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Flow through worm bin design

DIY Flow Through bins: a collection of links. A nice design found in the collection above. Made from a 55 gallon drum: The Schwartz’s Flow-Through Vermicompost Barrel    

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Ferrocement Concrete tank

From Eric Friesen’s facebook page. Project is in Nicaragua. Thank you Eric! The system in a nutshell, spacers holding the reinforcing —- not attached to forms, — filling in the base of the wall, forms are raised on bricks to … Continue reading

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Soil Amendment Center

The Soil Amendment Center (renamed from “Vermiculture Center” or “Lombricario” to reflect its broader scope) is an approximately 8 M x 8.5 M (26′ x 28′) pole building — essentially a metal roof to cover a generous work space containing … Continue reading

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Tilapia Population Control

Here are some ideas, from The Aquaponic Source: “Tilapia will reproduce to the point of danger and even overwhelm the bio-filter if your adults are well fed, and the young can find any refuge in the tank. If hungry, the … Continue reading

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Raising Meat Chickens (Broilers) Sustainably

General Approach:  Start clearing, fencing, fertilizing and planting with high-protein forage crops as much available land as possible.  Start with the slopes above Phase I villas (currently planted in fruit trees). Integrate nutrient flows with aquaponics systems to be built … Continue reading

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Growing Power Aquaponics System

Growing Power’s AP System Design is soil-based… “We fill our growing pots with a mixture of coir and compost.  The coir is made from discarded coconut husks and helps wick water to the plant’s root system.  The compost provides extra … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Water Testing Manual

A free manual From the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture. Testing your Aquaponic System Water: A Comparison of Commercial Water Chemistry Methods Introduction: Aquaponics involves the dynamic interaction of fish, plants, bacteria, and their aqueous environment. The fish and … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Media Sizing Tool

New Aquaponics System Design Tool Dr Wilson Lennart, of Aquaponic Solutions has developed a new aquaponic system design model for all those people who wish to design and build their own backyard/hobby/domestic media bed aquaponic systems. This model allows you … Continue reading

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Tilapia pond resources

Misc Pond Design Notes: Pond systems that yield the highest fish production only replace water lost through evaporation and seepage. Water flow generally reduces the production of pond systems in the tropics.[1] Provide drainage around the dike so pond does … Continue reading

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Chicken house ideas

Build nest boxes on the outside with hinged roof. To be able to gather eggs from the outside without going into the chicken house.   Build perches high, with either a ladder or intermediate rod or bar they can hop … Continue reading

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