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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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Designing new setup. Need advice for Cold Climates

FISH AND CRUSTACEANS Yesterday, 06:24 PM
We're moving from Texas to Grass Lake Michigan. I'm planning for a self-contained Aquaponics greenhouse. The greenhouse will be a heavily insulated Cedar 8x12. (see link)   http://cedarbuilt.ho...eenspecial.html   According to weather history, we can expect an average low of 16F and an...
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potato holiday

HUNTING AND GATHERING Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Hi After it became mandatory for all children in Norway to attend 7 years of elementary school from 1937 they were naturally unable to help out at the farm as much as before. Many farmers needed extra help in October, when the harvesting season for potatoes, the most common staple food, started....
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Finquel, Tricaine S (MS222) no longer in Ebay

AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS 30 Sep 2014
Anybody know why?   I need to order some to euthanize my trophy trout that are sold to taxidermists. Liked using Paypal to order things. Hate credit card companies.
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Flat bar for Hoop house?

GREENHOUSES AND COLD FRAMES 28 Sep 2014
Hello,  Long time lurker, first time poster.    I am currently in the planning phases of my hoop house for my aquaponic setup. It will be 12' x 20' and I am thinking about making it out of 1/4" x 1" x 20' hot rolled steel flat bar.  I saw it suggested on another site as a subs...
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Hello from Florida

WELCOME WAGON 28 Sep 2014
Hello! I've been around the industry for a while, just figured it was time I sign up here and say hi to some old friends. Hope everyone is well
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Roe deer season

HUNTING AND GATHERING 25 Sep 2014
Hi Roe deer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_deer ) hunting season starts here 25. sept My kids usualy come home from uni to partcipate in deer/moose hunting (tradition) This year my youngest son came along for the hunt      He was posting with his brother, and guess what...
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Concept for chift-pist - somebody stop me before I hurt m...

AQUAPONICS IDEAS 24 Sep 2014
I have read published research that recommends two important goals of a bya system: the water in the fish tank needs to be cycled/replaced every half hour, and the nitrifying bacteria in the growing media need a little over half an hour to most efficiently process the fish effluents. Common s...
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Hello from Arkansas, USA

WELCOME WAGON 24 Sep 2014
Hello all!    James B, just outside Searcy, Arkansas, and a newbie to this forum. I'm liking what I'm seeing!    I've been fiddling with backyard aquaponics, off and on, since the days of Tom Sperano. Had a pretty standard ibc tote chift-pist system running last year, but took...
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