Off grid mini Aquaponics setup using an old chair

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    Check out this cool mini aquaponic setup using an old pvc chair as the frame - genius!

    He has made it off-grid and I reckon this is one of the best DIY portable aquaponic systems I've seen. Yet to see any fish or green growth but I'd say it would work fine. What do you guys think?

     
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    I'll have to watch it tonight, ... but .,... I didn't even see this post before "dated April 16" :shock:
     
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    Obviously, cleaning up the categories has helped find stuff. .. :cheers:
     
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    Looks good, but I think the water tank isn't big enough so he'll be limited to the amount of fish he can have, and there wont be enough fish poo output to feed the plants. (i'm no expert though)
     
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    You'd know more about it than me Stevo but yeah you're probably right.

    I imagine those pretty large pond/tank setups with a fairly good population of fish which is pumped into a narrow or concentrated growing area like guttering would work best.
     
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    yeah from what I've seen, most people have atleast a 1000L tank, and have 50 to 100 fish growing, usually a largish breed of fish to get the amount of nutrients needed. He could probably fit a few fish in there and once they grow too big he could transfer them to a larger tank, but then that would mean a second system. Watching videos like this does inspire me though, maybe one day i'll get organised enough to give it a go, but it's a lot of work to add to my list :blush:

    PS/edit. although, my sister inlaw used to use an old bathtub for the fish tank.
     
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    Well, the thing is a person wouldn't want to go through the trouble of setting up such a system for just one head of lettuce unless it is a scaled down experiment. So you might as well make it big enough from the beginning hey or it would be a total waste of time.

    Still I do like how this unit is solar powered and made from recycled materials but yes it seriously needs scaling up.
     
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