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      UnclGreen
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      Hey guys,

      I’m doing a little project at home where i am testing urban farming. it uses a little pump and some pvc pipes.
      I attach a picture. What do you think of it?

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      Luc Jansen
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      Hi UnclGreen,

      Nice setup you got there!
      I see that you use an aquarium with two fishes. How do you know these 2 fishes produce enough feces to feed the plants with all the nutrients they need? And what do you feed the fishes? Because I cannot find a source on how many fishes can feed how many plants and which planttypes. Hope you have some answers for me.

      Kind regards,
      Luc

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      Luc Jansen
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      Hi UnclGreen,

      Nice setup you got there!
      I see that you use an aquarium with two fishes. How do you know these 2 fishes produce enough feces to feed the plants with all the nutrients they need? And what do you feed the fishes? Because I cannot find a source on how many fishes can feed how many plants and which planttypes. Hope you have some answers for me.

      Kind regards,
      Luc

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      Nice! The potential of urban farming and its (positive) effect on climate change and habitat loss are great. Looking at your design, you could upgrade it by additionally putting a perforated plate on top of the aquarium and plant some seedlings on top of it, to have more yield.

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        UnclGreen
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        Nice addition indeed! Then we use the fish tank double, because it is already used for the water that is pumped up. So by adding the perforated plate, it’s two birds with one stone

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        Luc Jansen
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        Good input Willem! There are many nitrogen-fixing crops, like peas, beans and rooibos. These crops can be easily used and give additional harvest. Producing your own tea decreases the greenhouse gas emission!

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      Taha Adnan
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      That’s a great idea to use fish as supply of nutrients, but to avoid the question of efficacy of the fishes, you can try hydroponic setup.

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        UnclGreen
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        True.
        I used fishes to combine pets with this system. Also one could use a larger bin and grow edible fishes. then you combine crops and fish

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      Taha Adnan
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      Combing edible fish!!! Great idea.

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