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Kobus Jooste's Blog – August 2011 Archive (4)

Building the core of my mixed system

When I first set this unit up, it comprised bites and pieces from a first trial unit that worked very well, but had to be moved.  It covered a larger area than what I had space for at home, thus the initial birth of my “cube quest”.  The system had a 1000 litre IBC and four gravel media beds in the new configuration.  The one media bed got used for all kinds of things – a DWC bed, a guppy fry tank and then back to raft before it got turned into the sand bed.  The other three have always been…


Added by Kobus Jooste on August 27, 2011 at 3:56pm — 14 Comments

Sharpening my pencil in mixed system design

Part 1: Understanding what I am trying to achieve.


In a number of blogs and posts on the mixed design forum I have often made statements regarding why I am pursuing a mixed system as my choice for a compact home unit.  In order to take a break from running out to the unit and trying to make small alterations in the limited time I have available at present, I thought it sound to first review everything I am working through and towards in order to make sure that I achieve the…


Added by Kobus Jooste on August 26, 2011 at 9:55am — No Comments

Getting cross at role models

What a strange sensation I had today.  Scrolling through some of my social media links, I came across a post on aquaponics – “10 rules of” no less.  It was by Dr Rakocy from UVI.  I will state upfront that the papers from this individual initially got me interested in aquaponics and I have used his detailed work a great deal since.  I am therefore comfortable with attributing my entry into aquaponics to a large extent to UVI and Dr Rakocy.  Many people on this forum can say this.  Whether it…


Added by Kobus Jooste on August 10, 2011 at 6:29am — 8 Comments

Multi-purpose components for mixed design systems

Here is a repeat of a discussion I started in the mixed design group to interest some people that may not have joined this open group.


The last couple of weeks have been really interesting in terms of reading up on some of the ideas and ideals of aquaponic systems, their designers, and in some cases, their rabid followers (shall I dare say worshippers?).  The Australian forums again supplied a bevy of examples of spats and howls around the mention of anything that does not…


Added by Kobus Jooste on August 8, 2011 at 6:37am — 3 Comments

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