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CHOP System The CHOP system is an acronym for “Constant Height One Pump”. This is the most efficient way to run an Aquaponics system. The basic principal is to use the force of gravity to assist us where possible. This brings high efficiency in electric power consumption and plumbing design. The CHOP system is also better for the health and wellbeing of the fish, as it means there is more water in circulation that brings stability in both temperature and pH. Because the fish tank is always full of water, the fish are safe if something goes wrong with plumbing or pump. The auto siphon system is an automatic way to flood and drain the media beds without the need to employ float switches or timers. The system is lower maintenance than o . . .
A second pump built into your CHOP Mark 2 operating system to provide redundancy. It may seem to be a contradiction to add a second pump to a CHOP system but it is not such a bad idea. Pumps are a mechanical devices and therefore are subject to failure. Even the most expensive pump will give out one day. Obviously we will fit the best pump we can afford to our CHOP system, and being prepared with an additional pump at the ready is a good idea. It is very upsetting if you have a pump failure and there is no readily available replacement. With no water movement and exchange the fish tank will quickly become polluted and fish deaths will soon follow. Pumps have a uncanny ability to fail in the middle of the night, at weekends or when you are . . .
The TotePonics (IBC) kit we built for the recent photo shoot is just powering along. The growth is just amazing. The Fish: We have in the 1000 litre tank 103 Jade Perch. Right now we have in the system 4.93 kg of Jade Perch fingerlings, plus one bigger. Jade Perch. These fish are around 600g each. Ready for the plate! Jade Perch weighing 0.525 kg and 3 x Sleepie Cod weighing a total of 1.3 kg. So the total is 6.75 kg of fish in the tank. Well under the very safe level of 20 to 30 kg per M3 of water. They are being fed twice a day with 4mm floating pellets. We use the usual method of feeding until they begin to lose interest. This turns out to be 3.3% of body weight for the day. They are hungry little mongrels! We have circulating in t . . .
CHOP 2 Aquaponics Operating systemHow quickly does time fly? Since building and testing his innovative toteponics system based on CHOP2 technology we caught up with Aquaponics guru Murray Hallam to ask how its all been going? Murray immediately lights up with his usual enthu . . .
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CHOP System The CHOP system is an acronym for “Constant Height One Pump”. This is the most effi . . .
Posted By Murray Hallam on Tuesday 3rd June 2014
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A second pump built into your CHOP Mark 2 operating system to provide redundancy. It may seem to be . . .
Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 19th December 2011
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The TotePonics (IBC) kit we built for the recent photo shoot is just powering along. The growth is j . . .
Posted By Murray Hallam on Friday 16th December 2011
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