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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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Recirculating Aquaculture Systems: An Overview of Waste M...

USEFUL INFORMATION Today, 04:02 AM
Here is a overview on all the different ways to handle/harwest "the waste" produced in AQ, by F. Wheaton http://www.google.no....77648437,d.bGQ   enjoy
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Aquaculture Production Systems

USEFUL INFORMATION Today, 03:51 AM
Hi A nice book on AQ. http://www.google.no...epH0IJF_99iLRDg Chapter 11, is RAS, by Ebeling & Timmons. Chapter 14, is AP, by Rakocy   A quote from the preface : A final theme of the book is a look ahead. What new types or combinations of  systems might we see down the road? How will...
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Stop the siphon!

EQUIPMENT Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Hello all, So I am looking for information on how to stop a siphon. Basically, I have a siphon from my FT(ibc tote) that feeds into my swirl filter then that feeds into a bio filter, from there I fill a sump that uses a electric sump pump that pumps to my grow beds, from there it goes back to th...
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Crowd Funding Websites?

LOUNGE AREA 23 Oct 2014
Anyone have any experience with crowd funding websites? I believe I can build a small scale coldwater partial recirculating system that would be revolutionary in its low power consumption and additionally would be totally off the grid using solar and wind power, with a grid hook up only in case...
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Can I clean my bioballs in my biofilter?

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 23 Oct 2014
Hi, I am new, so forgive me if I am a bit unsure in asking question here. I have a very simple biofiltering system. I keep about 2100 bioballs suspended in water in a blue plastic barrel. It is part of a new system (3 weeks old) that is consist of one IBC filled with 250 small tilapias of about 9...
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If you wanted a garden plant that used the most nitrates

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 22 Oct 2014
which one would you use?  I know duckweed is a plant that utilizes both ammonia and nitrates well but I was thinking of something more edible for human consumption to get more bang for my buck.   I will be building a coldwater partial recirculating system and want the best plant to redu...
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Are vinyl fence post covers potable water safe??

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 20 Oct 2014
Does anyone know if vinyl fence post covers are potable water safe? I see so many people use them but no information is available that I can find.   Thanks.
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What Species Do I Have Here?

FISH AND CRUSTACEANS 19 Oct 2014
I netted this guy in a local lake and I am not quite sure what I have here. Some say it is a Nile perch, but I think not.
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