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

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Replacing Your Fish Harvest

Started by Andrew Cumberland. Last reply by Andrew Cumberland Oct 31, 2017. 8 Replies

The Lads (that's as close to a name that they'll ever get) are now mostly at harvest size.  This brings some challenges that I'm starting to think about.Spacing the harvestI want to eat them fresh, not frozen.  Some are quite large and some are…Continue

Tags: backyard, new fish with old, aquaponics

Worm Infestation in Aquaponics Fish

Started by Elaine de Saxe Mar 7, 2017. 0 Replies

If this happens to your fish, a solution may be to use Homoeopathic remedies ...Article from homeopathyplus.com."Fish infested with worms or flukesQuestions and AnswersQ1: Jade perch fingerlings. I am growing out some jade perch fingerlings in an…Continue

Tags: Aquaponics, worms in fish, homeopathy, homoeopathy

Description of a simple Aquaponics Mineralisation Tank

Started by Rob Collings. Last reply by Terry Layman Oct 22, 2016. 4 Replies

Below is a one sentence description of the Mineralisation Tank (MT) which I use to mineralise aquaponics solids waste, which is collected via filtration within the aquaponics loop. A 200 Litre plastic blue barrel containing watery solids’ fish waste…Continue

Tags: ammionia, solids, waste, suspended, nitrite

Jumping back into it!

Started by Angela gray. Last reply by Rob Collings Oct 9, 2016. 11 Replies

Hello,I set up an IBC earlier in the year which was going really well. I didn't have fish ( just gudgeons) as winter was coming on and no one had fish stocks apparently. Anyway.. I'm keen to jumpIn again.. Ready to get my tank up & running.…Continue

my dream aquaponics

Started by Mary-Ann Baker. Last reply by Lissa Sep 28, 2016. 3 Replies

this would be my dream set up - ! Anyone had any success in DIY aquaponics systems -with any of these elements 1. barramundi fish 2. submerging…Continue

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Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 18, 2013 at 13:16

LOL. I worked out exactly what you meant by watching a video... but... um... yeah  (*Andy looks embarassed!*)

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 18, 2013 at 12:35

"Only aquaculture" is pretty darn good in my books!

Comment by Jodie Miller on January 18, 2013 at 12:23

We are only aquaculture at this stage.  Have small garden ponds and a dam so we are only interested in red claw and bass at this point.

However, it makes sense to integrate it all with grow beds.  We're just not there yet.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 18, 2013 at 12:00

What are you using for grow beds Jodie?

Comment by Jodie Miller on January 18, 2013 at 6:32

Haha!  I live with, count 'em, two handymen, so I don't get much opportunity to handle the tools.

One of 'em is also a pumps expert, so I think we have the *potential* of our aquaponics experiments in hand.  The pumps part is the *really* technical part Andy, as you'll no doubt gather from reading dedicated forums.

BIL put baby bass in our pond a few days ago.  There are also goldfish in there - bigger than them.  Waiting to see how many we have left today.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 18, 2013 at 6:05

Each to their own Lissa ;-) you are fantastic at propagation and growing weird plants well. 11/10

Comment by Lissa on January 18, 2013 at 5:58

Or a woman :I

I'm no good with handyman stuff either Andy. Completely hopeless. Stuff other people take for granted (I'm slightly in awe that Jodie says "just need a drill and jigsaw" and hey presto) I can't do and it's not worth me forking out $ for the tools because they will just sit there unused.

Way better to hire someone who knows what they are doing and will produce a good product in the end, that won't drive me crazy with it's inefficiency for years.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 17, 2013 at 21:25

Okay - here's an Andy confession.  This is a closely guarded secret so don't let on! (Not really.)  I'm bloody hopeless as a handman.  Honestly, I can't hammer a damn nail in straight.  My wife banned me from hanging pictures because they weren't spaced right.  It seems my skills lie in more technical areas (as you've probably gathered from the cheese and booze making).  I have no doubt I can keep the fish happy, no doubt I can work out how to add fertilizer to the plants if need be - what I'm most worried about is the stuff people take for granted.  OMG - I need to join pipes together!  I'll probably have to hire a man to help. 

Comment by Jodie Miller on January 17, 2013 at 21:11

Yep, only ours is white/translucent.  You would just need a drill and a jigsaw to remove the top altogether.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on January 17, 2013 at 18:54

Hey Becky.  All the IBCs I've seen are like Jodie's.  They are a lot like a water tank with the top moulded on.  Then they have a foot wide circular hole which has a screw on lid.  That why I was originally looking at wqter troughs but they are too expensive.  Here's what I think both Joide and I are talking about: 

 

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