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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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WELCOME WAGON Today, 05:01 AM
Hello everyone,   My name is Carl, I live in Europe. I'm new to aquaponics and this forum I love aquaponics idea but this is totaly new field for me. But I've got my feet wet - IBC + floating raft!
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Multiple tanks for one system

EQUIPMENT Yesterday, 11:05 PM
I have 3 , 50gallon half barrels that I would like to combine for three different fish for my aquaponics system. How would I go about setting those up to run off of a single pump. Or would I need separate pumps? Would like to use catfish, tilapia and bass. Thanks for any ideas and any suggestions.
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Ways to find out if worms survived and thrive in media bed?

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION Yesterday, 03:38 PM
I transferred four red wiggler worms from my vermiculture system into my grow bed and unlike plants or fish, it's kind of unnerving that I have no way of knowing if they are still alive or have become food for my plants. Short of exploratory digging, anything I can do?
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Hello

WELCOME WAGON Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Hello everyone,   I am new to your forum and I want to say that I am excited to become a member of your association. Aquaponics is awesome and is the best thing since cotton candy!!! LOL,  But seriously sustainability is the way of the future and I am determined to help develop this won...
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Rain Man Strikes Again - Should Be Banned From Power Tools

HYDROPONIC SYSTEMS 22 Jul 2014
I am making a tiny experimental Flood And Drain table to see how the method works with my grow bags.  So simple, a moron should be able to do it. Parts: 1 five gallon bucket, 1 six inch deep tub, 1 small pump with three ft length of hose, 1 bubbler, 1 uniseal, 1 piece of pvc. That's pretty m...
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What's for dinner, Mom? Not that fish poop salad aga...

COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS 22 Jul 2014
At indubitable risk of ridicule, 'reputation' (alleged), and subjection to virtual-tsunamis of unrestrained laughter, offered for your viewing delight tonight:      iAVs pro forma US profit potentials.tiff   366.93KB   19 downloads     "Ninety percen...
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Mineral Content and Yield of Bush Bean, Cucumber and Toma...

USEFUL INFORMATION 21 Jul 2014
Mineral Content and Yield of Bush Bean, Cucumber and Tomato Cultivated in Sand and Irrigated with Recirculating Aquaculture Water M.R. McMurtry, P.V. Nelson, D.C. Sanders Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
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Having a heck of a time getting my PH down...

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 21 Jul 2014
this year to 6.8 to 7.0. I'm using muriatic acid and it just keeps bouncing back to about 7.6! Keep in mind this is deepwater culture system so there is no calcium based rock to cause this. The alkalinity of my source water is about 350 mg/l and my hardness is over 500 mg/l which of course is...
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