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PostPosted: Mar 19th, '18, 00:21 
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i live in the canary islands. I'm a brit, but have lived here more than anywhere else in the world. Recently retired, and have always been intered in aquaponics. I set up a small set in my 90 sq. metre flat. For my troubles, got an inundation of white fly, 3 tomatoes, 12 lettuces, the guardia civil taking fotos of the plants growing in my street window cos they looked like marjuana, spent a thousand euros, and was lucky to avoid a divorce.
Recently retired. With my pension plan, and the use of a bit of land of a friend in the country, I am trying again. 3500 euros so far, the biggest expenditure was an electric bike so i could get to the farm.
Tha canaries are perfect for aquaponics(water scarcity), but farming habits here are well established.
I feel like an ambassador. There is a local govt/university/private company experimenting, too, but they seem a bit distant.
The owner of the farm could, tomorrow, say, get this crap off my farm. I would still be happy with what i've done in the last 6 months, and would still have my electric bike.
I have 6 ibcs cut and installed, 4 are deep water, 2 with grow bed expanded clay. Today the electrician was wiring up. Next week, I hope he connects to the mains. I managed to convince the landowner to take the roof off the shed where i have the ibcs. The fish tank(2000l) is outside, the sump next to it.
Tilapia are considered an invasive species in the canaries, but I found someone breeding them in mogan, so hope to buy 70 alevines. 2hour transport to bring them up to the farm.
Using these pages, i have been finding out about setting up a quarantine salted tank for the babies before putting them in the big tank.
The big problem here will be in summer when it hits 40ºc. Not for the lack of plants able to grow in those temps, but the bugs and beasties.
If i had to do it all over again, I would do so.


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PostPosted: Mar 19th, '18, 05:30 
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Hi Shaun, you have everything planned by the looks of it. For the 40C weather, try a %30 shade cloth over the shed or just over the plants. Tilapia should be alright with the temps.

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