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Carbon Neutral and Pesticide-Free Food Production
In the basic PFAS without supplemental lights, a 100-watt solar setup with MPPT and deep cycle battery will run a medium (up to 200 sg. ft.) Portable Farm. The basic solar-electrical system means the water will circulate, the air pumps will run continuously, and the heaters will keep the water at a reasonable temperature for the fish in the tank. You will need to size the solar much larger if you use grow lights of any kind.
Learn to Build A Grow Table for an Aquaponics System
The maximum comfortable distance for a person to reach across at counter-height is a width of 36 inches (1m), so a grow tray with only one side exposed can only be 36 inches wide. For a grow tray with both sides facing an aisle the maximum width can be six feet (1.85m). The aisles need to be a minimum of 30 inches (.76m) for comfort and safety The grow trays are restricted to 200 sq ft due for ease of working with aisles and carrying harvested vegetables out to the building.
Aquaponics Training Curriculum for Portable Farms®
It only takes a few days to learn the areas related to assembling an aquaponics system so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System! Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.
SUMMER IS COMING - Install your Shade Cloth Above Your Grow Tables TODAY
Plants can only utilize approximately 70% of direct sunlight. On the inside of a greenhouse, the temperature will rise very quickly as the sun climbs up into the sky. All greenhouses exhibit this rapid rise in temperature as the angle of the sun decreases. Even in very cold climates, the sun, on a clear day, can drive the temperatures from below freezing to the mid-60’s (15 to 20°C) very quickly. It most greenhouses, the problem is what to do with the heat and how to best utilize it for the good
Basil - A High-Value Crop for Aquaponics
Basil is enjoyed as a fresh-leaf herb on meats and vegetables, prepared in sauces such as pesto, or dried and used in many recipes in cultures throughout the world. Basil grows well in aquaponics systems because of the ideal growing conditions created with warm water and ample sunlight.
Steam Powered Aquaponics
Few people will EVER TRY Steam Powered Aquaponics, but IT IS POSSIBLE! YES, IT’S ALSO UGLY but it is possible. It is the awareness of the possibility that eventually moves us to make our lives more of what we want and less of the fear and insecurity that the media preaches.
NO! Aquaponics vegetables do NOT taste fishy! No!
The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are designed to lift all of the fish waste out of the fish tank. The Control Panel moves the water from the fish tanks twice a day (like flushing a toilet)to an area where the solids (think ‘tiny poops’) are moved into in a ‘separate’ tank After the tiny poops have been ‘flushed’ out of the fish tank, the clear water, with the nutrients from the fish waste (without the tiny poops), flows to the head of the Grow Tray.
Make Money with Your Own Aquaponics' Business
The information provided in the article series entitled Launching Your Own Aquaponics Business© presents an ideal business opportunity for young adults, men, women, those currently employed full time or part time, older adults, retired people, and those with disabilities. This is NOT a get-rich-scheme; it requires dedication, start-up capital and a sense of humor to grow any entrepreneurial venture to success.
Rent a Greenhouse for a One Year Return-on-Investment - Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systemsfor 1 year Return on Investment
A very solid rule of thumb on the cost of a PFAS Module which includes the grow trays, the fish tanks and all of the related lumber, pipe, liner and the PFAS Kit, is US$2,100 per Module. A 10,000 sq ft installation will contain 28 to 32 Modules depending on the specifics of the layout.
Tilapia - The Fish That Fertilize our Plants in Our Aquaponics Systems
It generally takes between 7 and 9 months for a tilapia to grow to maturity and we harvest them then at 1.25 lbs(approximately) which yields two four-ounce fillets. Our response has been consistent for all-these-many-years. Here are the reasons Tilapia is still our champion and will probably remain so for a long time: Tilapia are considered a fresh water, warm water fish.' The plants grown in aquaponics systems grow faster in a warm environment, which requires warm water.
Aquaponics Systems MUST be Self Sustaining to Feed the Hungry
The majority of the food grown in Portable Farms® MUST be sold and not given away to those in need. Why? Because the focus of donor funding always shifts, over time, to various causes and if (for whatever reason) the funders or donors who are supplying the money for the ongoing costs of labor, water, electricity, etc., required to operate a Portable Farm decide to reallocate that funding to another cause, the aquaponics system will eventually fail.