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Buying Fish in Thailand for Aquaponics

Buying Fish in Thailand for Aquaponics After getting Dad’s system up and running the next thing we needed was some fish. The main fish in Thailand for aquaponics or aquaculture are Tilapia, a very hardy fish that grows very fast and can even bread in and aquaponics system. Here in
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IBC Thailand up and running

IBC Thailand First Run. After the initial test of the Affnan Siphon it was time to start putting in the rock and try the system out with all the parts in place. One question I get asked a lot is my siphon worked fine with out the media, but not
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Affnan Siphon Thailand

Back in December I did a quick trip over to Thailand to visit my Dad and help him build an IBC Aquaponics system. When I arrived he had already cut the IBC for the Aquaponics system ready for us to go and a load of blue metal delivered. I bought
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First Trout of 2014 Aquaponics Growing Season

First Trout of 2014 Aquaponics Today I started to harvest the first of the trout for 2014 for our Aquaponics system. They have been feeding like champs all winter with only the odd really cold day not wanting to eat much. The water had to get down in to the
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Update Aquaponics Swirl Filter

Update Aquaponics Swirl Filter This is just a quick post to show how the new new swirl filter is going. I have since moved it over to the other side of the aquaponics grow bed, more for a look thing than anything else. As you can see in this video
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Brett’s Aquaponics Up-date July 2014

Aquaponics up-date July 2014. This is a bit late in the month but I should just scrape it in.   The system has held up well over winter, the plants haven’t grown to well due to the water in the grow bed being so cold. For the past few weeks
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A Quick Video of the Results from the Aquaponics Swirl Filter

Results from the Aquaponics Swirl Filter Today I finally had a chance to replace the Temporary Aquaponics Swirl Filter for the newer up-dated version. With most of the water out it finally gave me a chance to look at just how much muck was removed from the aquaponics system over the past couple
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Aquaponics Temporary Swirl Filter One Week On

Aquaponics Temporary Swirl Filter One Week On It has been a bit over a week since I put the swirl filter into the Aquaponics system. As you can see from the photo above the water quality has greatly improved. Even the fish are looking a lot happier and feeding better. In
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Temporary Aquaponics Swirl Filter

Adding Temporary Aquaponics Swirl Filter To help clear up fish tank water. Last week I started to notice the water in the fish tank was getting dirtier and dirtier. Plus the Trout started going off there food. I had been thinking of putting in a swirl filter for awhile but just
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Trout coming up to feed in the Aquaponics System

Trout Coming Up to Feed. This monrning I managed to get some footage of the Trout we added into the Aquaponics System on the 7th of May coming up to feed in the Auaponics  system. They have been a bit shy for the past week but finally today they fed
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Adding New Trout for the 2014 Growing Season

I have been a bit tardy in putting theses 2 videos up here on adding new trout to our Aquaponics system. A couple of weeks ago now my friend Annette pickup a couple of hundred small trout for her self and few of us from her supplier. I grabbed 10
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Underwater Video of My Silver Perch

Video of My Silver Perch. Just back from holidays and while away bought my self a nice new GoPro. So this afternoon I gave it it’s 1st underwater test run in the Aquaponics system and made a Video of My Silver Perch and I think it did a pretty good job.
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Aquaponics Update – 24th January 2014, Some Cooler Weather

What A Difference A Week Makes Aquaponics Update – 24th January 2014: Last Saturday the cool change had just come in after 5 straight days of 40 plus degrees. Most days by my weather gauge was 45˚ – 47˚. With our warmest night over 30˚ with the rest in the
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Aquaponics Update Summer Heat 15th January 2014

Aquaponics Update Summer Heat Not one of my better days, after a 47˚ day yesterday and 30˚ over night the water temperature was still 25˚. I checked the fish this morning they where all fine no one showing any problems. With today only getting to 43˚ I thought the water
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Aquaponics Summer Heating Up

Today is going to be a warm one with the bureau predicting 43˚. Yesterday was supposed to be 35˚with my back yard gauge saying 41˚. So if today is supposed to be 43˚ I’m thinking today could get to 46˚ or 47˚. To give the plants and the trout a fighting chance
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Clear Media from Aquaponics Plants Video Up-date

This is a quick video to show you how easily the Celery roots came up from the Grow Bed. It only took about two to three weeks for the roots to rot enough for me to pull them up. As you can see in the video it didn’t take much
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Up-date of Trout and Silver Perch Experiment

Just a quick up-date on how the trout and silver perch have been getting on. It’s been over 2 weeks since I put the trout and silver perch in together with only the trout with the damaged tail not making it. Didn’t think his so called friends would attack the wounds. Not
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How To Clear Media from Aquaponics Plants

This is an issue I have struggled with for a few years, How to clear media from aquaponics plants simply and easily. I used to pull the plants up and painstakingly sit there trying to pull out the media by hand one clay ball at a time. At least I
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Adding Trout to My Silver perch

Last week I added in some trout to my main Aquaponics system to see how they would go with my current stock of Silver Perch. Whats In The Tank There are about 30 Silver Perch in the tank ranging in age from 4 years to less than 12 months, having
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