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Kobus Jooste's Blog – October 2011 Archive (2)

My pick for a commercial fruiting plant in aquaponics: The passion fruit

Most people interested in commercial aquaponics invariably start looking at potential yields of different crops and then, after a thorough literature search, will discover that there is very little available in terms of potential yields of larger crops.  Stuff like basil, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers etc. seem to be written about the most.


With the advent of what I consider to be the most likely design for my own use in a commercial environment, namely gravel beds and…


Added by Kobus Jooste on October 13, 2011 at 10:47am — 18 Comments

Can "Dirty" water NFT work?

Time for all the plant experts to wade in please!  I have been tinkering with a number of different media-less / media filled growing configurations of late.  The ones that interested me the most in the end was partly filtered versus “dirty” NFT.  The reason why this has become interesting for me relates back to the type of technology that is required to run these.  Should there be some way of making “dirty” NFT work, then there should be an advantage in trying to understand what I am…


Added by Kobus Jooste on October 1, 2011 at 6:29am — 6 Comments

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