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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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Manure

HUNTING AND GATHERING Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Many places I know have livestock. Lots of manure is created. If I collect this mixture would it become problematic or mixing of different manures increase quality?livestock I plan to collect from are cows horses chickens pigs goats rabbit and more . Maybe random manures as well like scat found i...
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Anybody build a dry ice machine?

LOUNGE AREA 29 Apr 2016
In my business of shipping frozen fish, UPS is killing me with extra pick up fees (at least four) that for a small parcel can almost be as much as the shipping itself. Recently the shipping charge for a small box 14 inches X 9 inches X 6 inches and only 3.5 lbs. was $15.08 for a destination in th...
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small iAVs in California

AQUAPONICS SYSTEMS 28 Apr 2016
I'm starting this thread as a place to collect info on the work related to this project, currently (half-)planned to utilize 2 IBC totes - one will be split 1/3 - 2/3 - with the 2/3 portion to be used for fish (koi or goldfish - or other fish that can tolerate our extreme daily temperature fluctu...
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We are glad to be part of this site!

WELCOME WAGON 27 Apr 2016
Hello all glad we are members.My wife and I inherited land we would like to manage. Luckily came with water. Need to learn all abbreviations but is like to build something that would help us with food production. Also interested in purchasing Japanese quail . Commercial grade rabbits and tilapia....
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Supplement nitrates for plants during fishless cycle?

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 25 Apr 2016
New outdoor system, doing a fishless startup cycle by adding liquid ammonia, started a little too late in the year. I'd like to get some plants started while I'm waiting for it to cycle without fish. I understand that the plants will have no nitrogen to feed them until the bacteria get establishe...
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NOTICE: Planned downtime for website maintenance

NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 25 Apr 2016
We will be taking the website down today for maintenance.  Depending on how everything goes, we may only be down for a few hours.  However, it could be down for up to 12 hours, potentially.   We will begin at approximately 14:30 CST (UTC -6) today.   Thanks!
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Hello from India.

WELCOME WAGON 24 Apr 2016
Hello APHQ Members!!!!!   I’m from Mumbai, India and had been waiting to start my first urban AP farm. There are not many AP enthusiasts in India. I have not heard of any farms here and especially in the cities.   Over the last three years, have been researching on AP and finally found...
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Heater recommendation

EQUIPMENT 22 Apr 2016
I'm looking around for a heater for my new IBC system. It's outdoors and will only be running during the spring and summer. I'd like a heater to let me start cycling earlier in the year and extend my tilapia growing season a little later.  The fish tank is 250 gallons. The entire system...
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