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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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newbie here

Hi everyone,   Thanks for accepting me. I've mostly been reading on this forum the past couple of weeks and thought of starting my own AP system. I need your help as my space is very limited and would like to maximise growing space. I've made a rough design of the system I want but not reall...
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Filtering out Suspended Solids

What do we consider a good size micron filter to filter out just the right amount of fines? 70micron 100 micron? Any suggestions? (for DWC)
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Special Thanks to Allied Aqua and Kellen Weissebach!

Just harvested ~200 blue tilapia I got from Allied Aqua (that I think are raised at Kellen's White Brook Farm?) Anyway got them overnight back in May at about an inch long. High quality consistent size fish from the get go and never had any health issues. I raised them outside in my dwc aquaponi...
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Pricing home made food

LOUNGE AREA 19 Sep 2014
Chatting to a friend the other day bout "the ol days" when we both processed our own farm animals into meat for our extended families, friends and to swap with others and this Question came up.   What would that be worth to buy replacement value in today's money?   It had us both a bit...
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Bonjour from the Great White North

I 'm real glad ot have stumbled onto your site.   I'm totally new to the environment and look forward to all the available information.  I've been reading on the subject for a few months now and I'm edging to get started.   My biggest concern is that since I live in an area of the...
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Scotland referendum

LOUNGE AREA 18 Sep 2014
Hi all Extremly exciting referendum today on Scotland dep from the UK The pools says 50/50 yes/no so no one can predict the outcome. If it's a yes it will be exciting to see how the new independent state will form (EU,NATO,curency......), and how it will boost other separatist movements across Eu...
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GrowStone experiment problems.

EQUIPMENT 17 Sep 2014
Giving me the benefit of the doubt that I haven't misread anything, has anyone seen a new system behave like this?   Reading the MSDS, I believe there's at worst 1.2 KG of calcium carbonate in the GrowStone's and I cannot fathom how long its going to take to convert that into some other prod...
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Aquaponic Goji Berries?

​Yesterday I got my Goji cutting in the mail. I was thinking about plugging it into my Aquaponic unit but I wanted to check to see if anyone else had tried this before and how well it worked for them. A quick search of the internet hasn't really turned up much of anything. Thoughts? 
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