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If you want to be successful with your aquaponics system, you will need to understand how the nitrogen cycle works. I will explain what the nitrogen cycle is, why it's important, how it progresses and how to ensure it works efficiently in your establis...
We use a lot of acronyms in aquaponics and aquaculture, and this can cause a fair bit of confusion for people who are just starting out. To help make things easier for those new to Aquaponics, we've compiled a list of the most frequently used acronyms,...
Aquaponics is the combination of two well-known food production methods, aquaculture and hydroponics, functioning together in a semi-symbiotic manner. The word "aquaponics" is a word blend, or better stated, a portmanteau that attempts to more precisel...
When it comes to tilapia, there are mouthbrooders and substrate spawners. Within the mouthbrooding tilapia, there are several differences in terms of who (male, female or both) takes care of the eggs and fry. Tilapia (meaning the entire tilapiine cichl...


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Livestock trained to produce power

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 26 May 2016
Rodents and rabbit family are known to love run one wheels for exercise in their pens. Possible larger animals like pigs may do this as well. So figuring that each wheel ran atleast 8 hours a day because of multiple animal in small space. Could this possibly generate enough power for the heat lig...
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This just amazes me...

AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS 25 May 2016
My perch hatchery pond just won't develop an algae bloom to save my life regardless of how much fertilization I do this year. But that's not the amazing part. Even though the pond is almost swimming pool clear, I have more perch fry this year than ever and they all seem healthy. I just can't imag...
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Which fish to grow Australian native freshwater

FAQ - AQUAPONICS 24 May 2016
High fish fans.   I am the founder of Ausyfish in Queensland, (www.ausyfish.com) where many Australian native freshwater species are breed for aquaculture and aquaponics. I have been breeding these species for almost 30 years.   I am writing to you here hoping to field off some of my em...
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Hello from Souhern China

WELCOME WAGON 24 May 2016
Currently collecting all parts for an AP unit including the pesky fish. We are going to use all native fish so heat is not a problem.
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Is iAVs the perfect integrated aquaculture system?

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 23 May 2016
Hi,   Many people have asked to how I think that iAVs might be improved.   This is something to which I've devoted a great deal of thought.  I've spent hundreds of hours exploring ways to improve on the basic design of the iAVs and, notwithstanding my experience in designing food p...
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Small iAVs in West Texas

AQUAPONICS SYSTEMS 20 May 2016
After searching for months to find suitable sand for a small iAVs system, and repeatedly failing to do so, I have settled on a less-than-ideal scheme to sieve the sand from a batch of decomposed granite.  I was able to get a sample of the decomposed granite from a local vendor - recomtx.com...
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High School harvest of tilapia a success

AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS 20 May 2016
Three out of four schools I set up with small scale RAS's have completed grow out for the season (school year is almost over). The three schools produced a total of 164 lbs. of fish that numbered 91. This being the first year I underestimated their growth, and for the purpose I have sold them for...
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Aquaponics survey - We need you!

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 20 May 2016
Dear all,   Do you have a back-yard system or are working on an aquaponics project?   If so, we would love to hear from you. We are two students from HAS University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch currently looking into the aquaponics market and future developments.   We’d be very...
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