MasterCATZ

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  1. yes testing is not cheap its about $750 just to do a thorough soil test excluding nutrients / minerals http://www.soilfoodweb.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=218&Itemid=153 Vermiponics is the way to go if wanting to grow plants or just a few seasonal fish plus worms will handle any temperature ( well any temperature Australia QLD has ) I almost lost all my fish yesterday to a snap chill , let's just say they all looked dead upside down sideways any which direction did not even appear to have any gill movement or moved when I prodded them, I discovered a few still alive so after spending the day boiling water for raising the temperature more started responding in the end 99% were still alive by night time they were swimming around again wanting feed , and I doubled my heaters ... Plants normally need around 100 grams of nutrient content per m2 Fish you can only feed them 2% body weight Worms you can feed them 50-100% their body weight BSF you can feed them 400+% their body weight Fish can be stocked @ 20kg / m3 and can output 400 grams worth of nutrients / m3 Worms can be stocked @ 2kg /m3 and can output 2000 grams worth of nutrients / m3 BSF / Worm combination inside an IBC can reach 30kg worth of processed compost per day this would mean 1 IBC used as vermiponic system could possibly run 300 sqm grow area !!! vs 1 IBC aquaponic that can only handle 4 sqm ( yes more if growing lettuces using 20 grams worth .. ) how ever I would only be doing around 5kg per m3 as the BSF will be in limited supply during cold weather and over feeding bins would overheat the bins for the worms how ever this is not taking in consideration that the BSF has now become 28kg worth of Fish feed ... and that most of whats left behind is now worm castings that could be sold as pure soil compost I am just putting it out there that you could be collecting heaps of rotten foods and composting it to grow plants / fish with quite effectively I am currently working on building ~ 30x IBC vermiponic compost bins which will be capable of processing any of my fish deaths (~4000 Fish / ~2 ton ) for worst case scenario and be my backup system for supplying plants their nutrients if fishless I am pretty sure we can all agree the money is in the plants and not the fish oh did I mention 50% of the worms diet would be free cardboard and vermicompost can be easily sold $5 / kg or $2 / L worm juice and worms can be sold $50 per 500g !!! and reproduce like no tomorrow .... WEEK 1 100 Adults WEEK 2 100 Adults 300 Cocoons (A) WEEK 3 100 Adults 300 Cocoons (A) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (B) WEEK 4 100 Adults 300 Cocoons (A) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (B) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons © WEEK 5 100 Adults 900 Juveniles (A) 300 Cocoons (B) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons © – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (D) WEEK 6 100 Adults 900 Juveniles (A) – 7 days old 900 Juveniles (B) 300 Cocoons © – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (D) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (E) WEEK 7 100 Adults 900 Juveniles (A) – 14 days old 900 Juveniles (B) – 7 days old 900 Juveniles © 300 Cocoons (D) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (E) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (F) WEEK 8 100 Adults 900 Juveniles (A) – 21 days old 900 Juveniles (B) – 14 days old 900 Juveniles © – 7 days old 900 Juveniles (D) 300 Cocoons (E) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (F) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (G) WEEK 9 100 Adults 900 Juveniles (A) – 28 days old 900 Juveniles (B) – 21 days old 900 Juveniles © – 14 days old 900 Juveniles (D) – 7 days old 900 Juveniles (E) 300 Cocoons (F) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (G) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (H) WEEK 10 100 Adults 900 Juveniles (A) – 35 days old 900 Juveniles (B) – 28 days old 900 Juveniles © – 21 days old 900 Juveniles (D) – 14 days old 900 Juveniles (E) – 7 days old 900 Juveniles (F) 300 Cocoons (G) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (H) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (I) WEEK 11 100 (original) Adults 900 Adults (A) 900 Juveniles (B) – 35 days old 900 Juveniles © – 28 days old 900 Juveniles (D) – 21 days old 900 Juveniles (E) – 14 days old 900 Juveniles (F) – 7 days old 900 Juveniles (G) 300 Cocoons (H) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (I) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (J) WEEK 12 100 (original) Adults 900 Adults (A) 900 Adults (B) 900 Juveniles © – 35 days old 900 Juveniles (D) – 28 days old 900 Juveniles (E) – 21 days old 900 Juveniles (F) – 14 days old 900 Juveniles (G) – 7 days old 900 Juveniles (H) 300 Cocoons (I) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (J) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (K) 2700 Cocoons (A-1) FINAL TALLY (END of WEEK 12 | Beginning of WEEK 13) 100 (original) Adults 900 Adults (A) 900 Adults (B) 900 Adults © ——————————– 900 Juveniles (D) – 35 days old 900 Juveniles (E) – 28 days old 900 Juveniles (F) – 21 days old 900 Juveniles (G) – 14 days old 900 Juveniles (H) – 7 days old 900 Juveniles (I) ——————————– 300 Cocoons (J) – 14 days old 300 Cocoons (K) – 7 days old 300 Cocoons (L) 2700 Cocoons (A-1) – 7 days old 2700 Cocoons (A-2) 2700 Cocoons (B-1) —————————————————————– TOTALS 2800 Adults 5400 Juveniles 9000 Cocoons SO… We’re looking at a potential 28-fold increase in the number of adults alone!
  2. could also make BIOCHAR out of the wood chips with Top-lit updraft kiln (TLUD) high resale value as well