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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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Are vinyl fence post covers potable water safe??

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Does anyone know if vinyl fence post covers are potable water safe? I see so many people use them but no information is available that I can find.   Thanks.
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What Species Do I Have Here?

FISH AND CRUSTACEANS 19 Oct 2014
I netted this guy in a local lake and I am not quite sure what I have here. Some say it is a Nile perch, but I think not.
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I'm an idiot!

LOUNGE AREA 18 Oct 2014
I've lost two large brook trout in the last week to swim bladder issues (swim sideways, head down and up etc.), and probably up to a dozen over the course of a year. The recent two were huge from just under 5 lbs. and to 21 inches. They would have been absolute monsters if the had grown another y...
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Sustainable Treatment of Aquaculture Effluents—What Can W...

USEFUL INFORMATION 18 Oct 2014
Nice review/read on AQ here http://www.google.no....77648437,d.bGQ Sustainable Treatment of Aquaculture Effluents—What Can We Learn from the Past for the Future?   enjoy
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Trickle tower nitrate removal?

EQUIPMENT 18 Oct 2014
Reading on some koi forums there seems to be a debate as to whether trickle towers can "off gas" nitrates as well as ammonia and nitrites.  Some folks claim that their nitrates were reduced when they introduced a trickle tower.  This doesn't make sense to me based on my knowledge of the...
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After 4 years

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 17 Oct 2014
I've shut down my A/P systems for the season and have done a financial review of the last 4 years of aquaponics trial and error. In short, it's been a rather expensive experiment, mostly due to my own ineptitude.   I've learned that as long as I stick to ornamental fish like goldfish and use...
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Coming Soon: Quail Experiment

JAPANESE QUAIL - MEAT AND EGGS 17 Oct 2014
The Mrs has granted her seal of approval for me to try raising some quail for meat. I'm only going to start with a handful to see how quickly they really grow and whether or not we like the meat. Neither of us has ever eaten it.   The chicks are quite inexpensive and I have a several extra r...
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Home Aquaponics System with Setup/Management Questions

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 14 Oct 2014
I'm starting a small home system, and I was looking for some ideas/recommendations.  Here's how its setup so far:   200 Liter fish tank on bottom  4 small growbeds  on top - each bed contains 30 liters of leca pellets and fitted with bell siphons   ~1000L/hr water pump to...
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