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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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British PM announces tough new anti-terror measures

LOUNGE AREA Today, 11:49 AM
Well our friends across the pond get it. We are at war, or we should be, with ISIS. They have certainly declared war on us. I don't understand what Obama is doing. He seems lost and admitted he does not even have a strategy for dealing with the spread of this very dangerous force. There is a...
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Aerobic vs anaerobic digestion

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 30 Aug 2014
Can anyone pass along some info or links for the chemistry involved in aerobic and anaerobic digestion of removed solids. I know at the core, aerobic digestion and compost tea brewing are quite similar, the main difference being how hot the starting innoculant is. I've also read that anaerobic b...
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snails federal investigation

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 29 Aug 2014
Sam and a few others have mentioned raising snails .,I heard a sound bite yesterday about postal and other shippers finding banned snail shipments and the fed has traced them from here in Georgia ,USA . just caught the tail end of it  this species is supposed to get as big as your fist and v...
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How much water to plants? how often and how long?

AQUAPONICS IDEAS 29 Aug 2014
I watched several videos last night and these people had some impressive systems that were way over engineered for my taste.  They had automatic systems for watering and then floats for draining at the right time etc, a whole lot of money and time involved.   My guess is that I could do...
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Does no one use Koi in there process?..Honestly that was...

FISH AND CRUSTACEANS 29 Aug 2014
I have been reading on the fish and what not people are using in there systems, and was specifically wanting to read about Koi, but I am noticing no posts on Koi..... is there any reason why?...   I am helping a lady build a large rock stream and pond and she has a small pond in her backyard...
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Halo from Idaho

WELCOME WAGON 29 Aug 2014
I have heard people mention aquaponics before, but I never really looked into it until here recently.  I am helping a friend design and build a large rock stream and pond and ran across a number of aquaponics setups in the process.    I have a farm with five ponds on it, one mid si...
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FUTURE FISH FARM AQUASPHERE

AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS 29 Aug 2014
Hi I love the direction fishfarming in the sea are moving arround here. Hard to argue about polution unsustainable..... when looking at all the new inovative equipment used and also FCR ratios ........... Enjoy here :   http://tekmar.no/tem...EF 2 report.pdf   cheers
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Certified/qualified Aquaponics Teacher?????

COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS 28 Aug 2014
Ok, there is no certification or qualification process yet.  But what would it take to be a qualified aquaponics teacher to hold classes and teach the masses either backyard or commercial?   I know that a few of you are more than qualified to teach but do not have the time or inclinatio...
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