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Balcony Kit - F/ling Tank & 2 Growbeds - ColinW Melbourne

Discussion in 'New Aquaponics systems - off-the-shelf ready to go' started by ColinW, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. ColinW

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    Another harvest of vegies tonight...

    ... and some more pics of AP System.
     

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  3. Shane

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    That cooked fish looked real good Colin,
    How many Silvers have you chowed through so far?
     
  4. Walks-In-Storms

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    At least from my point of view, I think Colin is "rubbing it in" (for shame). But bon appetit nevertheless.
     
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    Thanks for the recipe Colin... I'll have to try that with the small one I'm having tonite...

    Just BBQ'd the bigger one the other nite...
     

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    Just realised that our Balcony Kit is 3 Years old!!! Started 16/04/2009.

    Kit started with 6 adult Yabbies... Fish were added towards end of May 2009.

    Seven Fish have hit the plate - loads of vegies produced.

    Countless hours enjoyed by my wife... and myself.

    We love Aquaponics!!!
     
  8. ColinW

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    Another fish dinner tonight...

    ... yes - Portuguese style again!!!

    That's the way I like it!!!
     

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    Tasted GREAT!!!
     

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  10. ZooRod

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    man, you sure do rub it in, looks delicious, cant wait for mine to grow and leap onto my plates
    :p
     
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    That looks fantastic! We're going to have to put a Practical Aquaponics recipie book out soon...
     
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    I take the big meal is yours and the smaller is the wife
     
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    G'Day Colin,

    have been reading your thread with great interest - we are in Ringwood, and I've got a sudden desire to add an aquaponics fish tank into the garage extension we are about to have built, and a couple of growbeds outside...

    do you find that the cold in Melbourne poses any risk to the fish?? do you run a heater during winter?? that type of thing...

    still trying to convince my wife that this is a good idea... :)

    Cheers,

    Andrew
     
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    Hi Unrealshots - my fishtank is not heated at all. I chose Silver Perch as they seem to be the most hardy in terms of ability to survive wide temperature range and water quality variations - Eel Tailed Catfish to cleanup uneaten food. To this date I am very comfortable with my choice of fish - my wife though is impatient for them to grow quickly - she loves to eat them more than I do. The fish eat very little while the temp is lower than 15oC. (They still eat Lettuce Leaves and worms no matter what the water temp is).
    Best wishes with your AP adventure.
     
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    Water Chestnuts nearly ready for harvest - expect to see how they are early July. Leaves have "browned off" which I believes means they are nearly ready.
     

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    Looks great. How are the Perch and Yabbies coming along?
     
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    Fish are doing well... but not eating much due to cold weather. They eat Lettuce Leaves and worms whenever available - not eating much of the pellets.
    All the adult Yabbies have died... but 8 of the brood born in October are still alive.
     

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    Harvested Water Chestnuts today along with a Silver Perch...
     

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    Perch look good Colin...

    I like the approach you take to aquaponics.... harvest things when they're ready to eat...
     
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    Thanks Rupe... with our tiny AP setup... I think we take a practical approach.
     

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