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#138770 - 07/06/08 10:26 AM Portable Farms ? Aquaponics
frenchy Offline

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
I don't remember this subject being discussed in these forums. A search didn't give any result.

Does anybody have some experience/contact with this kind of "farming" or these very company ???


Edited by frenchy (07/06/08 03:02 PM)
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#138772 - 07/06/08 10:51 AM Re: Portable Farms ? [Re: frenchy]
Nishnabotna Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 512
Loc: Nebraska

#138773 - 07/06/08 11:30 AM Re: Portable Farms ? [Re: frenchy]
Nicodemus Offline

Registered: 10/30/05
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Loc: Virginia, US
If you look up Aquaponics, you'll find quite a bit more.

Nishnabotna linked one of my favorites: Backyard Aquaponics, which has an awesome forum with sections dedicated to members established systems to different types of fish and plants that work well in Aquaponics and a lot more. I'm not a member, but I must confess that I dig through the forums every few months and dream. I am thinking about ordering the "International Information Package" from them.

A few more are:
Urban Aquaponics, which has an interesting blog on Aquaponics
Practical Aquaponics, which has a forum (Aquaponics HQ) where a few people show off their systems and exchange ideas.

Most of the good sites seem to be from people located in Australia.
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#138780 - 07/06/08 02:02 PM Re: Portable Farms ? [Re: Nicodemus]
Nishnabotna Offline
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I've lately started to read up on this. Serious plans next year. Part of it is an excuse to be able to build a straw bale structure wink

#138783 - 07/06/08 02:29 PM Re: Portable Farms ? Aquaponics [Re: Nishnabotna]
frenchy Offline

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
thanks for the links..
more reading to do ...
sadly, living in a flat in Paris, I can't start experimenting....
But it's on my list of projects, those I will be able to work on, when retired and living in a house, in the country.

Edited by frenchy (07/06/08 03:04 PM)
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#138784 - 07/06/08 02:40 PM Re: Portable Farms ? [Re: frenchy]
dweste Offline

Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Alain: no balcony or sunny window? Think big, start small?

#138787 - 07/06/08 02:53 PM Re: Portable Farms ? Aquaponics [Re: dweste]
frenchy Offline

Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
no balcony ; only sunny windows are in the living room.
No way I will transform my living room in an aquaponics farm ...
Or should I think about it ... smile

#138789 - 07/06/08 03:14 PM Re: Portable Farms ? Aquaponics [Re: frenchy]
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2918
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Just a thought --

I'd be very open and up front with neighbours if trying this sort of thing. Last thing you need is people thinking it's a ganja grow-op. Next thing you know, men in black are bashing down your front door ...

#138809 - 07/06/08 06:42 PM Re: Portable Farms ? Aquaponics [Re: frenchy]
Duke Offline

Registered: 09/13/05
Posts: 53
Loc: Harlan KY
I was looking into just this sort of thing a couple months ago and decided to just plant some vegetables in pots. I had never done that before because I had the wherwithal to garden. But this has worked pretty well with minimal trouble. It gave me the opportunity to get early starts by buying plants (tomatoes and green peppers), and then planting squash and zucchini. That's all I have this year because I knew the two squashes were prolific with few plants and I didn't know how well it would work. But in the beginning when it was cold at night I would just bring them inside. Now of course I don't need to do that. I have lots of tomatoes right now and will be interested in seeing how long I can keep the plants producing. The green peppers have lots of small ones on now; likewise the squash, so things are just starting. Basically got a head start and plowed nothing. I'll do more next year.

#138857 - 07/07/08 04:50 AM Re: Portable Farms ? Aquaponics [Re: Duke]
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Loc: Centre Hall Pa
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