Scribblings from this weeks class

A very fruitful class led us to lots of thinkings and scribblings!photo (7)

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This week’s aquaponics class

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This Week’s Introduction to Aquaponics Evening Class – Wednesday

IMG_5525What a session we have ahead of us!

This week Rob Bryant will be telling us about hydroponic systems and plant selection and we will be using our kindly sponsored fish plant unit we will be starting the system cycling and filling it with plants!

B&B_Large_FinalRob Bryant has been involved with Aquaponics since the start of 2013 when he set up Chippenham’s first indoor garden centre. He was looking at the different technology that produces food hydroponically (growing with out soil).

Rob joined Bristol Fish Project when we were early on in our trial –  volunteering his services & eventually took on part of our Aquaponic set up and our Tilapia when the trial was completed and housed it in the Chippenham showroom. A year on and Rob now has 50 or so Koi Carp in the setup as they were better suited to the shop environment.

Rob Jan 2013“I think Aquapoics will have great part to play in our future food supply as space & water becomes more in demand” – Rob Bryant

This class will take place 7-9pm at The Pithay Studios in Bristol, All Saints Street, BS12LZ. Cost – £30 – but we are doing our very best to make sure its not exclusive – so if you are interested, please get in touch in anycase to discuss options.

The full course is part-time takes 12 weeks and involves 12 evenings and 2 weekend excursions. NB You can sign up for the full course or you can just come to units that interest you. We are looking to charge £300 for the 12 weeks – again – we are doing our very best to make sure its not exclusive – so if you are interested, please get in touch in anycase to discuss options.

Check Out  the full 12 week course

REGISTERATION  for the full 12 week course

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Aquaponics Mingle

Tasty TilapiaMingle and Aquaponics intro evening October 22nd

A chance for the aquaponics heads of Bristol to get together as well as an intro to the forthcoming 12 week Introduction to Aquaponics Course. Quick presentation on what aquaponics is, finding out why aquaponics is so interesting and having a quick look at what will be covered in the 12 week programme.  Should be a light hearted opportunity for meeting other people that have an interest in aquaponics in the area.

This invite is extended to aquaculture and hydroponics communities – after all we’ve rather a lot in common!

Drinks and nibbles will be provided :) though places as always are limited -

Please register here (Free) so we know how many people to expect :)

7-9pm The Pithay Studios, All Saints Street, Bristol, BS12LZ

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26th November – Policy and compliance in aquaculture and food production – With Keith Jeffery of the Fish Health Inspectorate, CEFAS

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These days all sizes of aquaponics holdings should be registered with the Fish Health Inspectorate. As soon as your project is big enough / undertaking certain trading activities, you become subject to policy and compliance with the Fish Health Inspectorate managing this process through CEFAS.

The Fish Health Inspectorate has the role of helping to maintain the health of the UK’s fish and shellfish. Through the inspectorate’s work CEFAS improves businesses’ ability to trade openly outside the UK, reduce their losses from disease and help protect a valuable natural resource. Continue reading

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Bill & Bens HydroWorld Aquaponics

Originally posted on Bill And Bens HydroWorld:

So its been a while since I wrote about what been going on with Bill & Bens HydroWorlds Aquaponic setup. You may remember we took on the ‘Bristol Fish Projects’* Tilapia last year when they lost their site. This was great as we took the fish when they were established & semi grown so we didn’t have to cycle the water. We also took on one of their IBC’s (Intermediate bulk container) which we housed in a 2.4m x 1.2m Century Grow Tent using 2 x 125w Maxi Bright CFL’s (energy saving lamps) & 150w Dual Spec HPS (high Pressure Sodium bulbs when we need a bit of a light boost.

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So having had a bit of an accident evolving a trapped air line to a temporary holding tank whilst trying to clean an infestation of Aphids from the Aquaponic area we restocked with 100 Koi Carp (The Tilapia…

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2014 Introduction to Aquaponics Course – October start

 IMG_2175We are pleased to announce our 2014 Introduction to Aquaponics Course will run over 12 weeks from October. It brings together experts in all the important aspects of aquaponic farming from tank to fork, and provides a good framework for someone wanting to set up a system of their own or train in the basics to run an aquaponic system. Check out the course on our courses page, or download the 2014 Introduction to Aquaponics Course Flyer. To register or for more info email alicemarie.archer@gmail.com

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