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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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Hardy crustaceans?

FISH AND CRUSTACEANS Today, 01:36 PM
Looking to introduce some form of Crustacean into my IBC type Aquaponics unit. Ideally something that would feed on dead plant matter and sort of clean things up a bit. I have two tanks a small one and a large one. The water is only about 1.5 feet deep in this smaller tank where they would be liv...
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Descrepency between PHEP 98127 meter and API color test f...

EQUIPMENT Today, 08:39 AM
Even with repeated calibration my ph meter is reading 6.4 to 6.5 while the API color test is showing more like 7.0.  Anyone else have these issues?  Could the electrode by going bad? I can't imagine the API color test can be that far off. It's well within the expiration date. To be trut...
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When is it appropriate to remove posts?

FORUM RULES AND GUIDELINES Today, 08:14 AM
Hi,      Thought I'd open this up to the community. When do you think it's appropriate for moderators to hide/delete other users posts? This is something that is going on with concerning regularity on this board without the members knowledge.
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Haiti aquaponic project

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION Today, 05:08 AM
Hello all.    I have a little project in the works (mostly in my head) for an orphanage in Haiti.  We are hoping to get it going this winter, maybe Februaryish.   I am hoping to use as many local materials as possible with the idea that the system could be replicated by local...
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What kind of netting for solids removal

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 30 Jul 2014
I was considering using an existing large-particle pump-protection filter that I have as a solids removal / nitrogen removal filter.     I had been thinking of going with Nelson-Pade's idea of using netting as a media for anaerobic bacteria to live on.  You would remove the solids...
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Vermiculture worms for Aquaponics....

OTHER MICRO-LIVESTOCK 30 Jul 2014
I hope this is the right place to post this but I was wondering if anyone had advice on the types of worms to use. I plan to use the worms to feed the BG in my Aquaponic unit. I'm also looking for a bin as well, are these worth buying? Or should I just make my own? Any recommendations? ​ ​Thanks...
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This really irks me!

LOUNGE AREA 30 Jul 2014
I was on a major cable news network website the other day and out curiosity clicked on a side bar that was titled "The foods you shouldn't eat that cause cancer, " or something to that effect. And guess what? Farm raised fish were on the list! They went on with the usual diatribe on net pen salmo...
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Hello fellow Aqua-junkies...

WELCOME WAGON 29 Jul 2014
Hey guys, ​ ​Glad to join the forum and find so many helpful people! I live in Zone 6b in the US. As of right now I consider myself a Hydroponics whizz and Aquaponics noob. Some of my other interests include Anarchism, Actvism, Music, Worker Managed Workplaces, Community Building and Intentional...
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