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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted September 30, 2010 02:21      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I want to build one of these . It just sounds like such a great idea.

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It sure is an interesting way of producing ever fresh fish and greens. Now, I see they are mostly talking perch... I would prefer trout, personnaly. Or perhaps a few different species, for more diverse meals? [Wink]

I also wonder if it could be done in solar-powered year-round (heated) sun-houses... Now that would be cool, and safer in case of a break/spill: no water damage to the house!

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
It sure is an interesting way of producing ever fresh fish and greens. Now, I see they are mostly talking perch... I would prefer trout, personnaly. Or perhaps a few different species, for more diverse meals? [Wink]

I also wonder if it could be done in solar-powered year-round (heated) sun-houses... Now that would be cool, and safer in case of a break/spill: no water damage to the house!

In austrailia it seems these are mostly installed outdoors. THere trout is one of the main fish farmed. Tilapia is also farmed.

The water temperture is a mojor consideration ( you want between 10 and 20C), but they always get enough sun. The advantage of doing this inside, in colder regoins, is production in winter. With the disadvantage of electriity for grow lampes. I wold do this inside because my backyard is very shadey, so I gain little advantage having the sun fuel this process for me.


I personally would do trout, as there is a trout farm* in my village ( with outdoor ponds)and I would try to buy some starter trout there. Trout are some of the best fish for food to bodyweight conversion.

*an un-envoirmentally friendly farm, the waste water, AFAIK, is discharged without treatment into a stream instead of using the Urea.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
It sure is an interesting way of producing ever fresh fish and greens. Now, I see they are mostly talking perch... I would prefer trout, personnaly. Or perhaps a few different species, for more diverse meals? [Wink]

I also wonder if it could be done in solar-powered year-round (heated) sun-houses... Now that would be cool, and safer in case of a break/spill: no water damage to the house!

It could probably be done, though it would take more development and management to make sure the water doesn't become too warm, especially if using a species more suited to cool water, like trout.

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Sounds like a great idea.

The main trick in fish farming is controlling disease, any infection rapidly spreads to the whole fish population. Theres no mention of this in TFA, I wonder if the plants 'filtering' the water helps keep the fish healthy?

Growing under lights in the basement sounds expensive, and a good way to get a visit from the cops wondering what kind of plants you're growing.

Ooh!, now there's an idea....

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____ This is where the EPA and it's rules get really funny. A fish farm in California was fined for "Discharge of raw sewage" from the fact that they were pumping water from a Bay and letting the overflow go back to the Bay, with out treatment. However if they had put huge cages in the Bay that would have been Legal.

____ Here in Michigan I know that the DNR runs fisheries that raise minnows to stocking size, however You or I could not get a license to do the same.

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