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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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common quail (Coturnix coturnix)

JAPANESE QUAIL - MEAT AND EGGS 23 Jun 2016
Hi My new ducks dissapered without no trace ? So time to try something new to me. I'm having a go with Coturnix coturnix https://en.wikipedia...ki/Common_quail Just loaded my incubater with 150 eggs so we'll see how this goes   exciting  
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Commercial sized Aquaponics farm for sale in Western NC F...

BUY SWAP or SELL 21 Jun 2016
We are selling our 3/2 home, 4.46 acres and commercial sized greenhouse with Aquaponics system in Columbus, NC. The Aquaponics system is mature and has been fully functioning for over three years. It has 1280sf of grow space, a 1500 gallon fish tank currently with approximately 105 catfish. We...
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Hello from Sacramento CA

WELCOME WAGON 19 Jun 2016
Hello, my name is Mikail. I live in Sacramento California area. I found out about aquaponics only last year which got me pumped up to go on the journey to build one. It took me a while to gather all the parts necessary to finally assemble the CHOP 3 system. I have only recently started to cycle t...
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Cucumbers into pickles

EDIBLE PLANTS 18 Jun 2016
Was wondering are there lids for pickel jars that can pickle cucumbers? Does pickling need to be air tight or are there easy non jarring methods?
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Informative video series on Black Soldier Flies

DIY ANIMAL PROTEIN 16 Jun 2016
Here is an informative video series on black soldier fly larvae:   (Part 1)   (Part 2)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98_r7ioRcu4 (Part 3)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNcBQr3brbI (Part 4)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1lZTno1cww (Part 5)   https://www...
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Fish Food Without Fish Oil

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 15 Jun 2016
A team at Dartmouth found that replacing fish oil with Schizochytrium in Tilapia feed actually improved the feed for the fish and increased certain healthy compounds in the fish.  Here is the abstract from the article published in PLOS ONE:   We conducted a 84-day nutritional feeding ex...
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Pisci-Vegeculture

GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSION 14 Jun 2016
So I've been thinking during the spare time I've ominously had at work lately, and I've come up with a new name for aquaponics:  Pisci-Vegeculture.  It comes from combining Pisciculture, which is raising fish, and Vegeculture, which is raising plants.  I know Aquaponics is supposed...
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Supplimental plant food

FAQ - AQUAPONICS 14 Jun 2016
What organic, bio secure plant food can i use without damaging the tilapia?
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