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Reading about cycling the aquaponics system and one thing they recommended was to use some media from an established system.
Any idea how much? Colin Roger MacLean, do you have a clue? :)
I've got mine started and have about a bucket's worth of media left over so could do a straight swap with some established media, whether it's a liter of media or ten.
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I think this might need an experimental version, but for a large scale aquaponics grow I think we can eliminate some (or all) of the need for fish pellets for food, something that may become short supply and expensive in the future. With the oceans expected to be a desert by 2050 at the current rate we'll probably be the only hobbyists and businesses producing fish.
Anyway, pet stores sell soft-shell crickets for feeding reptiles. They have much less chitin than the crickets around here, and mealworms and other feeders. They can be fed vegetable waste, such as cuttings or discarded root systems from harvested plants.
So we could be using the fish-water to feed the plants, the plant to feed the crickets, the crickets to feed the fish.
We'd still probably need a fish meal, but this could offset it.
Plus there's also the option of farming crickets for food as well. With a lot of immigrants from countries where insects are a staple in the diet, cricket products would not be looked down on. More protein than steak too.
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Hello all I just became a member on Saturday. Any makers have experience refurbishing a one half horsepower single phase motor? I suspect the centrifugal switch is occasionally sticking in the running position thereby making the next start a no go. I might take er a-part on Saturday. There's also a crusty sounding back bearing. Motor runs a woodworking jointer but sat idle for about 17 years. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for Visiting

- Posted on March 19, 2016 by

Our first open house was fun! We had about 40 people come through to check out the Makerspace and welcomed a few new members. We’ll be running another open house each month to welcome members of the public and potential new members. If you missed the first open house, watch this space for us to set the date for the next one. Thanks everyone.

Open House, March 16th – 6pm to 10pm

- Posted on March 3, 2016 by

Please join us for an open house at the Summerside Makerspace at our location in the Summerside Venture Centre at 185 Greenwood Drive, Unit #6 on Wednesday, March 16th. The space is meant for adults and older teens so please keep the tinies at home. Stop by between 6pm and 10pm and see what it’s all about. We’ll have the coffee on!