Aquaponic Setup

Aquaponic Setup

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Complete by: 31/03/2017 Budget: $2,500 Cost Tally: $786 Status: Active

I apologize for the lack of updates as I have been otherwise occupied.

This will be a short update as there isn't much to elaborate on.

While on the property, we found that our clay soil is way to hard and rocky to dig by hand :(
So our only options are as follows;

  1. Get in a Readymix and have the slabs poured at a cost.
  2. Build elevated wooden platforms.
  3. Clear the site area and use the fill for the slabs. 

We are going with option 3 at this point. It will also help us solve a degrading issue with one of our dam walls.

So for our trip down to the property, we weren't able to setup any sheds at this point.

But we did learn a couple things... We have found that our soil mix is quite good for construction.
To the point where in certain situations, you wouldn't need to add cement at all.
As when it dries, it feels like rock.

We have made a 1m2 test slab in the base of our camp shower to test a 5% cement mix.
The slab hardened to a usable state with 48hrs and showed no sign of cracking.
I will update further on this when I get back to the property.

While on the property however, we did manage to build a suitable kitchen area and a rocket stove... Images for those in a further update.

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