“sjgemmell” has YouTubed his extensive aquaponics setup with this note:
This is a video of my home aquaponics setup in Canberra, Australia – it is winter. I have roughly 150 trout in the big tank, 50 brook trout, 100 rainbow trout, and 4 larger rainbows in the IBC which i managed to get through the summer.
If you’re wondering what this aquaponics lark is about www.aquaponics.com.au has this to say:
This integrated system of Aquaponics has benefits not achievable when Aquaculture and Hydroponics are done separately. Aquaculture has the problem of buildup of wastes in the water, requiring filtering systems to clean the water as well as periodic releasing of waste water into the environment. Hydroponics uses chemical nutrients that eventually build up in the water and create toxic water. This water can no longer be used in the irrigation of the plants and is disposed of into the environment.
Aquaponics takes both of these problems and turns them into solutions, as the waste in the water is used to feed the plants, therefore not requiring any chemical nutrients to be added to the system, and can have no pollution of the environment by either fish wastes or chemical pollutants.
Now if he’s got a smoker for the trout he’s made in the shade.