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  1. ande

    Hi!

    Hi DanielJ Welcome to APN/HQ cheers
  2. Hi bkardon Welcome to APN/HQ cheers
  3. I really wish you where wrong on this matter so sad cheers
  4. Hi BD Sad to observe and impossible not to know about if you read/watch any news outlets. I saw a interview with some Norwegians, when they arrived home for Christmas after a 2 week volunteer deployment in NSW fighting fires, alongside Brits & Canadians. I wish you guys down under all the best 🤞 cheers Seems to create some political turmoil cut/paste from here https://greenlemon.me/guy-posted-a-tweet-thread-that-reveals-the-devastating-power-of-the-australian-bushfires/ Guy Posted A Tweet Thread That Reveals The Devastating Power Of The Australian Bushfires By margareth January 4, 2020 It’s burning and still will for the next few months. More than a million acres of rainforest were burnt in Amazon, but that was not enough to turn the head of the people. Currently, more than 6 million acres of land has turned to ash in Australia with the fire showing no signs of stopping. Thousands of people are stranded on the beach and had to be evacuated by water and air as land access had been blocked with scorching fire. More than 400 million of wildlife creatures are gone, putting a huge dent on the native species. Since September 2019, New South Wales has been experiencing bushfire which quickly grew severe. The country was supposed to experience rainfall at this moment, but the wind had blown that rainfall elsewhere, causing the land to dry up. Green Lemonwishes to raise awareness on this incident and this man’s tweet did the trick. Bodie Ashton, a historian, took to Twitter to explain what is happening in Australia to the world. manwithoutatan manwithoutatan manwithoutatan He also shared the harsh fact that these firefighters not only risked their lives but also won’t get enough pay to support themselves and their families. manwithoutatan And then there’s the PM, Scott Morrison, who was blamed by many due to the crisis that is currently raging. manwithoutatan manwithoutatan The smoke from bushfire is also causing severe breathing problems and is equal to smoking a packet of cigarettes a day. manwithoutatan Australia is facing losses and emergency situations not seen in years. manwithoutatan manwithoutatan manwithoutatan manwithoutatan Approximately 1300 houses have been burnt with 20 killed, including 3 volunteer firefighters. Australia worst bushfire was in February 2009 dubbed the ‘Black Saturday’ with 180 deaths and more than 2000 houses gone. The spread is lightning fast as grass fire burns much faster than forest fires or the average running speed of a human. The size of bushfire in Australia is currently bigger than London. manwithoutatan manwithoutatan manwithoutatan Here’s another way to see how vast the destruction of the bushfire is. manwithoutatan Ashton added that the government should be addressing the climate change issue instead of relegating is as purely ‘political’. He further explained his points with more tweets under his thread. manwithoutatan manwithoutatan manwithoutatan Ashton explained that as an Australian historian living in Germany, he just wants to help people visualize better what’s happening in Australia. As severe as it is, people don’t seem to understand how it’s directly affecting a large number of people. But it is and it will. A third of the koala population has been burnt to death and experts are saying this could be the doom of native species on the land. Ashton added that the fire is affecting millions of people in Australia and there are volunteers fighting and racing against time to curb it. He finally emphasizes that we can all do something to help them and one way is by donating to organizations who directly fight against fire and provide medical aids to people and wildlife.
  5. Hi jw2264 Welcome to APN/HQ I did your survey, and moved your post to the general aquaponics discussion section. as many wan't read the post in the welcome wagon section cheers
  6. ande

    Merry Christmas

    Hi All Merry Christmas cheers
  7. Hi again Got it, it's a DWC system UVI style built on site. It can be used for either aquaponic or hydroponic so you don't have to use fish to run it. here is a description of what you got https://www.uvi.edu/files/documents/Research_and_Public_Service/WRRI/UVIAquaponicSystem.pdf From the pics it looks like it's nicely built so does the green house. here is some more info https://www.nal.usda.gov/afsic/aquaponics?page=1 https://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/aquaculture/aquaponics http://factsheets.okstate.edu/documents/srac-5006-economics-of-aquaponics/ I would contact the local agricultural extension office https://extension.wsu.edu have a chat and ask their opinion cheers You might get some pro/con thoughts and ideas by plowing thru this thread
  8. Hi again Gundog I downloaded the file but couldn't see any thing (wouldn't open) Could it be a Nelson & Pade system ?https://aquaponics.com/aquaponic-systems/commercial-systems-3/ see if you can recognize it See if you can identify any brand names on the pics you got, if it is a commercial system the vendor might also offer support cheers
  9. Hi Gundog Welcome to APN/HQ To answer your Q's, you have to provide more details/pics type of setup "brand-names" etc.also what part(s) of the system is missing (25%) but I'll try to give a "general" answer. Not hard, if you are dedicated and are genuinely interested, experience and/or basic knowledge in either agri- aqua- culture or both would help. Time intensity will vary with "season". Keeping livestock will tie up some time on a daily basis, no matter how much you automat the system. It could be, however it deepens on numerous factors. The upside for you is the $300.000 invested (if it is put in a "good" system you can use?) You have to figure out how much more you need to invest to get it up and running. The cost of the remaining 25% does not necessary mean another $100.000 it could be more/less, pluss the cost of your own training time and fees? Water budget is the most important part, can you get enough ? any restrictions on supply ? Access to market is vital (distances & demands) ,also what can you grow in your climate? indoors/outdoors/heating/cooling/lighting etc.......? Regulations ? restrictions ? on fish species, supply of fish................. the list is long, there are a few threads on the subject worth reading. https://wsg.washington.edu/wacoast/meetings/June-2016/Handout-Overview of State and Federal Aquaculture Requirements.pdf Short answer to both is yes. No such thing as dumb Q's so don't worry cheers
  10. Hehe I see I got those pictures in a odd sequence I'll add that before proceeding to make the jelly, I did a test run as I'w never made jelly before. The test badge was made of mint picked in the garden, turned out really nice as well and boosted my confidence to make the rowan jelly cheers
  11. Hi again So I picked another +5kg badge for the freezer. Most recipes I found, recommended a mix with apples do to the bitterness of pure rowan jelly so that was the next step. First pick some apples and make juice tossed the apple juice in the freezer, next step pick up the frozen rowanberry and make rowan juice Then I went on with the actual jelly production I decided to make two different. One pure rowan, and one 50/50 mix rowan/apple and true enough the mix is indeed a sweeter jelly (but still bitter) I'm very happy with the final results both taste great I still have 4litre pure juice left in freezer, so I can make more jelly when needed, and also ended up drying a good lot of the rowan berries as well All in all very pleased with the harvest and final products cheers I use the same method on brussel sprouts, if harvested in summer/fall, before we have had a few frost nights. I always toss them in the freezer over night to sweeten them before use
  12. Hi again Hunter Pehrson Here is 2 links on the matter, you will see that the "ideal" varies a lot, depending on fish species tolerance to ph swings https://thefishsite.com/articles/water-quality-a-priority-for-successful-aquaculture https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/aquaculture/publications/water-quality-management/monitoring-alkalinity-and-hardness I just uploaded a pdf on your Q to the download section as well, since links seems to have a limited shelf life Keep in mind that fish husbandry is just the same in aquaponics, as it is in aquaculture cheers
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