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First Commercial Aquaponics FloMedia farm in OMAN.

Discussion in 'Commercial Systems' started by Murray, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Project in Muscat, Oman.
    Built and commissioned by Arvind of Waterfarmers.

    First commercial aquaponic farm constructed in Oman. Produces year round in a sweltering Arid environments with no artificial environment controls. Just natural ventilation and water flow controls. Competes actively with a Hydroponic dominant market.

    (this is only two views of the greenhouse complex. Note the media beds on the left and DWC beds on the right.)

    Fish: Tilapia
    System: FloMedia type (Gravel Beds + DWC)
    Annual Yield: 2 Tons Fish 6 Tons Vegetables 17 Tons Greens Arvind-DSCN3848 (1)sml.jpg Arvind-DSCN3996 (1)sml.jpg
     
  2. miev77

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    Murray, what is the total square footage of this commercial system? It looks very small but I can kind of see more space on the left.
     
  3. Murray

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    Not sure, I will ask. It is not that big, but is doing very well.
     
  4. Matt91

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    Hey Murry looks like a great setup. Any more info would be great. Cheers
     
  5. Murray

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    Here are the numbers pf the actual growing area
    250 sqm total

    3 fish tanks
    1 sump tank
    Media bed 45 sqm
    Raft 90 sqm
    Wicking bed 10 sqm
     
  6. GrowTech

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    Is it just me or is that crazy small for the massive output they're achieving?
     
  7. Murray

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    Seems a bit high to me too, but that is what they are saying.
     
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    Hi Murray, I just joined your site and found it all through a Waterfarmers link. I'm actually in Oman and read about this place from the Waterfarmers projects link. The production does seem high for such a small place. I'm going to try and see the site and talk to the managers. I'm in Muscat where the office is and the site is 45 minutes away. Let me know if you find out anything, I'd love to know and I'm interested in getting into this and promoting it in Oman as well.
     
  9. Murray

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    Great, look forward to hearing back from you.
     
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    Hello everyone,
    Jumping on this post as I see that Mike was going to investigate more. Any news in the Muscat farm?
    Any input is much appreciated.

    Thanks
     

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