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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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New member from the land of Oz

WELCOME WAGON Yesterday, 11:21 PM
G'day           Spotted the website ..joined up.  Have been active with hydroponics for 30 odd years and would now like to expand my knowledge of Aquaponics.  Only thing I know about fish is eating them.-love fishnchips at the beach -can help...
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Hello From South Carolina

WELCOME WAGON Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Hello All.   Currently, I am in start up mode of commercial applications. Business plan, financing, R&D. I have been reading through post for a while and happy to see such a knowledge base here. We are located in South Carolina.   I have two r&d test systems in place, the first...
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Civilisation Collapse by 2040?

LOUNGE AREA 31 Aug 2015
Hi,   Medium.com features a story about a report commissioned by Lloyds of London (and supported by the UK Government) that forecasts the collapse of civilisation by 2040.    The report is said to show that we have just three decades to "change course" or industrial civilisation wi...
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Cross Pollination of tomato varieties?

Found a tomato on the beefsteak variety that seems to be shaped more like a strawberry tomato. Conversely found a strawberry tomato that is shaped more like the beefsteak.    The strawberry varieties are not that far apart.    Thoughts? 
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Secondary Filtration?

The filtration I use with my small scale recirculation systems, consists of garden netting packed in a drum with water coming into the bottom of the drum from the fish tank due to displacement created by a small pump on top of the drum pulling it out to the biofilter. The feed into the bottom of...
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Aquaponics at Lightning Ridge

LOUNGE AREA 30 Aug 2015
Hi,   I saw this segment on our national farming current affairs program "Landline" - and I thought it was worth sharing.   For the uninitiated, Lightning Ridge is an opal mining town in some of Australia's most arid country.   Gary
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Our experiments with IAVS..

Dear all,    I have created this topic to document our own IAVS progress and findings.. In brief, we have over 2+ years of hands-on experience working with various commercial-scale Aquaponics systems.. media beds, NFTs, DWCs, etc. We are now building our first batch of sand beds believi...
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Never say Never!

Got 300 tilapia fingerlings from a very reputable source with no issues in the past and have been losing up to 10 a day ever since. Used to say you have to actually try and kill tilapia. Not anymore! Zip Ammonia Zip nitrites Plenty of aeration Water temp about 81 F. Been cleaning out the mechan...
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