This AP system is one our family installed at an orphanage in Honduras to allow them to become food independent. We help manage the system, and have trained older teens to run the AP system, which provides food for the 100 people there.
Produces food on a year round basis
Can be solar powered
Can use recycled water
Employs local semi-skilled labor (women, men, young and old)
Enhances the value of the property and surrounding property
Produces organic food and requires 90% to 95% less water than in-ground growing
Can be installed nearly anywhere in the world
Produces an organic fertilizer that can be used on any crop or plants
Southwestern Ontario, Canada
50 Gal rearing tank (goldfish & barbs)
50 Gal Hydroton filled growbed
50 Gal sump (Vampire shrimp & glass shrimp)
Continuous Run Flood/Drain
4x48" T8 Fluorescent Bulbs
Water temp 74 F
This is our first micro aquaponics system which we are hoping to use as a demonstration model to show schools and other interested parties in Japan.
This was built only very recently and is currently being modified and tweaked to make it better.
Overall though, it is working very nicely and the loop siphon is not giving us any problems!
What do you think?