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Aquaponics Electrical Control System.

Discussion in 'Aquaponics Ideas' started by Ken Konschel, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Ken Konschel

    Ken Konschel New Member

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    Good Day All.
    I have recently joined this forum and was reading about a gentleman in Maputo Mozambique asking about reliable electrical control and pumping systems.
    As we all know, and some of us may have experienced, a power failure spells doom and death for your system and fish. History is littered with catastrophic failures due to eratic power supplies, and it happens the world over.
    I have spent a lot of time in Mozambique (and other countries in Africa) researching the aquaponics arena and how it can be made viable, fail-safe, environmentally friendly and sustainable in order to provide food security, employment and generate an income.
    At Aquaponics Africa we have now developed a fully fail-safe electrical control system. Powered predominately from renewable energy (wind and solar) the pumps and aerators are all 12vdc with a battery bank.
    In the event of renewable energy failure (no wind or sun for a few days) the system will automatically change over to grid supply (if you have it). This will run the pumps and recharge the batteries.
    If you do not have grid power, or it fails, the system will automatically change over to a dual fuel (LPG/Petrol) electric start generator. Should any of the above fail it will send you a text message.
    The fishtank water is automatically heated via LPG and solar water heating. The greenhouse venting system is controlled automatically via a temperature controller which will also activate a misting system on those 40C days.
    There are NO fish feed costs as this is produced within the aquaponics system which incorporates vermi-culture (worms), rainwater capture and storage, chickens and more.
    The greenhouse is suited for year round weather conditions and is not a simple plastic covered hoop-house.
    There is also a small kitchen attached to the system with a small deepfreezer, sink and an LPG/wood/charcoal stove.
    I am looking at setting up a base in Maputo to assemble the systems, distribute and install them.
    If this is of interest to anyone please contact me on email: [email protected]
    Thank you.
    Ken Konschel.
    AQUAPONICS AFRICA.
     
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    Ken Konschel New Member

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    Herewith a few pics of the control panels.
     

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