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January 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Duckweed start-up


Added by Saleh Abbas on January 31, 2014 at 6:32am — 7 Comments

What no Snow? Oh and No heat either, but were still cycling...and planning.

Hello everyone,  

January gardening has been pushed back to February.  I was supposed to finish something.. but every week we kept driving off to see our new grandson and helping out the kids.

we shut off the lights and fans, but kept the pump and water heater going, so our system is idling with no plants.

So while the weather has been dry and cold most projects are in the collecting of supplies stage.

 1)  I did manage to score a new door for the…


Added by mark gordon on January 31, 2014 at 1:43am — 1 Comment

Aquaponics Research

As a newcomer to aquaponics (I set up my first system 6 months ago) I am impressed by the innovation of its users.

At the same time I was contemplating going back to do research, so I decided that I can combine my interest in research with my interest in aquaponics. But rather than run my own research project, I want to tap into the expertise of all the people who run their own system. After all they are the experts, rather than me a newcomer.

So I have set up a citizen science…


Added by Ria Follett on January 28, 2014 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

My story .2

Hello Everyone,

I live in Maine, built a 4 season aquaponic greenhouse, runs on solar power and Ground battery,(SHCS).

I employ, siphon controlled media beds, Rafts, vertical growing, Duckweed production, Bioponic theories, and low energy/high output systems.

Here is a photo journal of my gardens

I also work for a Pesticide free hydroponic…


Added by Michael Carlsen on January 22, 2014 at 4:51am — No Comments

The Wheel

Just posted a "progress so far" picture of an art piece my partner and I have dubbed "The Wheel". The concept behind this piece came from volksgarden design, however, we upcycled this project from 100% second-hand material; either we found it, had it, or we bought it at the scrapyard. The only thing I bought new in this project were the net-cups, which I later realized I could have made myself from plastic cups I had in the…


Added by Devin Solkov on January 21, 2014 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Take the good and the bad for what it is...

Well all is not well in the Northeast here.  OF course with all bad news is good news so the good news is we have started clearing out the vacant home we purchased and glad to say most of the trash is gone.  Now on to the demo once the power company drops the power lines.


As for the bad news, these sub zero temps have taken their toll on the outdoor system.  Water pump is frozen and beds froze over.  The kale is on the way out the door due to the…


Added by John Cubit on January 8, 2014 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

2 year start up and expandtion

My start up consisted of a portable 10ft x 20ft car port, with 4 - 4 x 8 grow troths, a self constructed 4ft x 4 ft x 3ft high self constructed 330 gallon tank and a 100 gallon stock watering tank and 220 fingerling tilapia. That was in July 2011. A major learning experience!

   In 2013 I expanded to 4 additional 275 gallon polly fish tanks and 12 additional 4 x 8 grow troths. and I am about to add 4 more grow troths.  The new growing area is housed in a 42ft x 26ft "hoop…


Added by Dave Lindstedt on January 2, 2014 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

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