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Aquaponic system research project


I apologise if this is of no interest.

I am undertaking a research project as part of my studies for a Business BSc Degree at the University of Greenwich.
I’m researching the feasibility of an innovative business idea. It would be a new product for people and businesses who wish to grow vegetables and fish all year long in a self-sustaining automatic farming system that is fitted in a container.
This is also known as an aquaponic system. There are fish that produce waste, the waste acts as a fertiliser for the plants that you chose to grow, they absorb the waste and therefore purify the water so fish can live in it.

Just open the URL below to participate in the research

The whole task will take approximately 9 minutes. If you have any questions about the study please let me know!

Thank you so much!

Last edited: 27 February 2018 22:19:27


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,865

    It would help if you gave a working link. 

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Obelixx says:

    It would help if you gave a working link. 

    See original post

     Sorry about that, you can just copy the link manually if it isn't working, the website doesn't have an option to make url clickable as far as I know.

    Last edited: 27 February 2018 22:45:16

  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 4,047
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 4,047

    ...oh, and best of luck with your survey.   I think this forum is shutting for a while for some reason, so I've read, so you best get in quick with it, if interested...  best wishes...

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 17,827


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 65,514

    Done ......... but the last question is impossible to answer other than to pluck a figure out of thin air ... you've not said anything about the size of the unit the price relates to or running costs. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,865

    Yes - bit of a problem for me too so I selected the cheapest option.

    Also, you haven't asked why when someone says no they wouldn't buy one.  In my case it's because I have a large garden with good soil and no space or time issues.   May be different for others and thus fixable by clever marketing and/or pricing in your business plan.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Just looked at this survey - needs a bit more thought perhaps.  Apart from that, the system you describe is  already up and running in some cities I believe  - albeit on a commercial basis .Hardly innovative IMHO.

    If you are suggesting that the average person would be prepared for such a set up in their living accommodation, I'd seriously question that assumption.  Interesting and fun for a while perhaps but not a long term thing for anyone not totally committed.  The average living space is pretty well cramped as it is - a unit which would be big enough to actually produce anything of use is not likely to sit well in the average accommodation these days.

    Sorry to be so negative but whilst it may be fun to come up with these ideas, a bit of prior research ( not to mention a dose of reality) might be in orderimage


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