Aquaponic Setup

Aquaponic Setup

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

Come May 1st, we will be heading back to the property to oversee the clearing of our build site by heavy machines.

NOTE TO SELF: Record the clearing.

Once the area is cleared, they will also repair our damaged dam wall with some of the site fill.

From there we can then sift out the rocks from the site soil and pour out our soil cement slabs and start work on Hive 3.
We have chosen to start with Hive 3 now because it is the Hive that will house the Shower block, Toilet/Laundry block and a couple water tanks.
We believe this is the most important Hive to have up and running for the long haul because these modern conveniences will make the rest of the construction much more bearable.

It may be a while before we get Hive 3 pergola built, so once the Hive 3 area is established, then Hive 1 can be established and the sheds erected for storage and sleeping quarters.

During this time we are also going to construct 7 adobe brick templates. This will allow us to cast 49 SEB (Stabilized Earth Blocks) at a time, 7 bricks per template. Their dimensions being 30cm L x 15cm W x 12cm H.
These blocks will be used to construct the Shower block and the Toilet/Laundry block. Once money allows, we can then look at constructing a CEB press. That is... If we feel that we need to. These adobe blocks may suit our needs more efficiently... Who knows, but that's half the fun! :)

Once the 3 sheds are up in Hive 1, 1 will storage, 1 will be quarters and the last being a power shed. Which will house a small Solar setup that will give us enough power to run a chest freezer on and off over a 24 hour period.

That's the plan for now anyway... It may change but I doubt it.

I will try and update as much as possible from the property, but for now power is limited as all we have is a generator.

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