Clean duck water and free food. Aquaponics Duckaponics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by deputychicken21, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. deputychicken21

    deputychicken21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After my third time planting (ducks kept eating the seeds and sprouts so i built a cover) We are growing again.

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  2. BackYard Sheena

    BackYard Sheena Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!! I just showed my husband all of your pictures and weather permitting, he is going to help me get a similar set up!!! I think this will end up being a lot cheaper than anything else I've looked at, and considering our duck family is expanding at the end of this month, we need to upgrade asap lol :)
     
  3. ducksinarow

    ducksinarow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the black tub is a regular pond filter? How often does it clog now? Do the hydroponics filter garden keep it from clogging so often?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, this is great! Looking forward to reading as much as you feel like posting about this. Congratulations!
     
  5. deputychicken21

    deputychicken21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will love it it works great!!! If you need any more pics or info let me know. Thank you
     
  6. deputychicken21

    deputychicken21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello
    Yes I only clean the filters every 10 days now and I can see the bottom of the pond again. I didn't imagine it wiould work so well
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    We are planning on building a new pen setup this autumn . . . I hope I can figure out how to incorporate something like this. Oh, and I hope you don't mind I shared this with some permaculture mates, and you have made some people very, very happy. [​IMG] This is something a number of them have been looking for and thinking about.
     
  8. altamira55

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    I'd be very interested to see the plans and learn more about how it works.
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Forgive my lack of manners.

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  10. kristy2122

    kristy2122 Out Of The Brooder

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    I like how simple this looks! I have been researching duckponics/quaquaponics/aquaponics systems for a duck pond for a while now and I'm trying to keep it as simple as possible. We are working on our duck area now, getting 3-4 ducks in the spring, and looking at a 750gal pond for them. It will be right next to my garden, but I would like to have most of the water filter through a system such as yours. Do you have any more information and pictures on how you created your system and how it works?
     

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