All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mar 7th, '12, 19:23 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Aug 3rd, '11, 21:50
Posts: 13
Images: 23
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: United States
Frank's Aquaponics in Boyd, Texas has recently installed a beginner system for student learning of growing their own vegetables and maintaining an envoirnmental safe food system. The students participated in assembly of the system.

I would like to use this topic for the students to add comments showing the progress of their system and encourage other schools to begin their own learning of aquaponics. Pictures of the system and progress will be added soon.


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
    Advertisement
 
PostPosted: Mar 7th, '12, 19:56 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '06, 08:44
Posts: 27177
Location: Gerringong
Gender: Male
Location: NSW Australia
Welcome to you and the students Gilly... look forward to seeing the photos... and make sure you let the kids know that questions are welcome...

_________________
>

Fresh By Nature - Distributor of Aquaponic Systems and Products in NSW
http://www.freshbynature.com.au


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mar 7th, '12, 20:13 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Aug 3rd, '11, 21:50
Posts: 13
Images: 23
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: United States
Thanks.... the new photos are in the Dunbar sub-album.


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Mar 10th, '12, 08:45 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Aug 31st, '09, 02:49
Posts: 296
Gender: Male
Are you human?: maybe
Location: N. Tx
gillybro,

It is so great to see a Texas and local to me school system, getting into AP, and learning about growing food........


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mar 24th, '12, 23:59 
Offline

Joined: Mar 24th, '12, 23:51
Posts: 1
Images: 0
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes
Location: USA Texas
Our Aquaponics tank is in and we are up and running!. We have nine fish and are growing peppermint, cherry tomatos and bibb lettuce. Our kids are soooo excited!!!


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Mar 25th, '12, 09:28 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Jan 11th, '07, 14:20
Posts: 6422
Location: Perth
Gender: Female
Location: Jandakot
How exciting, gave you got any photos Vwilliam?

_________________
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum ... a&start=45 (Fayes system)
http://backyardfarming.com.au/phpbb3/vi ... f=24&t=119 (Fayes garden) https://www.facebook.com/Botanic.Obsession


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mar 27th, '12, 20:04 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Aug 3rd, '11, 21:50
Posts: 13
Images: 23
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: United States
Photo of one the students showing what he learned about adding plants into a system while at Frank's Aquaponics.


Attachments:
Dunbar 2.jpg
Dunbar 2.jpg [ 116.69 KiB | Viewed 2743 times ]
Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: Mar 28th, '12, 10:44 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mar 12th, '06, 07:56
Posts: 16351
Images: 3
Location: Perth
Gender: Male
Blog: View Blog (1)
Looking forward to seeing how the school system goes gillybro... :thumbright:

_________________
www.backyardaquaponics.com
Bringing Food Production Home


Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: May 16th, '12, 22:17 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Aug 3rd, '11, 21:50
Posts: 13
Images: 23
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: United States
Here is a picture of my Taro plant.


Attachments:
File comment: Look at how big this Taro Plant has grown
Taro Plant.jpg
Taro Plant.jpg [ 115.67 KiB | Viewed 2375 times ]
Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: May 16th, '12, 22:23 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 6th, '11, 12:06
Posts: 10168
Gender: Male
Location: Northern NSW
fantastic growth!

what is the configuration of the entire system, its hard to work out from the pic's.

love your work by the way, what type of data are the kids collecting?

_________________
~2010/2011~
~2012/2013~
~2014~


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 17th, '12, 01:44 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '06, 08:44
Posts: 27177
Location: Gerringong
Gender: Male
Location: NSW Australia
Indeed Gillybro... nice work....

I'd like some more detail of the layout as well...

_________________
>

Fresh By Nature - Distributor of Aquaponic Systems and Products in NSW
http://www.freshbynature.com.au


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 18th, '12, 00:39 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Aug 3rd, '11, 21:50
Posts: 13
Images: 23
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: United States
The basic layout is 3 4ftx8ft GB's against the back wall then a 900 gal FT which has the 300 gal filter sitting over the FT. Then there are 3 4ft x 8ft GB's on the right of the FT. We then built another system like the first ( 6 GB's fed from a 900 gal FT. We use tilapia and have about 150 5 to 6 inch in each tank. The overhead line feeds oxygen to the filter and all the GB's. The GB's are using 1" styrofoam and 3" flowthru pots.


Attachments:
2012_5_16.jpg
2012_5_16.jpg [ 151.38 KiB | Viewed 2335 times ]
Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: May 18th, '12, 02:02 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend
User avatar

Joined: Feb 7th, '12, 02:34
Posts: 460
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes
Location: North Carolina
The Swiss Chards looking great. How did you grow them, planting seeds in there, or you use seedlings?
I sure could use some of that Basil with my lunch.

_________________
There is a price for everything in life!

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery .
Winston Churchill




My system thread


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: May 18th, '12, 09:06 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Aug 3rd, '11, 21:50
Posts: 13
Images: 23
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: United States
All of the plants are started in rockwool cubes from seeds. When they are at least an inch tall the cubes are moved into 3 inch pots filled with pea-size gravel or hydrotons and moved to the raft system. Each of the 4ft x 8ft GB's has a different start date. We have room for 200 pots in each bed. The kids learn the mechanics of an aquaponic system and have participated in all phases of setting up and maintaining their own system. We helped them set up an IBC tote system at their school. They are adding more students into the program next year. be sure and check out the photos of their system in my Dunbar subfolder.


Attachments:
IBC tote version.jpg
IBC tote version.jpg [ 143.17 KiB | Viewed 2307 times ]
Top
 Profile Personal album  
 
PostPosted: May 18th, '12, 22:50 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend
User avatar

Joined: Feb 7th, '12, 02:34
Posts: 460
Location: Smithfield, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes
Location: North Carolina
Hey Bro, you have done well. Congratulations.

_________________
There is a price for everything in life!

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery .
Winston Churchill




My system thread


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 29 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.806s | 19 Queries | GZIP : Off ]