hello all.I recently built a IBC system for my dad in Stockton, Cawe are using 1 375 gallon ibc tote as the tank, 3 4x4 grow beds at 16" depth, and 1 raft system. Similar to M. Hallams Chop 2 or…Continue
"The key thing here is Permaculture will never be aquaculture or aquaponics. Permaculture involves setting up 'systems' to be self sustaining. This means creating an environment, literally, where one system feeds into another system…"
"Well saidI think often over looked in aquaponics is the consumption of natural resources. Electrical energy, valves, piping, containers, greenhouses, etc...
In permaculture we don't see that a much perhaps in use of tractors or equipment. Most…"
"I don't.... I guess mainly because as he and the presenter says... "they really don't know much about it... I'm an ignorant blob"...
Pity he hasn't actually investigated it more thoroughly.... aquaponics might…"
"May I reccomend adding worms to your beds. I cycled my system for 2 weeks using kelp exctract. System has been stable for 18 months now. Usually it's about 7.3 ph with .2 ppm nh3 and no detectable nitrites or nitrates. I have had some small…"
Aloha! Thanks for the friend invite...unlike Sylvia's message to you, this one is not automated....I do not participate here, mainly because I have run afoul of the ridiculous politics in this tiny community, largely because of Sylvia, whose site we are on.
Because I respect that fact - this is Slyvia's site - if you would like to communicate with me or Tim directly, you can reach us through our website, or directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tim at email@example.com. Please feel free to explore our website - from what others have told me, we offer more on our website for free than others do in their entire trainings.
PS I absolutely HATE the word "aquapon". It reminds me of "capon", a neutered male chicken. We use the word "aquaponicist". It may be slightly harder to say, but it seems to be a better word to describe us. But that's just me... =)
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