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A Step Forward

Category: Aquaponics | Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:05 pm

The location would be on the north east portion of my home and if it is not conducive I would have it moved to another location. I decided on this area because it would not be too hot on a real hot day and since I want to plant veggies like lettuce, romaines, leeks, strawberries ........... I guess the morning sun and the not too hot environment is preferred.

1st Location ( photo / image / picture from KK Ng's Garden )
The fish tank would be located where those old cooking pots are, I am using them to store earth and compost for potting. There is hardly any sunshine here so I do not have to deal with unwanted algae growth and I guess the fish will be more comfortable in cool environment.

The grow beds will be located under the windows where they will get the maximun amount of morning to noon sunshine. The plants that I have there now are scallion, sage, sleeping bay leaf and rosemary.

The set up have to be able to be moved if need be because the location might not be suitable and since this is my first time, I guess I had to go on with a comfortable size that I can handle. If all goes well, then there can always be the expansion program ☺

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Sjoerd wrote on Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:14 pm:

Well KK, it looks like another interesting project from Malacca.

Have you done some research and a cost analysis?
When do you think that you might actually begin setting

I am wishing you lots of success with this project. When do you think that you can actually start setting things up?


Jerry Sullivan wrote on Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:40 pm:

Hi KK,
I'm looking forward to reading about your hydroponics project. Will the fish eat the plants? Does the addition of nutrients for the plants effect the fish?


KK Ng wrote on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:47 am:

Thanks Sojerd, it is indeed a real interesting project. Lots of research was done on the internet and as to the cost analysis nothing had been done yet. Most probably I'll be going to the scrape yard tomorrow and to see what I can get to make use off. After that maybe I can make some kind of costing. I am hopping that I can get my first pilot set up and running by March.

Hi Jerry, thanks for your interest. The fish will not be able to eat the plants because they are raised in different containers and as for the nutrients the plants, the fish will be providing tyhem in the form of fish poo!!! The plants will filter the water for the fish to keep them healthy. This is the basic principle of aquaponics.

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