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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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Reddit AMA on Cold Weather Aquaponics Wed. Aug. 27 2pm EST

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION Yesterday, 01:32 PM
  In case you're not familiar,Reddit has a long (for the internet) tradition of hosting something called AMAs or Ask Me Anything.  There have been thousands of them over the years, and people from all walks of life have participated, including The President. This is only the...
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Hello from Dallas

WELCOME WAGON Yesterday, 11:08 AM
Greetings AP gardeners!   Well, count me in as an addict in Aquaponics. I have been doing some back yard gardening for a number of years already, with various success. Tomatoes, peppers ... the usual stuff. A few months ago I learned about the fun field of aquaponics. It did not take long to...
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Optimising Nutrient Recovery

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 21 Aug 2014
Hi,   In starting this thread, I want to attach to a variety of ideas expressed by a number of people.....about nutrient recovery in various plant production strategies.   I apologise in advance for the patchy nature of the post......but I'm not really sure of what I'm trying to say....
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Low Level Mortality of Fish

AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS 21 Aug 2014
What could be causing a very low mortality rate of feed trained yellow perch fingerlings? I have about 500 3.5 to 4 inch yellow perch fingerlings in a tank and I'm losing 1 per day or every two days. I know that's not much but typically once I get them actively feed trained I have zero...
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Pollination Issues

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 19 Aug 2014
Does anyone have any issues with indoor systems and pollnation. I have been reading quite a bit and there are many things people are doing. I have huge squash and cucumbers and tons of flowers but no fruit yet. I'm thinking pollination, thougths..?   Also I have been reading about cucumbers...
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Build up of minerals in AP water (inc hardness)

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 18 Aug 2014
Something that still doe not sit well with me is that in a recirc AP system, certain minerals present in the tap water will tend to accumulate.  For example in my 1000L basic F&D media bed system I top up 300L per week in summer due to evap and transpiration losses, so any minerals not c...
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Leaf issues

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 17 Aug 2014
Well I seem to be having a problem with leaf rot or something. Pictures are below. It seems to happening to all the plants except a few. Any ideas?
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Rectangular pond construction

AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS 17 Aug 2014
Just curious as to if it is possible to maintain a good system building a rectangular pond? I was thinking of using multiple bottom drains to help collect those solids that accumulate in the creases but I would like to know if anyone has done it before?
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