 15 Replies

This is the first post in part 2 - running our system. You can read from the top now.  Wow - we have now moved to videos!!!Aquaponics: Part 4 Video.  The new growbed.New…Continue

Tags: yard, grow, bed, back, System

Aquaponics - the draw backs!

Started by Andrew Cumberland Sep 1, 2014. 0 Replies

I thought I'd do a thread about the disadvantages or draw backs of aquaponics, since they aren't all as obvious as it might seem. Frist - the set up cost.  Now that's obvious.  You need a bed, a water proof and non-fragile liner or tank, a pump and…Continue

Tags: disadvantages, backyard, Aquaponics

Aquaponics vs Hydroponics (Kratky non-circulating).

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Aug 11, 2014. 6 Replies

I've been conducting a comparison of a Kratky hydroponics system vs my traditional aquaponics.  I'll share the links below (two of these are repeat posts but I wanted to show the whole story - the rest will be new).  Continue

Backyard Aquaponics on Sale ...

Started by Elaine coolowl. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland May 31, 2014. 5 Replies

Not sure how to view this guy: a fast-talking fear-mongering salesman. I bear in mind the saying: "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is".I'd love some members of this group to listen to this guy and see what you think about it.…Continue

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Comment by Christine Cox on Wednesday
Also Andy I have an Ibc aquaponics set up for sale if any one is interested. It's attractive to look at. Covered in pine pailings for an aesthetically pleasing look.
Comment by Christine Cox on Wednesday
Had trouble with our biggest tank too because of too much rain. Tank 3 threatened to burst start to leak a little. A quick part empty into various buckets and bins and it was right again. I hope you used four inch this time Andy.
Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Wednesday

The tank didn't have an overflow pipe Elaine.  With all the rain, it got so full and so heavy that it tore the screws right out of the sleepers (even though each board was double screwed with 75mm screws).  Since the video, I have also installed an overflow!

Comment by Elaine coolowl on Wednesday

Lost the plot here Andy … did the boards heave off the side of the tank because … ?

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Wednesday

You would probably have built it properly in the first place Cheryl !

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on Wednesday

WOW Andy, what a job - glad it was you not me.  

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on Tuesday

I posted this as a video generally and then realised that it should be in the group: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jtwPbQ2sWs&feature=youtu.be

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 9, 2015 at 20:02

Here's my attempt at

Trying to add an element of cute to the solar  in my aquaponics system. I'm quite pleased with it. 

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on December 21, 2014 at 23:59

Any large hardware should have them Rob (in 19 or 13 ml).  It's a garden irrigation filter. It was designed to stop the little jets on the inground sprinkler systems from clogging up. 

Comment by Rob Collings on December 21, 2014 at 23:48
Awesome, the old toothbrush 100 recycle uses just went up to 101 recycle uses.
I've been meaning to ask, where did you get that filter?
 

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