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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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Program to draw out system?

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION Today, 12:00 PM
I may have already posted this a year or two ago but was wondering what one would recommend for drawing out an aquaculture/aquaponics system in computer format.  I'm hoping there is something free out there. LOL   I want to share my systems with folks and drawing them out on paper isn't...
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Pump sizing and piping sizing ........how to choose and c...

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION Yesterday, 02:09 AM
If I use an IBC tote as my FT and 2 IBC top totes as grow beds (4x4)12"deep and a raft 3'6"x8', 2 barrels as filtration, ....... How and what do I do to calculate required flow rate to determine correct size of pump to buy and also recommended sizes of piping........is there an actual formula? O...
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Tell me about water testing in filters......

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION Yesterday, 12:51 AM
Ok, so my fish tank will flow into my RFF then flow into my bio filter which I will aerate and try to convert my ammonium to nitrites and my nitrites to nitrates.....anaerobic or aerobic.??? All these words I'm learning...... What types of test kits do you use and how do I confirm that my filtra...
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Cheap and Easy Solar Heater

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY 27 Feb 2015
Here's a cheap Solar Heater we made that works really well, and you can put together in a weekend.  It runs a small fan for circulation, not totally necessary, but greatly improves performance: http://www.instructa...y-Solar-Heater/ And here's the Spanish version, if you need it: http://www....
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What is economic growth?

LOUNGE AREA 27 Feb 2015
There was this guy, his name was Marion King Hubbert a geophysicist who worked for the shell oil company in the 50's. Most people know the thing he is most famous for, that is the term "peak oil". He was also a brilliant mathematician, I first read his work on non market economics in the early 19...
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System drawing for review and comments

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 26 Feb 2015
Please comment with any and all advice. I need to make as few mistakes as possible in order to save money from expensive errors. Your experience is welcomed...thanks in advance
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Moving Bed Media and Surface Area Courtesy Brian Cotton

USEFUL INFORMATION 25 Feb 2015
Looks like our site sponser Allied Aqua's (AA in picture) is the most reasonable in price and has the highest surface area.  And it takes less air to move it. I was using a 60 lpm linear air pump to power my mmbr and 9 inch membrane diffuser in the middle of my circular tanks. That was with...
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nice equipment in NSW

EQUIPMENT 25 Feb 2015
Hi found this here: http://nswaqua.com.a...uaculture-news/ cut/paste One of Australia‚Äôs premium aquaculture farms is selling excess equipment as part of a farm upgrade. Spare tanks, pumps and filters, etc., are all for sale at the right price. Save thousands on this equipment clearance sale....
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