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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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Don't be scared of lard: It has less saturated fat th...

HOME PROCESSING OF FISH, POULTRY AND GAME Today, 10:29 AM
Hi all I'm hooked, on it at the moment  http://aquaponicsnat...-bacon/?p=75503  so easy & tasty http://www.splendidt...fat-than-butter http://fivegallonide...all-batch-lard/   cheers  
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Waterbed Heater?

AQUAPONICS IDEAS Today, 09:41 AM
Has anyone ever tried to use a waterbed heater to heat their tanks? I have a black Rubbermaid tank, and am contemplating attaching a waterbed heater to the outside of it for a supplemental heat source.  
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New to the forum - South Central Pennsylvania

WELCOME WAGON Today, 07:33 AM
Hey erry'body! I'm new to the forum, and located in South Central PA. Looking for linmke minded folks who may have more experience for brainstorming, setup q and a's... 
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Where are the worms?

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION Yesterday, 10:55 PM
I recently cleaned a 3 year old media bed and found very few worms despite plenty of organic material.  I found about 5 in 500L of hydroton!   Anyone have any suggestions as to why this may be?  My theory is that I was running the system with regular flood and drain cycles, though...
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The modern monetary system

LOUNGE AREA Yesterday, 03:11 AM
Hi everyone,   Just over on the Julian Assange thread I introduced some conversation about the formation of the Federal Reserve.   I am by no means an expert on this subject...In fact I know very little, however, I see little sense in continueing the conversation and going off topic on...
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Greenhouses

EQUIPMENT 05 Feb 2016
Hi,   Greenhouses are a common feature of the food production landscape.....at every level.....and greenhouse design is a discipline in its own right.   My favourite greenhouse design is what I've always known as a sun-facing greenhouse - and to the best of my knowledge they came into b...
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6400 Sq Ft of Sustainability.

MICROPONICS SYSTEMS 05 Feb 2016
Just an idea I am throwing around based on my 750 gallon square tank system. Let's have a go at picking it apart.   Building is 20 foot x 40 foot x 8'.   Houses 150 fish in a 750 gallon tank, radial flow and k1 bio-filter.   FT flows to 8 - 100 gallon float beds and one wicking bed...
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Sand Culture hydroponics, prep for IAVs

HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS 04 Feb 2016
Looking thru the old literature on hydro sand culture. Assumption being some research there might provide insight into the bed design for IAVs. Ran across this that might be of interest --     Pure sand can be used in trough or trench culture. However, in desert locations, it is often m...
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