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Critique my aquaponics design
« on: June 15, 2017, 12:21:30 AM »
Take a look at the pic and sharpshoot it.  Trying to crowdsource the knowledge here so I dont have to rebuild as many mistakes!

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Re: Critique my aquaponics design
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2017, 04:40:28 AM »
It does not look like a bad idea, I will look at it again on my laptop when I can, so I can get the whole view at once. I suggest using cheap  $0.17 feeder goldfish until it runs awhile before getting more expensive ones.  My only concern currently is, if you get a problem in one tank healthwise, how can you isolate it.

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Re: Critique my aquaponics design
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2017, 11:50:40 PM »
Ive done some more research since making this.  Based on my calculations on how much grow space I want, I need more fish space, so I need to make it all bigger!  That said, Im thinking about starfishing the system.  Each species would get a series of grow out tanks on a seperate water line.  If I got a problem with some disiese I could isolate that species at least, perhaps each tank, and have a circulation pump on spare until the problem could be rectified. 

So think of Jack's aviary but 4-5 of them in a starfish pattern with a sump tank like a 1000 gal stock tank buried in the center.  Then I could extend the arm of each starfish with outside grow beds to balance the amount of fish in the system.  The outside systems would go dormant during cold season, just when the fish are providing less waste.  The shade cloth on the aviaries gets replaced with greenhouse plastic just prior to first freeze and the inside beds are growing winter hardy crops. 
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Re: Critique my aquaponics design
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 01:37:43 AM »
Expanded system based on calculations using Univ. of Virgin Islands data.

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Re: Critique my aquaponics design
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 08:02:23 AM »
You might talk to the Oregon State University about their aquaponics system and recommendation as well.

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Re: Critique my aquaponics design
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 10:27:20 PM »
If I go through with this, its bigger than many of the research and commercial systems ive seen online.  Gotta do some research now on marketing what I grow, cause growing is the easy part, right!
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My Orders

My orders are to fight;
Then if I bleed, or fail,
Or strongly win, what matters it?
God only doth prevail.

The servant craveth naught
Except to serve with might.
I was not told to win or lose,–
My orders are to fight.

~ Ethelwyn Wetherald