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Published: 14 March 2013

In the past few weeks fish were added to the YWAM Puyallup FoodMachine. As the days are getting longer and the nutrients are increasing, the plants are beginning to grow too.

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Published: 07 January 2013

There are many different things that can be used as a fish tank. For a system to be considered a FoodMachine, we have minimum requirements in terms of the gallon capacity of the fish tank.

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Location: Tacoma, WA | Published: 10 November 2010

We have taken some of our troughs, the 12-inch on ground growing systems we use for tomatoes and cucumbers, off line for the winter. Due to the limited light in the Pacific Northwest (our greenhouse is also in a bit of a shaded location) the growth rate slows down substantially.

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Location: Kona, HI | Published: 28 October 2010

This last week a group of us took on the project of implementing design changes we came up with in order to simplify the entire system. Our greatest desire is that the FoodMachineâ„¢ be used across the world. We know one of the greatest challenges faced with the FoodMachineâ„¢ is making sure it is simple.

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Location: Kona, HI | Published: 25 October 2010

Part of the project we did this week, which you can read more about in our October 28th journal post, was taking the four tanks which used to hold all of our fish and converting two into rain-catchment tanks, one into a breeding tank, and the other into a nursery tank.

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Location: Tacoma, WA | Published: 12 September 2010

At both of the FoodMachine locations we have one big tank that holds all of our fish. Within this large tank, we have pens that hold the different sized fish.

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Location: Kona, HI | Location: Kona, HI | Published: 17 August 2010

We have separated out some baby fish and put them in one of the floating hapas I mentioned in my last post. It is our desire to eventually be our own fish supplier. It is much easier if our fish are able to reproduce as opposed to us always having to buy and transport babies to the location.

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Location: Kona, HI | Published: 12 July 2010

We installed hapas into a couple of our fish tanks. As you can see from the picture below, a hapa is a very fine mesh net that can be used to line a tank. This allows us to easily separate out babies from the breeding fish.

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