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Another School kit.

Discussion in 'New Aquaponics systems - off-the-shelf ready to go' started by Murray, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    We are loaded to deliver another School Kit.
    This particular kit has 3 x 1250 ltr tanks with viewing windows, 4 x 585 ltr gravel beds and 2 x floating raft, three x 230 ltr fingerling tanks.
    Plus all plumbing , pumps and so on.
    Aquaponics is a wonderful educational tool that is for sure.

    We decided to fill one of the tanks a few days back and throw a few fish in for some photos. See attached photos.
     

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  2. trout

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    Murray

    That's one good looking tank.
    Is that perspex or polycarbonate that you used?

    cheers Lou
     
  3. Castaway

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    They are nice big windows. The kids will have a lot of fun.

    Is it possible to spray paint the exterior of your tanks a battleship dark gray and put round port-holes on them to give your tanks a retro submarine look with rivets for the more nautically inclined? Call your new AP range - THE ARGONAUT! :D
     
  4. Wendy in BC

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    Murray,

    I think it's beautiful, and a great learning tool. Kids need to understand that food does not come from a grocery store, that there are many processes that take place before we get to eat it.

    Honestly, hats off, and very well done.
     
  5. bill newton

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    awesome murray -- awesome -- where was this stuff when i went to school!!!!:mad:

    carna pies!!!
     
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    Looks great Murray, which school is it going into?
     
  7. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Hi Chainsaw,
    A school not far from you.
    Will reveal all in the new year when the system is up and running and I can show some good pix of everything in full swing.

    Before school gets back in the new year we have another three similar systems to get delivered and going.
     
  8. myway500

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    That's a great looking bit of gear, well done...AGAIN
    I've taken the liberty to include this page of the forum in the latest 'Ozzies Aquaponics Digest' at
    http://aquaponics-digest.blogspot.com/
    All the Best
    Bruce
     
  9. RupertofOZ

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    Good stuff Murray...

    I just love seeing these systems going into schools....
     
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    Is the screws that hold in the panel stainless steel?
     
  11. DaveOponic

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    I must have missed that post last year Murray. That's a great looking tank with windows. Which school did it go to? If it's near my place in Palmwoods, I might be tempted to apply for a teaching job there. Forget about teaching English or Indonesian, I would be happy to teach Aquaponics at a school that has a tank like that!


    Dave
     
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  13. Murray

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    Hi Dave,
    A State High on the Peninsula. I will be going up there in a few days to make a service call. I will get a few pix and post. The garden should be coming along nicely by now.

    We delivered another windowed Homestead Kit yesterday to a client near the Somerset Dam.

    And later this week we will ship another windowed Homestead (educational version) to a private school in Cairns.

    Straight after that, one to the land of the long white cloud.

    Now that we have taken back our own manufacturing we are able to get the kits out much faster which is great.
     
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    I was wondering if there was anyone in the states (perferably western part of the US) that builds similar systems for sale? Murray makes a great product but shipping from AUS would cost and arm and a leg; if it were even possible.

    Anyone? Thanks
     
  15. Murray

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    We do / have shipped to the US. It is easy at my end, but the Customs etc at your end is not so easy and they charge about 1200.00 in fees to do Customs clearance and release the goods.
     
  16. levi760

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    Thanks Murray, I'll have to look into those port/custom fees.
     
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    Murray,

    Have you thought about licensing someone in the US to make your kits? It would kinda make sense.
     
  18. Murray

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    Yes we have Denandbill but not found the right person as yet.
    Actually it is not all that bad re importing to Long Beach CA because on the export price there is no GST (goods and services tax) and there are some other savings on our end like export incentive allowance, so the kits arrive and can get cleared at LA for no more than it would be if we sent the same kit to Sydney or Melbourne.
    The drawback is the shipping time, it is about 6 weeks.
     
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    Awesome tanks Murray,

    My kids would love to sit and watch fish at their own level instead of inside a sump tank.

    Those kids are gong to learn a lot or real education.

    Keep it coming.
     
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    Last entry 2010, are there picture some where of the system in operation. Thanks
     

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