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Aquaponics for Fodder

Discussion in 'Commercial Systems' started by EdGreg, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. EdGreg

    EdGreg New Member

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    Dear friends... I need little bit of guidance, I am new to aquaponics systems and we are attempting to grow Barley sprouts as fodder (animal feed) and I would like to know what is the best (as well as cost effective) material that can be used for the trays?
    Thank you!

    Ed
     
  2. Danscraft

    Danscraft VIP Supporter

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    More information can help, and pictures, volumes of your system etc. When I did the initial cycle of my systems I did floating trays of wheat grass. They sprout and grow very quickly. I wonder though if it is a sustainable vegetable growth for Aquaponics. It is short turnover growth. Thinking of an AP system as a balanced eco system you need some longer term plants as well.
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  3. Ronnburgendy

    Ronnburgendy New Member

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    I watched a really interesting programme about the use of barley sprouts as fodder.

    They took 7 days from start to feed, I think they grew in the dark and the layer of seeds was about 2.5cm thick so that the resulting sprouts could be lifted like carpet and fed like that. I think it was on country file(tv).

    I would think that you could get away with

    http://www.mellowyellowhydro.co.uk/...sories-plant-pots-buckets-trays-garland-trays


    I hope that helps mate.

    Cheers
    Ron

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  4. Ronnburgendy

    Ronnburgendy New Member

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    oh and they will give you a 15% off code if you call up.

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