wetauser

Fish Aquaponic TV program

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Hi 

Watched this food show the other night,regarding the sustainability of Salmon farming,and this clip was part of the show, so put it onto YouTube,

Not very detailed but nice clip

Mike

 

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Hi Gary,

Thailand is in mourning for the Late King with the TV broadcasting  programs non stop, showing the good work he did in his life time,he started many agricultural projects to help feed the poor,such as introducing Tilapia farming and the growing of many types of veg , other than that it is very wet, just waiting for cool north monsoon winds to start blowing,

Aquaponic wise have a couple of banana plants in the grow beds which are going strong,hoping for a good crop in a few month, and just started with some crayfish in a tank, fingers crossed they don't eat each other before I get a chance.

The growing salad veg in the video clip looked very space age,I saw on the same channel that they are doing trials on growing basil underwater in warm sea water in clear plastic  bubbles, the sea keeps a constant temperature and condensation provides the fresh water.

 

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 I find myself wondering about why organisations are still building this type of facility.  We know about tilapia and we know about growing salad greens on their waste and there's nothing new in any of it.  Growing tilapia and greens on its own is a tough enough economic proposition....and it has to be even more expensive to do it under lights and stacked up to the ceiling like that.

The underwater basil sounds interesting, though.

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I presume that growing indoors you have more control over growing conditions,I have no personel knowledge of the effect light wave lengths have on the plants but have read that you can increase the flavour of veg by altering the make up of the growing lights,to me the only advantage is that you can grow in town close to your market,reducing transport costs and time,and of course there is the niche value of growing this way, but the high cost of initial set up and the building rental must be large.

Underwater basil

What we need is a trial underwater farm,say somebody who lives on an island in clear sea who could try this, just think, no aphids,leaf miners,or other pests,but offset by the chance of shark attack or blue bottle sting on your way to pick your basil

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11 hours ago, GaryD said:

 I find myself wondering about why organisations are still building this type of facility.  We know about tilapia and we know about growing salad greens on their waste and there's nothing new in any of it.  Growing tilapia and greens on its own is a tough enough economic proposition....and it has to be even more expensive to do it under lights and stacked up to the ceiling like that.

Look out your own backyard. Fodder systems use to be 1 layer systems, now they are multiple layered and more productive.

LED lighting becomes more efficent and cheaper to use, everyday. Plus using Solar makes it cheaper.

The facilities are available in most cities for pennies on the dollar, they don't produce any tax monies sitting there empty.

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