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This is an introduction to the Aquaponics setup at the Chilli Farm in Suffolk, UK. We will keep you posted as we progress…
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Chilli Farm – Aquaponics setup – May 2014

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  • Tracy Fitzpatrick
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    Hi Great Channel. I'm looking forward to setting up my own backyard aquaponics system in the new year in my back garden

    I live in the north of England in Lancashire. I will have a greenhouse or polytunnel set up. I noted you keep rainbow trout which is my plan also due to their low temperature tolerance. I'm not sure I should keep the fish in the greenhouse or outside. Mainly due to heat rise in the summer. On the other hand if I put them outside the low temperature of water my have a negative affect on my plants.

    What is your experience of the temp fluctuations & how do you manage the situation ? Also what do you feed your trout ?

    Many Thanks & any advice will be most appreciated. 🙂

  • Holly love bud AJPW
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    Please could you enlighten me as to why does your water from your bio filter go into the sump instead of going directly into your grow beds ?

  • Mike Britton
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    Hi Adrian love your system. I presume the pump is in the sump – how do you have that setup – are you sending water to the fish and the grow beds / canal at the same time ? Looks like you're using gravity to return water to sump from beds.

  • Edward Van Natta
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    I am looking for details about your products place lave a messages .When I post this, I am looking for move information on your aquaponics how your set this up

  • Unwinding Fire81
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    Hi I want to set my own aqauponics system so I have a couple of questions that I would like you answering by people that are doing it
    How much does a small set up cost like in this video…. And do you have to have any licences aswell?? Thanks for reading hope for a reply

  • Scott granholm
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    Thanks for the video, I am really interested in aquaponics and am designing my first system. I was thinking the other day if you want to collect solids, if you can find a container with a conical bottom so you can just turn the tap and release them from the static water pressure above. Kind of how brewers dump the yeast at the bottom of a fermenter. Just a thought, what do you think?

  • ChileExpatFamily
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    I think that I would raise the grow beds up to hip height. For me it is just as simple as a "back" thing and I have a bad one so the less bending down the better it is for me. Just a suggestion. Thanks for the vid, the system looks nice.

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