gardoyle27 Registered User
#1

hi all,
i am an ex fish keeper and have been keeping fish for many years, all be it i haven't had fish for a year or so, last year i grew a few different veg's and fruits in the garden and we have gotten an allotment for this year. i have been researching alot on the net the last while on different ideas for planting and growing. one thing that keeps coming up is aquaponics and i was wondering if anyone has given it a shot?
Thanks
Gareth

c day Registered User
#2

hello,it seems a really new suject here , i recently started an on line course on it ,i find it very interesting i hope to build a system in may using 1000 litre IBC tanks.i believe it could be one of the furture forms of farming, here is some links and sites i usehttp:/
/aquaponicscommunity.com/page/what-is-aquaponicshttp:/
/www.aquaponics.net.au/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=15
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/
also a book by slyvia bernstein, aquaponic gardening, available on amazon

#3

no different to hydroponics.
which are lovely government outlawed no?

c day Registered User
#4

no different to hydroponics??

#5

from the point of view of growing plants without soil using water no?

gardoyle27 Registered User
#6

yeah but in terms of farming fish it is completley different, there is a lot more in making sure you are growing enough plants to dispose of the waste from the fish,

i never new hydroponics was made illegal, must research that?? have you any idea as to why it was done?

LOL someone better tell this guy
http://hydroponics.ie

gardoyle27 Registered User
#7

c day said:
hello,it seems a really new suject here , i recently started an on line course on it ,i find it very interesting i hope to build a system in may using 1000 litre IBC tanks.i believe it could be one of the furture forms of farming, here is some links and sites i usehttp:/
/aquaponicscommunity.com/page/what-is-aquaponicshttp:/
/www.aquaponics.net.au/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=15
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/
also a book by slyvia bernstein, aquaponic gardening, available on amazon


thanks for this, i understand the process the reason i ask is that i would love to see a running system for real rather than just watching some small vids or seeing pics, the idea has really caught my attention and was wondering what species of fish people running them in ireland people have chosen.

#8

Jagle said:
no different to hydroponics.
which are lovely government outlawed no?


Why is hydroponics outlawed?


Sits back with coffee and watches

#9

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2010/en/act/pub/0022/index.html

and look under point 4, sale of certain objects.

now wheres my coffee

#10

Jagle said:
http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2010/en/act/pub/0022/index.html

and look under point 4, sale of certain objects.

now wheres my coffee


Ok I looked up point 4 and quoted it below.


4.— A person who sells any object knowing that it will be used to cultivate by hydroponic means any plant in contravention of section 17 of the Act of 1977 shall be guilty of an offence.


Then we look up section 17 of the Misuse of Drugs Act mentioned above.


7.—(1) A person shall not cultivate opium poppy or any plant of the genus Cannabis except under and in accordance with a licence issued in that behalf by the Minister.

(2) Every person who cultivates opium poppy or a plant of the genus Cannabis in contravention of subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence.


If you read the exclusion in the statue you quoted you will see food is excluded from the act you quoted.

The NFT system is used by some salad growers in Ireland in one form or other
today.

So hydroponics is not outlawed in this country unless you want to run your own drug cartel and the sale of hydroponic equipment if its to be used for the production of illegal drugs is outlawed. Are you buying the coffee or going to grow it hydroponically?

#11

ah sorry misread it, well least thats cleared it up.

haha no, takes years to grow coffee and one plant wouldnt get ya much i dont think. was gonna try it with peppers. saw this great video on youtube of hydroponic peppers in a guys backgarden

gardoyle27 Registered User
#12

lol i was thinking it was weird for them to outlaw it altogether, but yeah it makes sense. so back to my orignal post, is anyone on here doing anything cool with an aquaponics set up? Either way, what species of fish would be considered good eating and not need bundles of space to get to good eating size, personally i was thinking trout but space would be a problem

neopn Registered User
#13

I came across some posts interested in Aquaponics and what started as an experiment has become an obsession. I got allot of great info and ideas from the http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/ website and i was looking for one to look at in Ireland and i found one in Headford near Galway also his brother works in Australia at backyardaquaonics small world eh!

I will try to make a video of where i am today and explain how my system runs, its just for starting and i have plans to expand it if it holds up to my expectations this summer. If anyone is interested in looking at our system please feel free i'd be glad to share our experience as we have made some mistakes that could easily have been avoided.

All i know is that the fruit, veg and fish are happy and as the temperature rises hopefully they will grow faster!

c day Registered User
#14

the ibc systems on http://backyardaquaponics.com are very impressive, a great resource,does his brother still have his system in galway,what type of system is yours? id love a video of your set up, hopefully it will take off here, im becoming an addict myself and hope to build a system asap.

#15

neopn said:
I came across some posts interested in Aquaponics and what started as an experiment has become an obsession. I got allot of great info and ideas from the http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/ website and i was looking for one to look at in Ireland and i found one in Headford near Galway also his brother works in Australia at backyardaquaonics small world eh!

I will try to make a video of where i am today and explain how my system runs, its just for starting and i have plans to expand it if it holds up to my expectations this summer. If anyone is interested in looking at our system please feel free i'd be glad to share our experience as we have made some mistakes that could easily have been avoided.

All i know is that the fruit, veg and fish are happy and as the temperature rises hopefully they will grow faster!


So what fish, veg and fruit are you growing at the moment? I take it from your comment above your using the system at the present.

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