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Aquaponics - How to Build Your Own

How do you make salad from the fish in your aquarium at home? To find out more about how Evergreen is connecting nature to the city visit - By combining techniques of aquaculture – the farming of aquatic life for food – and hydroponics - the growing of plants indoors using water in place of soil. The symbiotic outcome of these two practises is called Aquaponics. Steven Looi and Joan of Up Stream Aquaponics demonstrate how to build a system in your home that converts the ammonia from fish waste into nitrates for plants keeping the water clean, and allowing the plants to grow. The Mainstay Healthy Choices project aims to engage Mainstay’s tenant members in breaking the chain of “no money, bad food, no exercise, no information” – find more information at In 2014, Mainstay Housing engaged Evergreen to adapt our existing Healthy Choices curriculum into a food literacy and community kitchen project. The project equips tenant members with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy food choices that are inexpensive and culturally relevant. It’s the first step in taking control of their own - and their community’s - food security and nutritional health. Mainstay Housing is a non-profit agency that provides housing for mental health consumer-survivors. With a safe, affordable base from which to grow, other life changes become possible. For more information visit – Evergreen is a national not-for-profit that has been working to restore the connection between Canada's cities and the natural environment. For more information visit - Subscribe here: Check out our full video catalog: Videos, daily editorial and more: Like Evergreen on Facebook: Follow Evergreen on Twitter: Follow Evergreen on Instagram:

How to Make an Indoor Aquaponics System 5 Step-by-Step

How to Make an Indoor Aquaponics System Hi there, just wanted to show you a simple indoor system that we put together for a professor at a university in Japan. He wanted to use it to show students and other teachers how aquaponics works, and so we wanted it to look nice. This could be put together relatively simply by anyone really and so we thought that you might like to take a look. Main unit is from IKEA. We used a stainless steel kitchen sink fine mesh strainer fitted inside some 60mm PVC pipe as a rudimentary solids waste filter. Hope you like it, and it helps you with some ideas for your own systems. Read up on aquaponics for more details. :

Aquaponics Peace Lily in aquarium

Peace lilies grows beautifully in aquariums - making them suitable for aquaponics systems. This peace lily plant has been living in my aquariums for over 15 years. It helps to keep the water clean and reduce algae growth. Roots provide shelter for fish babies and serve as a home for hatching snails. Peace lilies thrive in indirect sunlight away from windows. Here you can see snail eggs on the roots. Taking care of the plant is easy. I remove dead roots when I see them. I reduce the size of the plant once every couple of years. In this example, I am going to cut off the bottom part with 3 leaves and half of the roots. I use this improvised wire housing to hold the plant on the top of a standard 10 gallon aquarium. The wire can be moved apart for easy access. First, I hang the housing in a place on the rim of the aquarium. Then, I put the plant inside of the housing. The smaller plant can be used for another aquarium without housing. There are many different ways to fix the plant in proper position. According to my observations, the peace lily responds with faster growth when there is an increased amount of fish poop in the water. This plant has roots that are too long for this aquarium. I can partially trim off roots or cut them completely. It's going to be a fresh start for this plant. Taking care of the peace lily includes cutting off dry flowers. It promotes growth of new leaves and flowers. Here you can see new leaves grow in about 1 - 2 weeks after I cut off the flower. And the same goes with this plant. There is one leaf on a side. Another leaf grows between old leaves. Also, it is necessary to cut off old or sick leaves. There is a new leaf growing :) The plant takes nutrition (fish poop) and ammonia from the water. Fish nibble on roots for occasional snacks. That's why the older parts of the roots are so bold. Low maintenance and visual appeal make the peace lily an attractive plant for aquaponics system. Have fun and happy aquaponics :) Blog: More fun on my website Views as Money:

40ft Shipping Containers Transformed Into Amazing Off-Grid Family Home

This amazing small home has been built using two 40ft high cube shipping containers, slightly of-set from one another to create a stunning, off-the-grid family home. Become a Living Big Patron: Feeling inspired to downsize after watching tiny home and small house design videos online, this couple decided to take the plunge into designing and building a shipping container home for their family to reduce their expenses and be able to dedicate more time to the things that really matter. You can find our more about this tiny home on our website: This off-grid container home is completely solar powered, with a huge solar array producing more than enough power for the small house. It's water is collected from a nearby bore. Otto Engineering: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

SUBSCRIBE to Barcroft TV: A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Self confessed “crazy plant lady” Summer Rayne Oakes decided to turn her Brooklyn apartment into a forest after her roommate moved out six years ago. Since then she has expanded the collection in her 1,200 square foot apartment and now has more than 150 plant species including a full forest wall, pineapple plants and even a banana tree. Videographer / director: Ruaridh Connellan Producer: Nora Hakramaj, Ruby Coote Editor: Sonia Estal Barcroft TV: Barcroft Animals: Barcroft Cars: Bear Grylls Adventure: For more of the amazing side of life: For the full story, visit BARCROFT.TV: Like @BarcroftTV on Facebook: Follow @Barcroft_TV on Twitter: Check out more videos:

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