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Aquaponics Design

Aquaponics Design

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4/14/2010
O
PTIMIZATION OF A
B
ACKYARD
A
QUAPONIC
F
OOD
P
RODUCTION
S
YSTEM
 
BREE 495 Design 3Bioresource EngineeringPresented to Dr. Vijaya RaghavanFaculty of Agricultural andEnvironmental SciencesMacdonald Campus, McGill University
KEITH CONNOLLY
TATJANA TREBIC
 
 Acknowledgements
We extend our warmest thanks to the following peoplefor their inspiration, guidance and support:
Mr. Damian HInkson, Chairman
(Baird’s Village Aquaponic Association)
 Susan Mahon, Internship Coordinator(Barbados Field Study Semester)Inter-American Institute for the Cooperation on Agriculture(Barbados Branch)Dr. Inteaz Alli, Director(Barbados Field Study Semester)Dr. James Rakocy(University of the Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station)Dr. Suzelle Barrington, Dr. Vijaya Raghavan and the Bioresource Engineering Department(McGill University)
 
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Acknowledgements ....................................................................................................................................... 2Executive Summary ....................................................................................................................................... 61. Introduction .......................................................................................................................................... 81.1 Food Security ...................................................................................................................................... 81.2 Small-Scale Agriculture ....................................................................................................................... 91.3 Objective of Project .......................................................................................................................... 102. Background ......................................................................................................................................... 112.1 Agriculture in Barbados .................................................................................................................... 112.1.1 Economy and Human Resources ............................................................................................... 112.1.2 Natural Resources ...................................................................................................................... 112.1.3 Climate ....................................................................................................................................... 122.1.4 Terrain ........................................................................................................................................ 132.1.5 Crop Production in Barbados ..................................................................................................... 132.2 Food Production Methods ................................................................................................................ 142.2.1 Aquaculture ................................................................................................................................ 142.2.2 Hydroponics ............................................................................................................................... 152.2.3 Aquaponics ................................................................................................................................. 162.2.4 Comparison of Food Production Methods................................................................................. 193. Aquaponic Systems ............................................................................................................................. 213.1 System Designs ................................................................................................................................. 213.1.1 Media Filled Systems ................................................................................................................. 213.1.2 Flood and Drain .......................................................................................................................... 213.1.3 Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) ................................................................................................... 223.1.4 Floating Raft System .................................................................................................................. 233.2 Fish .................................................................................................................................................... 243.2.1 Fish Selection ............................................................................................................................. 243.2.2 Culturing Conditions for Tilapia ................................................................................................. 253.2.2.1 Water Quality .......................................................................................................................... 253.2.2.2 Feed ......................................................................................................................................... 283.3 Plant Crops ........................................................................................................................................ 293.3.1 Nutritional Requirements .......................................................................................................... 29

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