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New type of very efficient LED lights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan McGuire Apr 18, 2013. 7 Replies

I saw this article recently and thought that it could be an interesting development for growers.  These are LED replacements for traditional fluorescent tube lighting found in offices worldwide....…Continue

Aquaponic Patents Pending for Portable Farms?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Fisk Mar 16, 2013. 7 Replies

In case it hadn't been noticed, here is what came out on the news-wire recently and I wondered what other people's thoughts might be?  I wonder what has actually been patented?:  On January 7, 2013,…Continue

Free Micro Aquaponics Plans ( IKEA-based hack )

Started this discussion. Last reply by Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 Dec 2, 2012. 4 Replies

Hello everyone,We have been absent for a little while from this site but we wanted to share a project with you.  These are the plans for a micro aquaponics system that we have had up and running for…Continue

Black Micro Aquaponics System (for some rescued fish!)

Started Sep 12, 2012 0 Replies

Recently, we were given about 20 small goldfish that were rescued from a local festival - we either took them or I was afraid they were just going to be thrown away.  I didn't have a suitable tank…Continue

 

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"Hey Joel, Actually, once you have them set up nicely.. tack them in so that they cannot move and I have found them to be no problem whatsoever, and easy to adjust if you need to.  Just cover the tube so as not to let light in (to stop algae)…"
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"How well does your U-Siphon work? I have wanted to experience with a siphon like this, but I feel like it might require constant adjustment. "
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Aquaponics in Japan

Aquaponics in Japan is a group that will highlight the develop of aquaponics in Japan, and any particular issues that are relevant to this country. I am also going to post technical developments that are relevant to Japan and so there may be articles that have a Japan focus to them, and would welcome any contributions from others that find suitable articles.See More
Sep 28, 2013
Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 replied to Chris Smith's discussion Aquaponics vacation rental??
"Great idea Chris... I think you could be on to a winner with that....  put me and my family down for a week!"
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Aquaponics in Japan is a group that will highlight the develop of aquaponics in Japan, and any particular issues that are relevant to this country. I am also going to post technical developments that are relevant to Japan and so there may be articles that have a Japan focus to them, and would welcome any contributions from others that find suitable articles.See More
May 29, 2013
Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 replied to Fabrizio Borrello's discussion My LED's don't emits enough light, Why?
"That could be your answer Fabrizio.... the lights could be much closer to your plants - within about 10cms should be good.  If all else is equal in your system then the distance between your plants and the lights is a little bit too much -…"
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Aquaponics in Japan

Aquaponics in Japan is a group that will highlight the develop of aquaponics in Japan, and any particular issues that are relevant to this country. I am also going to post technical developments that are relevant to Japan and so there may be articles that have a Japan focus to them, and would welcome any contributions from others that find suitable articles.See More
Apr 22, 2013
Dan McGuire replied to Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本's discussion New type of very efficient LED lights
"I'm more interested in graphene development.  Imagine a battery that once it had been used up, you could throw it into your worm bin for composting.  That's a possibility with this…"
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Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 replied to Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本's discussion New type of very efficient LED lights
"...ask and ye shall receive!......... New Batteries in Science Daily"
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Dan McGuire replied to Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本's discussion New type of very efficient LED lights
"I hope that by 2015 we have better energy storage so that efficiency doesn't matter nearly as much because we can just overstock on solar panels."
Apr 18, 2013
DaveG replied to Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本's discussion New type of very efficient LED lights
"That is a very good point!"
Apr 18, 2013
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"...but we can start saving up for our solar panels before then!"
Apr 18, 2013
DaveG replied to Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本's discussion New type of very efficient LED lights
"This is very exciting, too bad they are only going to be on the market in 2015!"
Apr 18, 2013
Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 replied to Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本's discussion New type of very efficient LED lights
"Lighting company Philips has developed an LED lamp that it describes as "the world's most energy-efficient". It said the prototype tube lighting LED is twice as efficient as those currently used in offices and industry around the…"
Apr 13, 2013
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New type of very efficient LED lights

I saw this article recently and thought that it could be an interesting development for growers.  These are LED replacements for traditional fluorescent tube lighting found in offices worldwide.... but if the technology could be adapted for use with plants then these could make for extremely electricity efficient lighting systems for aquaponics.  The ramifications could be quite exciting!…See More
Apr 11, 2013
Japan Aquaponics - アクアポニックス 日本 replied to Alan McKnight's discussion Air line thought
"We have used agriculture tubing (which I think are the same as your laser tubing) to deliver air to growbeds and it worked just fine as far as we could see.  We tried it in both media beds and DWC and it seemed good.  The agricultural…"
Mar 17, 2013

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www.japan-aquaponics.com

Hi there everyone,

My name is Aragon and I first started doing aquaponics in the UK about 19 years ago, and am now looking to really promote this in Japan (where I now live).

After the recent earthquake and Tsunami though, myself and a few others have gotten together to try and promote aquaponics to those devastated communities and to introduce them to this fantastic system.

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Indoor Hybrid Aquaponics System we recently built

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

I was hoping to show a new system that we made for a community learning centre in Northern Japan. This had been set up in Minamisanriku, a town that had been practically wiped off the map by last year's earthquake and tsunami.  

We had the support of the Australia and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan and several other groups, but we also have to thank two members of this forum who wish to remain anonymous, but who made a significant donation to the…

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DIY Aquaponics Guides

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 7:05pm 0 Comments

If anyone is interested we have put together some basic guides to help people who are looking at starting their own aquaponics systems.  We are writing more of them every week, but the first few are now up and running.

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A lot of this information is garnered from various sources from all over the web, and from various forums and blogs - including this one of course, but we hoped that drawing those sources together into single easy-to-read guides might be helpful.…

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Aquaponics for Schools in Japan - Yokohama International School

Posted on April 29, 2012 at 5:33am 0 Comments

Last Friday, Japan Aquaponics installed their first school system in Yokohama International School - much to the delight of the Year 4 kids who helped us to put it all together and set everything up!  YIS already has a small system running in their cafeteria courtesy of another one of our first client... their chef... and because of that, about a month ago we visited the school and gave a series of classes to about 100 of the children and staff.   …

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Agriculture Consumes 92% of Freshwater Used Globally (Aquaponics doesn't!)

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 4:53pm 0 Comments

I saw this article this morning and thought it may be interesting for other members.  It seems to underpin the need for alternative agricultural methods such as aquaponics, as well as the need to educate consumers into moving towards a fish-based diet rather than a meat based one:

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At 11:40am on November 27, 2012, Worasit Prommee said…

Hi from Worasit / Thailand.

Do you grow herbal or vegetable as alternative medicine in Japan?

Here people mainly produce common veg by hydroponic and some aquaponics but I try study in this kind plants.

At 12:19pm on April 3, 2012, YU OHKI said…

Hi, Aragon

Thanks for the replay.  Yeah, EXPENSIVE!!!

I'm originally from Machida and I've seen so many fishing parks (Tsuribori) go out of business (I love fishing!) wondering if there is any way to add aquaponics operation to the pond.  There is one place in Kanagawa that I always go to for Koi fishing and the pond water is always dirty.  They said they have to flush the water periodically (which goes straight into a near by stream).  These tsuribori places are usually small businesses owned by land owners.  What do you think?

At 2:00pm on March 29, 2012, YU OHKI said…

Hi, Aragon

Thanks for the welcome.

I love what you did with your system and the cool videos!!!  I love how compact the system is!  Yeah, true.  It seems like nobody really know anything about Aquaponics in Japan..... but like you said will have to start from  somewhere.   I believe there is big potential.  Many big name corporations in Japan are starting to invest on developing fully enclosed Hydroponic system.  Daiwa House has launched this really sleek high-tech system for home/community use.

http://www.daiwahouse.co.jp/release/20120321110106.html

but the price is too high, and there are no fish.....= no fun :)

Anyway,  please Yoroshikuonegaishimasu!

Thanks,

Yu

At 1:00am on February 27, 2012, Izzy said…

LOL, yes that radish could definitely handle those peppers! :-)

At 8:16am on November 29, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Glad you enjoyed the book and this site!  Thanks for your thanks.

At 7:44am on September 24, 2011, TCLynx said…
You are welcome and I like your picture with the blue fish!
At 7:45am on August 10, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome Aragon :-)

 

A wonderful way of life. There is already a wealth of knowledge in Japan and it should thus be easy to jump start this way of life. Looking forward to getting to know you more.

 

God bless :-)

At 5:26pm on August 4, 2011, alfred leslie goeltinger said…

Hello Aragon

My Name is Alfred and i live also in Japan Tokyo.

Last month i start aquaponics in a 20x5 meter Greenhouse in Funabashi.

Would be nice to go in touch with you and hear about your Aquaponics.

See you later Alfred 

At 10:28pm on August 3, 2011, Gina Cavaliero said…
Hey, no problem on the welcome!  Yes, I think there are probably many that share your same vision and goals and hopes for Japan.  You are on an awesome path friend!  Can't wait to hear more!
At 7:09am on August 2, 2011, Gina Cavaliero said…

 

Welcome!

 

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun and resourceful place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic. 

 

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

 

Please participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.  We would love to hear more of your work and progress in Japan.  We recognize the importance Aquaponics can hold for areas so devastated by natural disasters where valuable farm land has been destroyed.  I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors and have the utmost respect and admiration for your goals. 

 

Normally Sylvia Bernstein, the community's founder, would be welcoming you, but she is enjoying a well deserved vacation and I am helping out by welcoming new members in her absence.  I am certain she would be excited to have you join and she will be looking forward to getting to know you upon her return.  Thanks again for joining us, and I too look forward to getting to know you too.  See you around the site!

 

Gina Cavaliero

 
 
 

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