Dutch Bucket System
Discovery Aquaponics is back online.
Hi all well it has been a long while and after overcoming a heap of health problems and other issues plus someone hijacked my URL for the old site I am getting back into it and going to find and re-post my old posts and the new ones as well.
When last I was here I promised to let you know about a few things namely a new shed and a new greenhouse which is mobile and also I was going to start to build and hopefully sell a few homemade starter Aquaponics set ups to people who don’t have the time to get started on their own.
So slowly but surely I will be getting all this and more back on track to carry on regardless to bring home grown food to the family and maybe make the world a healthier place again. This is my small contribution to the whole “Saving the Planet” idea.
My idea for the starter set up is a solar powered unit and only one air pump which runs instead of an electrical pump. This not only saves power costs but reduces the chance of fish loss due to power blackouts. Of course you can still use a pump to do the job and also have the air pump as not only a back up but to help put oxygen into the system.
Further to Aquaponics I have been checking out different methods used which I am quiet happy to be using and one is from the “BACK TO EDEN” film in where he just uses the wood chip and mulch to cover the garden bed and that is it. He does very little watering if at all and grows some of the most beautiful Fruit and Vegetables that are totally organic and healthy. So I will be looking to integrate this into my plan as well especially to grow my fruit trees.
There are also different other methods of aquaponics that I am interested in. For example the “DUTCH BUCKET” system, as pictured above. Instead of using the tank with fertilizer then just have the water from the fish tank pumped through the buckets and drained back into the sump. This system I believe will also work in a shallow grow bed setup which you can utilize different things like old shower trays that are recycled from the rubbish dumps etc.
I have also been looking at different things to grow and have come up with some amazing finds that I will go into in future posts. Once I get organised I will also start a You Tube site and hopefully be able to bring to you a heap of collected information and videos for your enjoyment. I know I am probably bringing to you things that most of the Gardening world have seen on YouTube but it is always good to get a new perspective to different ways and ideas of the things around us. Well OK I have gone on for long enough so I will let you be and start getting some things organised here. Ok Bye for now folks and hopefully we will talk again soon.