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Feeding Those in Need – How Do Charities Store And Deliver Food?

In areas of the world which have been affected by natural disasters, extreme poverty, droughts, wars and other circumstances, people are at risk of starvation due to lack of food and water. There are many international charities who strive to bring medical aid, water and food delivery to these struggling communities. With their help, people

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Six Reasons to Harvest Rainwater

This is a guest post written by Amy Lizee from Environment911.org: Rainwater harvesting is not something that is new to society. In fact, “the oldest evidence of roof catchment systems date back to Roman times. Roman villas and even whole cities were designed to take advantage of rainwater as the principal water source for drinking

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Aquaponics Tanks

When I think of an aquaponics tank I normally think of a rectangular container, which is like the aquaponics plant tank I built for myself, but take a look at these plant ‘tanks’, which are made from PVC tubes instead: Photo by Kanu Hawaii. These plant tanks, or plant grow beds, take up very little

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Aquaponics Plant Germination and Algae Eating Fish

This is a box I have set up for plant germination of my aquaponic plants: The red plastic plate under the lid is just for ventilation to provide oxygen for the seed germination process. I’m using 2 and 3 inch black plastic net pots (5 cm and 7.5 cm) for the aquaponics system, and I’m

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Aquaponics Home System – Part 23: Eheim 1260 noise reduction

Phew! The system has finally been set up and the last parts added. Now it’s time to tweak, like for instance reducing noise. Our system is sitting in the corner of our living room so we want it to be as quiet as possible. If it was placed in a garage or greenhouse noise wouldn’t

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Aquaponics Home System – Part 22: Floats for the plant tank

The plants need to be floating on top of the water in the plant tank, with their roots dipping into the water to collect nutrients. I ordered a set of kids play mats to be used as floats for the pots. This particular mat is made from EVA foam (ethylene vinyl acetate) which is the

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Aquaponics Home System – Part 21: Water Test

The aquaponics fish tank / aquarium is filled with tap water and has been degassing for a couple of days, and it’s time to measure the content of the water: I’m using a Pondlab 200 water test kit from NT Labs which makes it possible to test 6 different parameters: Acidity (pH) General Hardness (GH)

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