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NSW Aquaculture Association Inc. | Aquaponics W...

NSW Aquaculture Association Inc. | Aquaponics W... | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Serving the Aquaculture Industry Since 1994 Recirculating Aquaculture and Aquaponics Short Course The NSW Aquacutlure Association in collaboration with NSW Fisheries and sponored by Pentair Aquatic Ecosystems are holding a two day Recirculating...
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Being held at Newcastle in late September.Featuring Dr Tom Losordo world renowned engineer expert on Recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS) and Dr Wilson Lennard has worked as a professional scientist for over 25 years. He has skills and experience in many biological disciplines, including: human assisted reproductive technologies (IVF embryology), freshwater aquatic ecology, environmental biology, constructed wetland design and engineering, water sensitive urban design, grey water treatment and recycling, black water treatment and recycling, freshwater aquaculture, marine aquaculture, hydroponics, integrated aquatic farming systems and aquaponics...Best in both fields in my opinion ~

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Commercial aquaculture has now integrated with hydroponics to create a budding new commercial industry.I,m seeking to curate fish species suitable that get along well with this vegetable/fruit growing systems.Aeroponics is yet another branch of this new farming technology.Clean green obviously ramifications for future feeding of the planets communities~
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Nutrient reservoir heaters - Progrow Hydroponics

Nutrient reservoir heaters - Progrow Hydroponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Did you know nutrient temperature can alter the pH value in #hydroponics?
Keep it stable with a thermostatic heater
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Useful to maintain your system at optimum temperature for growth~

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Indoor Home Aquaponics Automation

Indoor Home Aquaponics Automation | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Built a custom PLC-based control box for my home system. User interface provided by open-source EPICS control system software. Incoming search terms:aquaponics automationRelated posts:Backyard Aquaponics Intall video Part 2 of 3VAWT eletrownia wiatrowa, profesional test, Home Made Wind Turbine , alternator carAquaponics 4 You WOW Aquaponics 4 You
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A basic aquaponics automation side  project this guy has set up to his home aquaponics system logged on his laptop for automation and control... the way to go ~ Plenty of other useful other information at this site~

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The History of Aquaponics - Aquaponics Academy

The History of Aquaponics - Aquaponics Academy | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
In this episode of Aquaponics Academy, Dr. Nate Storey of Bright Agrotech dives into the history of aquaponics and how aquaponics has evolved.

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Podcast`s desighned to overcome common Aquaponics problems~

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This former semiconductor factory is now the world's largest indoor farm, producing 10K heads of lettuce per day

This former semiconductor factory is now the world's largest indoor farm, producing 10K heads of lettuce per day | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
This indoor Japanese farm uses LED lights and hydroponics to produce lettuce 2.5 times faster, with just 1% of the water, when compared to an outdoor farm.

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There is a PDF download here that may be of particular interest to to the LinkedIn Professional Aquaponics Group I delighted to be a member of with many cutting edge informative members that share information about automation and aspirations to contribute to future global food security ~ It takes money to make money~ I,m biased towards Family farms but are not oblivious to the fact that factory corporate farming has and is part of every day food production on a scale beyond the reach of the family farm~ It may offer opportunities to those who maybe dealt a bad hand by fate in this new innovative food production method by capitalizing on the knowledge they have after going bust on their own as many ventures have to-date ~

[ http://www.fieldrobotics.org/~ssingh/VF/Challenges_in_Vertical_Farming/Schedule_files/SHIMAMURA.pdf  ]

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Comment on The Best Hydroponic Nutrients For Your System by The Best Hydroponic Nutrients For Your System |...

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[…] There are 2 kinds of fertilizer: liquid & powdered. When looking for the best hydroponic nutrients for your system there are several things to keep in mind.  […]
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These boys are good ~ Nice one Nate he advises.. "How often should you check your system? If you are hand dosing your system (testing the water yourself), you will want to check it once or twice a day. The more convenient option is to buy a dosing system- a computer with sensors and pumps hooked up to solution which tests the water in your sump tank for you (every 5 or 10 seconds) and corrects it automatically. One such dosing system is Autogrow’s IntelliDose."

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Five-acre Aquaponic Farm in Florida Finds Market for High-end Greens

Five-acre Aquaponic Farm in Florida Finds Market for High-end Greens | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Ryan Chatterson has figured out that special combination of skills needed by today's aspiring aquaponic farmer: the ability to grow and the ability to market.
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Winners are grinner's ~ We need more good news stories like this as aquaponics is not the "darling" of investors and banks unfortunately~

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The Purpose of the ZipGrow Tower Design - YouTube

Why are the towers white? Why do you only grow on one side? In this video, Bright Agrotech's Co-Founder, Nate Storey, answers two common questions with verti...
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Nate Storey, answers two common questions with vertical farming:
1) Why are the towers white?
2) Why does Bright Agrotech only use one side of the tower?

Its about light and what works better ~

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▶ Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics - YouTube

Rik Kretzinger grew up on a Christmas tree farm and spent his college years studying horticulture, but he found it too difficult to make a living as a small ...
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Precise control ~ Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics.

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Introduction To Compliance Issues for Small Farmers Webinar

Introduction To Compliance Issues for Small Farmers Webinar | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Are a commercial farmer looking to begin selling to grocery stores but worried about compliance? This webinar is for you. Download the packet as well
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An introduction to compliance issues for small producers ~

 

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Comment on Biological Control by Alex Veidel

Comment on Biological Control by Alex Veidel | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
I highly recommend Green Methods for IPM products. I’ve used their predatory mites and predatory midge larva with great success.
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We call them Ladybirds, beetles down under(Australia) and there are a number of varieties and colours. I,m familiar with the red coated and yellow ones and don`t they just love Aphids.I,m sure we are not allowed to import bugs from over seas, as in the past we`ve had so many environmental disasters like the cane toads.

  This chart maybe handy for our north American friends in the battle to maintain a clean green solution to pests, that may get past your screened grow beds air vents. The bugs decimate and harm plants growth by devouring the leaves or sap ~Fungus and molds may be controlled by humidity control (ventilation) and non toxic sprays ~

    Bio -security is very important to a sustainable venture and many fish farms I,ve visited have a foot bath as well in case you bring pathogens on to the farm.Green houses often have a 2 doorway entrance as once bugs get established they multiply very rapidly ~ Prevention is always better than a cure if possible ~

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'Field to Vase' Bouquets Are the Latest Trend in Flowers - Wall Street Journal

'Field to Vase' Bouquets Are the Latest Trend in Flowers - Wall Street Journal | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal 'Field to Vase' Bouquets Are the Latest Trend in Flowers Wall Street Journal When doing her weekly grocery shopping online, marketing manager Florence Li, 29, bought a $30 bouquet from Silver Lake Farms, a Los Angeles micro farm...

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Revolutionary Changes In The Field Of Agriculture For Better Grades Of Farming – Hydroponics

Revolutionary Changes In The Field Of Agriculture For Better Grades Of Farming – Hydroponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Great domination in the food production industry in the upcoming years is going to be there by the Hydroponics technology of the latest kind. Agriculture of the new age style is quite different her...
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"Constructive usage of all these modern equipment to profitable yield is the overall highlight. You can actually find the technique to be as gratifying as the results are pretty wonderful. It is why the experts are of the opinion that the worthwhile innovations like this in the field of

agriculture can bring in significant beneficial impact in the modern day society in the upcoming past. Rewarding yield without any chemical constituents in them, are something pretty rare to be found in the modern day scenario where everything almost have some or the other kind of adulteration in it."

 

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▶ Barley Fodder Grow Room Procedures - Step by Step through the Daily Task - YouTube

At Paca Pride Guest Ranch, we're feeding our herd fresh micro-greens every day over the winter! We produce 50lbs of fresh barley fodder daily in a space that...
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A good step by step fodder production system using barley seeding 10lbs per day using chlorine bleach to sanitize seed to produce 50lbs of spouted barley and top dressing of diatomaceous earth a fossil shell flour for mineral traces and animal health.Typical grow cycle is 7-9 days 1 day tray dries on 10 day cycle .Risk of molds is reduced by better air circulation but better temperature control in grow space is most important ~ The one LED rope light in this video was a test to see if it impacted the shadowy areas towards the back of the shelving which gets shaded by latter days growth.You can use hydrogen peroxide spray to clean things like this the trays to be non-toxic ~

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New Wave Aquaponics Modified Swirl Filter - Green Energy Approach

New Wave Aquaponics Modified Swirl Filter - Green Energy Approach | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
New Wave Aquaponics Modified Swirl Filter Aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing soilless plants) system that mutuall… Related posts:Basic Aquaponics SystemOrganic Garden Set Up Aquaponics 1 2014Garage...
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Another simple modified swirl filter recommended for your aquaponics garden to stop clogging up your grow beds ~

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Comment on Red Worms and Vertical Farming by Matrix Media - Safety First, Then Productive Power

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[…] assists with good nitrification and other nutrient processing, it also creates a nice home for red worms, which are a great helper in breaking down solids and making nutrients more bioavailable in […]...
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"assists with good nitrification and other nutrient processing, it also creates a nice home for red worms, which are a great …"

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▶ How To Select Your Fish Tank For Aquaponics - YouTube

Enjoy this free lesson on how to select your aquaponic fish tank from The Aquaponic Gardening Online Course taught by Sylvia Bernstein of The Aquaponic Sourc...
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Sylvia covers a few points about using a plastic tank material that wont leach chemicals in to your food grade round fish tank like polyethylene/ the better stability of your system using using a bigger than 200gal tank/other points circulating water and fish with no corners for fish feces to accumulate ,a wider top also benefits for better oxygen exchange.Fish like a cover to reduce stress and stop them jumping out~ Uniseals and bulkheads preferred for flat surfaces  for outlets~ 1;1 ratio of fish tanks volume to grow bed volume, 6 gallons of water per sq-ft of growing space, could be bigger if your sump is ~

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Comment on Food Safety and Hydroponics: Conventional vs. Organic Fertilizers by Food Safety & Hydroponics Conventional vs. Organic | Organic Social Media

Comment on Food Safety and Hydroponics: Conventional vs. Organic Fertilizers by Food Safety & Hydroponics Conventional vs. Organic | Organic Social Media | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
[…] Source: verticalfoodblog.com […]
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Here again Dr Nate Storey dispels some myths about the word "chemicals" that many who will only eat organic for fear of that word... and I like what he has to say~

["Aim for Transparency, not “Organic”

And transparency is really what we’re looking for, isn’t it? We want to know how our food got to be what it is and where it is. We want to know whose hands have touched our food and how long ago it was harvested. Transparency is the key to finding the food you want- safe, sustainable, and healthy." ]

 Now aint that the simple truth folks , I recommend a good read and listen to his You Tube along with others I,ve posted here on Scoop,it!

 They are a handful the experienced  exponents I personally like the most ~ This guy is from Canada others from Australia ~ USA has the only qualified engineer that travels the world educating on his related field Recirculating Aquaponics Systems Dr Tom Losordo now talking with him integrated Aquaponics expert Dr Wilson Lennard~ The later has with him in Aquaponic Solutions a pioneer in the field, the illustrious Dr James Rakocy , together another must have book anticipated *༺♥༻*

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Unique Led Grow Light for Vertical Growing System

This 700W led grow light specially designed for vertical hydroponics growing and marijuana cultivation.
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It`s a sad day when you don`t learn something new I guess , a cool bit of design ~ The illustrated grown product here hasn't been dealt with by me, mainly food as opposed to medicinals due to wrong assumptions that can be drawn by narrow minded bullshit rubbish people that lock up and ruin young lives futures, experimenting as right of passage~You know Clinton and Obama~ So as with other commercial products and educators systems I don`t endorse one over another but appreciate any innovations in design that can advance aquaponics or hydroponics ~

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Ongoing Adventures In Aquaponics – June 2014 Edition, Part 5

Ongoing Adventures In Aquaponics – June 2014 Edition, Part 5 | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Not Quite Free One of those great words I hear often associated with backyard aquaponics gardening is "free". Most of the time, they mean "free as in beer" (1, see Linkliography below). In practice, it's more like "free as in speech" (1). Let's take a look at a simple "Mark II" conceptualization of my basement aquaponics, including the lessons I've learned so far. 208 L / 50 US Gal Food-safe ABS "blue" barrels - $50 each. Need 2; total $100. ... cut one in half lengthwise. These are your growbeds. ... cut one 1/3 / 2/3 across it's diameter. The 1/3 is your sump, the 2/3 is your fish tank. ... Working water volume = 139L / 34 US Gal. Lumber: 22 m / 75 ft of 50mm x 150mm / 2" x 6" framing lumber. Use to build shelving / supports. Use "glue and screw" for construction. Total $70. ... sump on … Continue reading →
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Just to dispel any misconceptions that backyard aquaponics gardening is very cheap "free" organic vegetables and fish this article gives a realistic breakdown of establishment costs. Break even on your first year and better returns the second for a family of four..Not free but not expensive either ~

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Preventing Fish Disease in Aquaponics

Preventing Fish Disease in Aquaponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Find out how to keep disease from reaching the fish in your aquaculture farm. We’ve listed ways to make sure your fish remain healthy.

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Always a good idea to have an extra aerated fish tank or aquarium to salt bath ~ Fish dips and baths will remove external bacteria, parasites, and other disease causing organisms before introducing them into the main tank. Dips and baths are the next best thing to prophylactic quarantine. The main difference between the two is that the dip/bath is an external treatment, while a hospital tank allows the fish to be observed and treated for internal diseases and parasites as well.

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FarmTek - Hydroponic Fodder Systems, Farming & Growing Supplies, Hoop Barns, Poultry & Livestock Equipment, High Tunnels, Greenhouses & More

FarmTek offers the best customer service and most economical prices on products for the agricultural industry. Product offerings include farm supplies, aquaponic, poultry supplies, agriculture products, animal housing, home improvement, commercial high tunnels and hoop houses, fodder growing kits, livestock care and greenhouse equipment, including garden carts and poly film.
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"Our mission at FarmTek is to provide the highest quality products at affordable prices and excellent customer service. Now we are taking our goal of serving you one step further by offering you the chance to attend our Controlled Environment Agriculture School (CEA). This is a great opportunity for you to learn about some of the latest trends in growing."~

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How To Build Hydroponic Growing Systems For Top Yields | Hydroponics Farming Equipment & Supplies

How To Build Hydroponic Growing Systems For Top Yields | Hydroponics Farming Equipment & Supplies | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
How to set up a Hydroponic Growing Systems for farmers seeking to get high yields.
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A good article and basic good video introduction to basic home or farm growing systems ~ Certainly not as demanding to understand as automated systems~ Large systems run by current hydroponics professionals as a friends and contacts on Professional Aquaponics LinkedIn group drive. Joe Swartz and Graham Dunling there, commercial growers have been an inspiration and help sharing their knowledge to that group, that takes years of study and practical experience to gain~ An understanding of the different nutritional requirements of different crops and efficiency in production, automation in planting and harvest systems, software recording to keep track..,. The fast delivery of product and organizing of staffs duties ~ This read will illustrate how you can start small and grow such an enterprise if you love results ~ Again I`m not endorsing advertised products or gurus but the video is a cool little mono-crop system (Capsicums quite expensive out of season, green yellow red and chillies pepper cultivars.>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsicum )~ It would have been good to see the plants growth stages through to cropping my only critique and whether he had a water exchange with fresh lot of nutrients added to replace those taken up by plants but probably not necessary for this small crop.Also a comparison of power usage costs to value of production also comes to mind~

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Aquaponics How To

Aquaponics How To | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
transcription Video.. Welcome to our phase one greenhouse aquaponics system, set up to grow 1,000 fish.
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Not a bad video for 1000 fish. how do you build your system to host the most bacteria? & where do you get that bacteria in the first place? The amount of bacteria that your system can host is directly proportionate to the amount of surface area your system has. This particular bacteria needs surface area to colonize. That’s what the rocks are good for..Besides stabilizing the plants, they create a huge amount of surface area. & you can increase this in several other ways–you can build a trickle filter, a sand filter, we built a bead filter with 100 pounds of beads tumbling around, creating a massive amount of surface area.They have a forum . A data site on their web site~

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Spirulina Algae Microfarm near Olympia Washington

The first Pacific Northwest spirulina microfarm is located near Olympia Washington. As one of the northern most spirulina farms today, this farm will demonst...

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Does Hydroponic Forage Production Make Sense?

Does Hydroponic Forage Production Make Sense? | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
News and information from UC Cooperative Extension about alfalfa and forage production.
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" The hydroponic concept may be appealing at first look, but it generally doesn’t hold up to scrutiny after careful thought.All animal rations consider feeds primarily as dry matter(DM) Its main problem is that it exhibits a net loss in terms of DM yield of 24 to 30% after 6 to 7 days of growth. The DM yields of hydroponic systems are actually negative, compared with the initial seed input.  Additionally, there is likely to be a loss in feeding value of sprouted grain compared with raw grain, on a dry weight basis.  This result makes sense when considering that the seed must utilize stored carbohydrates in order to drive growth of the seedling. The costs per pound or ton produced are likely to be significantly higher per unit hay equivalent (or feed grain equivalent). Although hydroponic forage has great appeal to those who wish to be more self-sufficient in feed supply, the yield, quality, and costs of this system appear not to be favorable." Productivity and Nutritive Value of Barley Green Fodder Yield in Hydroponic System.  World Applied Sciences Journal 16(4): 531-539.

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