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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jul 29th, '09, 20:23 ]
Post subject:  Hunter Christian School

The kids at the Hunter Christian School in Newcastle are all abuzz about aquaponics...

They've done their research (with the help of teacher John Evans (not a forum member, but a private aquaponicist)... and brother of Franc (member Funku).... put together an aquaponics system...
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...mapped out their experiment... and cycled with some goldfish...
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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jul 29th, '09, 20:29 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

As the system wasn't cycled, and the school was about to break for end of term last time I delivered trout to Newcastle... we held them over until today...

But everyone knew they were coming... the school caretaker pulled up beside the car before I even got out... the receptionist new all about things... John guided me around to the system...

And the kids came running... "The fish are here"...
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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jul 29th, '09, 20:35 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

The trout have been well fed in the interim... and are putting on some size... and settled in well...
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This big fella sadly didn't survive the trip... a combination of being "gilled" during capture from the tank... and a couple of minutes flapping on the ground before i spotted that he'd "jumped"...
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The science teacher wondered down... and the "departed" fingerling was duely measured, and weighed.. then taken back to the science lab for a dissection lesson...
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Author:  Axl [ Aug 1st, '09, 04:36 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

So do they fill the system with holy water ;) :geek:

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Aug 1st, '09, 08:10 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

Would have taken an entire years supply Axl... but I'm sure that whatever they used was blessed...

Author:  funku [ Aug 2nd, '09, 08:40 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

Along the blessing thread, since John & family are having an addition to the family. So on behalf of john & the school, I would like to thank Rup for keeping the trout in fine condition and growing them out so well. Also appreciate the customer care for the numerous extra delivery trips up here and to make sure all going well. Many thanks.

The students and teachers were excited and couldn't keep away. I'm sure the school newsletter will introduce if not ensnare more of the hunter community to the AP madness.
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Author:  earthbound [ Aug 2nd, '09, 15:09 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

Good to see.... :) :cheers:

Author:  Axl [ Aug 3rd, '09, 05:37 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

and once they have the bakery set up they will be covered ;)
:cheers:

Author:  Dave Donley [ Aug 3rd, '09, 06:08 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

Transubstantiation is a tricky thing might be water, wine, or the blood of the savior from one moment to the next. Be careful with your prayers kids...

Author:  aquamad [ Aug 3rd, '09, 06:54 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

great to see more AP in schools...
Unfortunately we have to put ours behind pool fencing and is too far from classrooms to draw many kids... But if all goes my way next year I will have one in the school, next to the new Marine Ed classroom...
Looking forward to seeing updates :flower:

Author:  Axl [ Aug 3rd, '09, 09:47 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

Dave Donley wrote:
Transubstantiation is a tricky thing might be water, wine, or the blood of the savior from one moment to the next. Be careful with your prayers kids...


Would you have to add shellgrit to buffer the effects of saviour blood?

Author:  aquamad [ Aug 3rd, '09, 10:54 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

Quote:
Dave Donley wrote:
Transubstantiation is a tricky thing might be water, wine, or the blood of the savior from one moment to the next. Be careful with your prayers kids...


Would you have to add shellgrit to buffer the effects of saviour blood?

guess you would not have to worry about fish not getting enough protien either :wink:

Author:  Nocky [ Aug 3rd, '09, 12:33 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

good stuff again rupe, noticed the commodore was struggling up the hill :lol: and your scales, they seem to be stuck on 112 or is that the same pic 8)

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Aug 3rd, '09, 13:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: Hunter Christian School

Same pic of the trout on the scales Nocky...

And the Commordore wasn't struggling... just couldn't see enough behind the trailer to go any further... and I wanted to be able to swing the net... :wink:

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