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Kobus Jooste's Blog – September 2011 Archive (3)

Time to innovate is here

There have been a number of articles milling in my head again.  Being a person of above average curiosity in many directions is not always a good thing when there is an internet connection around, as you tend to spend far too much time scratching around in science and technology articles than updating your taxes or whatever else is pending.

 

The joy is when you read three or four totally unrelated papers and get that little flash of insight that allows you to draw new…

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Added by Kobus Jooste on September 18, 2011 at 2:54pm — 6 Comments

The "cube" design mixed system: Part 3 Adding the periphery

Part 3: Adding the peripheral structures

 

Being a bit more distracted than I wanted to be, the final stages of adding towers and NFT has not been completed yet.  Thanks to Google Sketch-up, I can show you where I’m headed though and in this way, I can explain what I am trying to achieve at this point in time.

 

The core is the nutrient factory, although the media beds are also planted.  The fish tank, sumps and filters all work together to give me the system…

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Added by Kobus Jooste on September 5, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

Are we designing for biochemical processes?

A number of discussions have prompted this thought pattern.  I credit the bulk of this current burst of cranial activity to a comment made by Terri Mikkola (Thanks Terri) regarding the population mix of bacteria responsible for nitrification and those responsible for the mineralisation of solids.  In UVI and Friendly style systems the multi-stage filtration system ensures that there is a separation from the zones where masses of solids accumulate.  In my current mixed system re-vamp, I have…

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Added by Kobus Jooste on September 4, 2011 at 2:01am — 5 Comments

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