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Decisions, decisions, decisions.........

Category: Aquaponics | Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:02 pm

Took a slow walk around my house today to decide where should I locate this aquaponics project. Never knew that it is so difficult to decide where would be a good spot.

My house is sitting on a almost rectangular piece of land facing south. The backyard is small after having the kitchen extended. From wall to fence is about 15feet and it gets sunshine almost the whole day. It would be great if I can make use of this space which is about 40 plus feet long but beyond the fence is a family of brainless, filthy, inconsiderate, @#$%&*$#@ thing. They use weed killers to kill the weeds along the fence with no consideration to the neighbours plants and had their dog jailed in a very small prison cell 24/7, not to mention their rubbish.....yucks!!!! So I guess the backyard is out of the question unless I want another unpleasant incident.

Looking from the front portion of the house, east is on the right and west on the left. The east side from the front side all along the front gate to the house is the drive way and thereafter is the car porch area which extend almost to the back of the house. Here I get about 3~4 hours of morning sunshine because of the close proximity of the neighbour on this side.

On the west side, the morning sun is shaded by my house and only the mid-day to evening sun is available here. Mid-day sun is scorching almost every sunny day and I used to have some potted plants there and they did not grow well due to the pots getting heated up. Hmmm.... if I can keep the temperature of the water in aquaponic cool maybe I can counter this problem.

The front yard, there is lots of space but lots of finance is required ..... sheds, plumbing and electrical wiring. Tough, tough, tough ..... need to decide soon so that I can get to the setup plans next.

The west side????????

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toni wrote on Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:39 pm:

Good luck with your decision. Is there a water cooler system you can get?

Is there a local hydroponics grower in your area you could get some information from about the best location?
I remember seeing large systems in south Florida many years ago, but the idea is just getting started around here.
Hope to see photos of your set up when you get it going. And photos of the set up progress would be interesting too.


Palm Tree wrote on Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:44 pm:

This sounds like a lovely dillema to wrestle with.
Except for the finance part. Good luck with the aqua endeavour.


KK Ng wrote on Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:50 pm:

Thanks Toni and nope there is no hydroponics grower in my area and I can safely said that there is no gardener around too. Water cooler system .... great idea.

Thanks Palm Tree.


Frank wrote on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:46 pm:

KK has a blog now. Great!

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