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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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Hello from Michigan

WELCOME WAGON Yesterday, 09:06 PM
Fran here. Retired chiropractor with a passion for life and freedom, including food freedom. Even before friends asked me to get involved in their aquaponics business here in MI I was all excited about beginning on this venture. Have just set up my system in my basement with 8 sq foot each - medi...
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FAO: anyone who sells their crops or products

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 29 Jun 2015
Hey everyone, I'm currently completing my masters in Environmental Management and my dissertation topic is on aquaponics and sustainable food production. I've got a short survey for those of you who run commercial farms or just sell your excess crops locally; I'd really appreciate it if you could...
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Water

AQUAPONICS IDEAS 27 Jun 2015
Hi,   Water is central to what we do…..particularly since we're largely made up of the stuff.   It's also no secret that (like fossil fuels), water is increasingly in short supply.    In fact, peak water is upon us.   Here's a list of places that are short of water - plac...
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Crazy SOB!

LOUNGE AREA 27 Jun 2015
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Is it worth it?

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 27 Jun 2015
My large outside system with an airlift has to be dismantled and stored for the winter every year, which is a royal pain in the arse. Add to that I keep changing things which causes me even more grief. Anyway I think I'm going back to just fish after this year. Seems to me a traditional garden t...
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Wicking Bed/Sub-Irrigated Planter resources, ideas &...

NON-AQUAPONIC GROWING SYSTEMS 25 Jun 2015
Ravnis kindly suggested I look at wicking beds when I mentioned in another post that I live in a water-scarce area and am looking to implement integrated designs for increasing productivity on my suburban lot. I thought it might be nice to compile the variety of sources I come up with and open th...
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No more membrane diffusers for me

EQUIPMENT 25 Jun 2015
I'm going to phase back into stone diffusers. I've had nothing but trouble with them over the years. Problems I've had with them: 1.) They start blowing large bubbles for no apparent reason If that is due to blocked pores 2.) They are impossible to disassemble and clean both sides of the membra...
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Toxicity time for new epoxy

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 24 Jun 2015
I am working on a new system, for my living room, it has a large sump, of 3/4" Marine Ply with epoxied seams. The ply has screws to hold the box together then the inside ply is coated with a 2 stage epoxy.  Its my first time using this product, it mixes and goes on as other epoxies, and cure...
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