This is a seven-and-a-half-minute video clip showing two urban, off-the-grid aquaponics prototypes being developed in/on the kitchen/balcony of a shoe-box urban condo in Phuket, Thailand.
One of these prototypes, the first one shown, is utilizing balcony sunlight to achieve photosynthesis, with a few guppies and a suckerfish, who keeps the bottom water-jug-turned-tank clean of algae; a battery-powered flow of nutrient-rich water feeds the root systems of the chia plants that sprouted in the grow bed above, which in turn clean the water before it drains back into the tank via the force of gravity.
The other prototype experiment is done on a kitchen counter inside, just outside of direct sunlight’s trajectory, though exposed to some ambient sunlight during the day. This particular prototype has a few baby terrapins, guppies and a suckerfish in its aquarium, but is utilizing a low-wattage, DC-powered LED lamp to supplement indoor photosynthesis trials (on for about 6-8 hours at night).
Both systems utilize DC powered air pumps (1.5 v), to provide oxygen to the aquariums, as well as DC-powered solids pumps (9-12v) to move ammonia-rich solids water from the bottom of the respective aquariums up to the grow-beds / bio-filters.
Avacados are meals by themselves. Here, two varieties, some small “sandwhich avacados” imported from Australia came in a box of about 6 micro-sized fruits for about 149 baht from Tops, who also carried some larger domestic avacados in a bag of four four only 89 baht…
Just a quick update about the past few days for the Siamerican in Phuket. Had the weekend off from the regular job, so took advantage of the free time as to work on some other things at home (if you can call modern shoe-box condos such)… namely got to fiddle around with and modify amateur, off-the-grid, urban aquaponics prototypes… The following video and pictures sum it up… Other than this, the Siamerican also atteneded/took pics for the Phuket FC vs Thai Tobacco Monopoly FC. (Click here to see gallery of that match)… Watch this space for more updates
Following is the lineup for the Good Morning Andaman radio show for Friday, August 2, 2013 morning. The show will be broadcast live in Phuket, Thailand, from 8-9am over FM 90.5, covering Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi provinces. A live stream can be heard via the Phuket Bulletin website (click here). Scroll down below for worldwide schedule.
Marijuana states at present
Weather: On 1 Aug, scattered thundershowers. During 2-7 Aug, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rain. Southwesterly winds 20-35 km/hr. Wave height about 2 meters and above 2 meters in the thundershower areas. Minimum temperature 23-26 oC. Maximum temperature 29-33 oC.
Royal News: HM the King and Queen depart BKK for now
TDIH: Antimatter, End of Samurai, US population, Hitler power, Illegal weed and more!
Business: Pork prices, AEC ignorance and Mass tourism boon
Sports: YL1 fixtures this weekend. Phuket & Krabi have home matches
1. Good Morning Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga… Introduction
During 28-29 Jul, widely scattered to scattered thundershowers mostly in the upper part. Southwesterly winds 15-35 km/hr. Wave height 1-2 meters and about 2 meters in the thundershower areas. During 30 Jul – 3 Aug, scattered thundershowers and isolated heavy rain. Southwesterly winds 20-35 km/hr. Wave height about 2 meters mostly in upper the Andaman Sea. Minimum temperature 23-25 oC. Maximum temperature 31-34 oC.
Thai Silk Royal News…
This Day In History, July 29…war highlights, poor painters, Hitler, NASA, Eris…more!
Sport – Friendly match, incoming/outgoing players…interview with Sato….
Music = Mommas & Poppas, Bob Marley, Beatles, SWV and Weaver
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has warned residents in risk areas of 13 provinces of northern Thailand to prepare for heavy rain falls during 25-26 July. Continue reading →
Morning Intro… Traffic? IntroWaterworks…History..Metro Trains…Space Flight, Asean economic and biz news…Sports Sailing results, Futsal and Football…This Weekend = Toyota, National Belgian Da celebrations…plus get ready for Asaha and Rains Retreat…
During 19-24 Jul, scattered to fairly widespread thundershowers and isolated heavy rain. Southwesterly winds 20-40 km/hr. Wave height 2-3 meters. Minimum temperature 22-25 oC. Maximum temperature 30-33oC.