During the past few posts, I’ve detailed how consideration of component positioning, grow bed management and environmental control enables the Queenslander to:
- carry more fish – because we can meet their needs for clean water and oxygen.
- feed them more – because we can optimise their water biology and temperature.
- grow them faster – because we can feed them more and ensure that they have a longer growing season.
- support more plants of a greater variety.
- save energy – because we minimise heat loss and employ passive solar energy and waste heat from our brooders.
- operate with less risk.
- save money – because we:
- use less energy
- convert feed more efficiently
- grow duckweed to supplement fish pellets
- suffer fewer casualties
- grow the fish quicker
……than a standard recirculating aquaponics system of the same size.
The underpinning principle that drives the Queenslander is integration…..of organisms, production systems and energy sources.