"Cool pool!! You could put containers around the pool and use a good irrigation system to supply them all and let them simply run back to the pool. This could possibly stop the pool freezing over in places and oxygenate it at the same time. You must…"
"Hi Shaun, thanks for your message. I have 2 aquaponics set ups that we are just trying to get all sorted. I work doing aquaculture research so this is kind of a new thing we are trying out. We have one which is a media grow bed system and one…"
"Looks great nice and simple. Check your water does not go down too much at the flood stage or the fish may go into shock. A bigger holding tank would be better, if you can manage it, about six times the amount of water taken out whilst…"
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hi shaun, I'm completely new to aquaponics so have a lot to learn. We have an old swimming pool I'm thinking about seeing if we can use that somehow. currently has some pet ducks happy there, kids still swim even tho its green, in warmer weather of course! I like the natural swimming pool idea as well, so now to work out how to combine it all...
Hi Shaun, thanks for your message. I have 2 aquaponics set ups that we are just trying to get all sorted. I work doing aquaculture research so this is kind of a new thing we are trying out. We have one which is a media grow bed system and one that we are going to do a veritcal garden with. We are in the early stages but hoping to do some science on the whole thing. Really keen to meet others who are doing aquaponics in New Zealand.