Adventures in Aquaponics

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My presentation at the Toulouse FabLab conference 2012 about how I built an aquaponics greenhouse in my backyard.

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Adventures in Aquaponics

  1. 1. Adventures in Aquaponics Flemming Funch ToulouseSunday, October 21, 12
  2. 2. l’Aquaponie Quoi ??Sunday, October 21, 12
  3. 3. What is Aquaponics? Aquaculture (raising fish intensively for food) + Hydroponics (growing plants without soil)Sunday, October 21, 12
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  5. 5. C’est quoi l’Aquaponie ? la combinaison de l’aquaculture et de l’hydroponie ! L’aquaculture (élevage de poissons en bassin) est associée à de la culture hydroponique (culture de plantes hors sol où les racines des plantes trempent directement dans de l’eau). L’intérêt de cette pratique vient du fait que les plantes filtres l’eau pour les poissons, les poissons produisent (par leur déjections) des nutriments pour nourrir les plantes et les restes de plantes peuvent servir à nourrir des vers qui nourriront les poissons.Sunday, October 21, 12
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  7. 7. Why? Self-sufficiency - local food production Resilience - surviving the zombie apocalypse Organic vegetables - zero chemicals Fresh fish - you know exactly where they’ve been Zero waste - everything is part of the system Fun adventures in multiple disciplines It’s a cool DIY, Open Source, Maker kind of thing to doSunday, October 21, 12
  8. 8. January 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  9. 9. March 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  10. 10. March 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  11. 11. March 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  12. 12. April 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  13. 13. April 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  14. 14. Things to learn Plumbing - flow rate of 32mm or 25mm uPVC pipes Biology - the mating habits of African cichlids Chemistry - how do I get the pH down and the kH up? Gardening - who’s eating my cucumber leaves at night? Construction - polystyrene insulated wood foundationsSunday, October 21, 12
  15. 15. Insulation April 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  16. 16. April 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  17. 17. Buried & connected sump tanks April 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  18. 18. April 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  19. 19. Components A greenhouse 20 cement blocks One 1000L IBC tank 2x4 boards Two 250L buried sump 1500L water tanks heaters Seven 180L grow beds ~50 Tilapia One pump fish food ~20m PVC and PE pipes lots of seedsSunday, October 21, 12
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  21. 21. The pieces for an auto-siphonSunday, October 21, 12
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  25. 25. May 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  26. 26. May 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  27. 27. Banana plant May 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  28. 28. June 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  29. 29. July 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  30. 30. Nile Tilapia June 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  31. 31. July 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  32. 32. August 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
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  35. 35. August 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
  36. 36. October 2012Sunday, October 21, 12
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  39. 39. Rainwater collectionSunday, October 21, 12
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  43. 43. What does it lead to? Monitoring/Automation Permaculture Economics of scale Forest gardens Self-sufficiency Makers / FabLabs Community networking Public speaking Resilience / Transition Networks Urban gardensSunday, October 21, 12
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  45. 45. Flemming Funch ffunch@cr8.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/ffunch Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/flemming.funchSunday, October 21, 12

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