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Month: June 2014

Ongoing Adventures In Aquaponics – June 2014 Edition, Part 5

Post Views: 2,040 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…

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