A College Student Has Figured Out How To Grow Food Using Your Old Fish Tank What started out as a mishmosh of Tupperware containers, cardboard, and Duct tape is now a functioning system of pipes, drains, and plastic that turns a standard fish tank...
Jim Hall's insight:
From my experience, like many others, these systems are esthetic, but don't produce much in the way of plants, the idea of fish being an alternate source of protein is substituted for ornamental fish and the structure require timers and electric pumps to operate, as opposed to the use of air pumps to move water at a lower cost, which is less likely to plug up and burn out and produce a realistic amount of food as a backyard system that uses food fish, more grow area and cost efficient air pump for aeration and water movement.
First a thumbnail sketch of aquaponics (AQ) in general and as practiced in the above pictured greenhouse. AQ is the process of growing plants in water like hydroponics but the fertilizer is (mostly) provided by fish who live in the water used to flood the plants. It is, at it’s heart, a symbiotic relationship wherein the plants feed from the fishes’ effluent which cleans the water that is returned to the fish who then, frankly, shit in it again. Fish gotta do what fish gotta do. The good news is that fish poo is just about the best poo you can use for plant food.
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Boston resident Mike Griffin decided a few years ago to try to use a small goldfish pond in his yard to grow some vegetables. Griffin, who had decades of experience in the construction industry, built a greenhouse with gravity pipes that carried nutrient-rich water from the pond. Plants were placed in holes on top of the pipes with their roots stretching down into the water where they were able to feed on the continual stream of fish waste. The piping system then carried clean water back to the pond.
The first phase of the project would be located in Palawai Basin at the former piggery site and include four greenhouses as well as about a half-acre of bio-beds to grow enough produce to supply residents and the hotels. It is scheduled to get going this summer, according to Pulama Lanai, the operational entity owned by the billionaire tech titan.
Jim Hall's insight:
Spoke to people on Lanai about aquaponics and a co-worker was even doing some, before Ellison bought the island. I figured it was a matter of time and I'm glad to see he's moving ahead with it. I still would like to see it being done on a backyard scale as I did it on Maui. Great for the water situation on Lanai.
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As an addition to the popular six-part series just published on the topic of Backyard Aquaponics Made Easy, we also wanted to offer nine excellent suggestions for simplifying your installation process.
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Glenn Martinez has been working at various designs to create high pressure and high volume for Aquaponics system using very low power. See his work through Olomana Gardens and youtube. Also, Natalie Diaz-Cash.