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Aquaponics opening

6/06/2016
Over the past 2-3 years, staff in the Science and Agriculture faculty have been developing the site and equipment for our Aquaponics Centre.  The closed ecosystem has over 150 sooty grunter fingerlings in a large tank, where the fish are fed daily.  Their waste products in the water are drained into another mid-reservoir which will have red-claw before draining into a rock garden with a range of vegetables. The nutrients are absorbed by the plants, with the water pumped back to the fish reservoir. Students daily test the water for mineral content and acidity.  Congratulations to all of the staff involved in the establishment and management of this quality learning facility.