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ryan mad
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Hey all,

So some of my buddies turned me on to aquaponics but I was really unsure of how to really get my own system.
But I meet these guys and they showed me this prototype that they are staring a Kickstarter campaign for and
it was pretty awesome, the only thing you had to do was feed the fish the rest was taken care of, Plus you got a pretty hefty harvest from it.
I was wondering what you all would think of it, it seems it would be pretty affordable. I'm a college student so anything that will save me money on
my grocery bill helps. Any input is appreciated. Thank you!

Here's there facebook
https://www.facebook.com/gardensofthefuture

and Website:
http://aqualibrium.com/
 
Dan West
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This one is a lot cheaper:

https://backtotheroots.com/

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Hi Dan,

I have written this group, as I love there concept but the presentation is awful!!!

When does a ocean reef fish belong in a hydroponic chamber?

If in there add the can not even get there computer graphics to present an actual working aquaponic chamber, how is it they are going to build and market a real one

I also find the design a little to focused on the "chic" and not enough on pure aesthetic and function. I built my first aquaponic chamber in high school in 1977, out of fiberglass and wood fish tanks...you can do the same, as the concepts are not that challenging. Do just a little reading and a visit to some online aquaponic and/or aquarium/vivarium stores/sites and you will be up and running in no time...or...take Dan's advice.
 
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Hi Dan,

I have written this group, as I love there concept but the presentation is awful!!!

When does a ocean reef fish belong in a hydroponic chamber?

If in there add the can not even get there computer graphics to present an actual working aquaponic chamber, how is it they are going to build and market a real one

I also find the design a little to focused on the "chic" and not enough on pure aesthetic and function. I built my first aquaponic chamber in high school in 1977, out of fiberglass and wood fish tanks...you can do the same, as the concepts are not that challenging. Do just a little reading and a visit to some online aquaponic and/or aquarium/vivarium stores/sites and you will be up and running in no time...or...take Dan's advice.
 
Dan West
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DIY is the best for sure.

WRT that cheaper system:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE2tuaTWi4Y
Review starts at 5:45

This is a concept/educational item, not one that is particularly productive especially where the fish are concerned.

I'm not really advocating this sytem, but if you are prepared to spend 300 bucks on one, you could get 5 of these for that price.
 
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hi Ryan,

why not try to build one that's interesting and actually produce some food, and maybe get some college credit

http://www.oceanarksint.org/index.php?id=eco-machines

a modified design can use white translucent drums as tanks
I play with this design (when the weather is warmer than today)
 
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Hi Daune,

That is a wonderful suggestion. With Ryan being in college, I am sure there is a professor or group on campus that would love to see and/or support his interest. Even really small ones (mine in my bedroom in high school grew super peas and cherry tomatoes about year round) can be productive.

Regards,

j
 
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