What really gives me a kick is seeing plans come to fruition. For every crazy idea that I come up with (and the Child Bride passes) probably only 1 in 10 see the light of day. I have decided to enter the FNB/Enablis Launchpad 2008 business competition in the Agri Business category and have been frantically putting together a business plan with photos of my various Aquaponic sites and came across an early plan of my first commercial site. Here is how I visualised it.
I popped out to the site this week to see how things were going. Wow, what growth in plants and fish. Even the chickens seemed happy. Here is what it looks like now.
The only difference that I can see from the original plan is that we use two pumps instead of 4 and we have added chickens to the formula. Everything else is exactly the same, a cantre sump, 4 ponds, 24 growbeds. At the new Gouna site we have started filling the massive 46000L ponds with water. Here are some action shots.
It is taking us a full day to fill one of these monsters.
We found a use for the 500mm pipe ends.
Maybe Aquaponics is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.