Thursday 29 March 2018
What Are They Up To Now ?
If our neighbours overlooked us or passer by's could see that is what they would have been asking yesterday
A project with an IBC tank, Martin went and picked up a couple of them yesterday, we needed one for water over in the calves field.
The other was was dismantled down with the help of Sol and Tess
The metal surround cage had to be cut down
With the angle grinder to a specific size
Once the base was separate it was all taking shape
Next the tank had to be marked and cut apart
Some one was in the naughty corner, once the base was cut off the tank Tess was in it like a shot trying to lick it out,
It contained food grade almond oil before and she ended up covered in it.
It was all given a scrub out with hot soapy water over in the veg area away from Tess.
So what's it all for ?
This all being put together to make up an Aquaponics system that we hope to introduce Brown Trout and Crayfish, a lovely addition to our table.
Aquaponics basically is you have a holding tank for your fish the water is pumped up into a grow bed filled with gravel were you grow plants in a soil less system the plants take there nutrients from the water cleaning it before its returned to the fish as clean water. Giving you a system to raise fish and vegetables for the table.
The next stage is to add the pipe work we are popping into town today to pick it up, I am also waiting for a delivery of the expanding clay pebbles and the pump.
The system is going to set up in the poly tunnel, if it works well we can add another system to it.
I have dabbled with small aquaponic systems over the years and done a lot of reading up and collecting information, before we moved here we both went to see a set up in Weston Super Mare and that is what really sparked an interest in it.
here is a video of a very small system I put together before we moved here.
I am looking forward to getting it all running now 👩