1 MILLION pounds of Food on 3 acres. 10,000 fish and 500 yards of compost!

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posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by EarthOccupant
For those of you in small scale housing or appartments, this is also on a smaller scale possible indoors.

I'm experimenting with a tower setup. Not finished yet, but it works!

I'm using it for small herbs, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, etc.

Here is a video of the basic setup, it has changed now with larger growbeds, but the principle is still the same:



Just try it! Have your own fresh food at home!
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Do you have pets? Do they go after the fish? Do you think berries (strawberries and raspberries mainly) would work with your small scale setup?




posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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nice thread. Americans playing catch up as usual. Murray Hallam in queensland had been perfecting aquaponics for years and you can buy all sorts of ready made kits. or there are heaps of ways to make your own system. i myself am working on my own setup. its mainly for my dad as he loves growing fruits and veggies but seriously its the way to go.


here is what i recommend you use to build a cheap easy home made aquaponics kit




posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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This is amazing! Now all they need to do is add wind turbines and solar panels to power the pumps and other electronics, and they would have an entirely self-sufficient system!



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:02 AM
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WOW just WOW, this is nothing short of genius. Star and Flag!



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:19 AM
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Hi, I do not have pets, but the way i set it up ( With the curled fence) It would be very difficult for a cat to go fishing and with some minor adjustment it would be impossible.

I think berries will do fine, the basic ingredient is LIGHT! Also there have to be some balance, (fish amount, water circulation amount and time, size and amount of grow-beds)

When in doubt... Just try! :-)

Good luck!



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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Brilliant I will for sure, thanks!

We need to educate and inform people that they can grow a lot of their own produce and that it can be done cost and environment efficient. Less water, medium and fuller better yeilds.

Plus the satisfaction of eating/sharing something you have nutured from the start.

Peace



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:36 AM
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Good linkage Timelord


Murray's DVD is a must buy for anyone even remotley interested in Aquaponics.


Murray's site contains a load of info. Make sure to check the forum out
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www.aquaponics.net.au...



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:39 AM
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Awesome. I will make a thread soon once I get my pictures all lined up. I have a small 1 acre pond filled with catfish stocked from 1995 some are 40 pounds, and my bluegill are HUGE, I actually won a contest with a 2.3 pound bluegill.

Plus I grow vegs I can preserve, not millions of pounds, but enough to keep me alive. It great to use your land to your advantage and to those that think you need alot of land you don't.

My pond started 20 feet by 20 feet x 6 foot deep, I didn't have the money back then so I dug it by hand which took A LONG TIME.. finally I expanded it and stocked it and now I can wake up in the morning and hook a bad boy, nothing like it.

I love threads like these, I just wish more people would take notice of them.

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Let me go through my tons of photos and show you some pics of my pond I dug by hand and show you a fish I caught in it. Just to show you what a shovel and a driven attitude can get you. Give me a few..

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posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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All that TBTB hacve to do to make this illegal is come up with some harebrain reason, like Aquaponics breeds legonaires disease... and the show is over folks...lol

Nothing good for humanity will be allowed to go on unchecked for long while groups like Monsanto and the current US Govt and FDA are in a position to make life hard for the little guys..!!



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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Wow. It's incredible what one person can do to secure himself a huge food supply like this! Where I live this could be a real reality for folks. I've always wanted to have something like this in my own backyard for when the SHTF. Maybe some day!



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:43 AM
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There is a guy here in Milwaukee that's been doing this for some years now, I even hear that he supplies local restaurants with the tilapia that are bred in his facility. I think his name is Will Allen, have seen him on public tv. But he proves that this can be done even in the most heavily developed urban areas.



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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To all you jealous jerks of his stars and flags: yes this information had been posted before several times here on ATS. And it should be posted every freaking day making the front page. This information could be used to stop tens of millions of people from starving to death PER YEAR. Instead of whining about this being rehashed information, how about taking it to your city council to figure out how they can help feed their community?

3 acres is less than 3 football fields. I live in a community of 95k people. We have 8 schools with football fields (Middle and High schools). How many people a year in our community could that feed, I wonder? We have several parks that only have about 5 visitors a day. I bet that acreage could be better used, don't you?

I'm no bleeding heart. I'd kill SS, Medicare, and food stamps in a split second. But knowing that there is a system like this available to feed everyone for such low overall cost is completely insane. And you people complaining about this thread's existence...I'd better stop before I get a T&C violation.


S&F, OP. Good job.

/TOA



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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Originally posted by Ironclad
All that TBTB hacve to do to make this illegal is come up with some harebrain reason, like Aquaponics breeds legonaires disease... and the show is over folks...lol

Nothing good for humanity will be allowed to go on unchecked for long while groups like Monsanto and the current US Govt and FDA are in a position to make life hard for the little guys..!!




You need to get out and Garden or something dude.



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:04 PM
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Its interesting that this is able to be accomplished on 3 acres because if we divided the fertile farmland in America between all 300,000,000 Americans, that's exactly how much we would all receive.



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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This is awesome and is exactly what everyone should be doing. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:09 PM
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Its sad that this isnt implemented everywhere, especially in third world countries where you need them the most.



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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Okay here is just a few. The first is the picture of my pond after Katrina as you can clearly see the tree down. The other is how it is today. Then the bluegill a average one the size of 5 gallon bucket almost, then the average size of the catfish, keep in mind the pond is not even 1 acre!!!!! it's all about the fish you choose. Catfish and bluegill do NOT require alot of space and oxygen like your bass and crappie do. My pond has dropped to 2 feet and they still survived during a 3 month drought.







I have alot of pics, those are just a few, I just didn't feel like going through all of them right now, but I will post some more on a later date in a thread I plan on making one day.



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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i wonder if it contrubutes to global warming or helps to remove carbon?



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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I read about aquaponics a few weeks ago and it blew my mind. Just being able to run something that is so self sufficient is very intriguing to me. Unfortunately, since I live in Canada, I would have to set it up so I would have enough food to last the winter. I have read there are a few ways to keep a greenhouse warm in the summer, but the majority of the options aren't practical in a survival situation. Does anyone know a way to keep a greenhouse warm through the winter without using a heater?



posted on Jul, 13 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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I hope the guy that figured this one out is with anon on our quest for freedom





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