Aquaponic Farming

 Jul, 07 - 2018   no comments   Education

Aquaponics is a new way of approaching farming. Unlike traditional agriculture where you needed plants to grow vegetables, with aquaponics you need water and fish in order to have healthy food on your table each and every day.

Planting seeds in your aquaponic garden is much easier than putting them in the ground. You just have to put them on a netting pot and … this is it! Then you just have to wait for them to start vegetating and grow. However, there is one little aspect you must know before placing the […]

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Setting up an aquaponic system, although quite an easy task, requires some basic knowledge of aquaponics. If you have decided to install such a system in your house, then you probably know what this is and how it could help you. However, there may still be things which can interest or help you. Below you will find […]

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Aquaponics is a specific form of hydroponics. Hydroponic grow systems can be very tricky if you are new.  Even some advanced gardeners will have problems now and then.  Trying to replicate an outdoor environment for your plants to thrive in hydroponic grow systems is not difficult if you do it right from the very beginning.

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Bass for Aquaponics

 May, 27 - 2018   no comments   Education

Bass are a great choice for your Aquaponics system. Bass are a very hardy fish, tolerant of low water temperatures and are also nice to eat! They are omnivores and will eat worms, insects, larvae as well as high protein pellets. Bass prefer food that stays on the surface or sinks slowly as they do […]

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WHAT IS A HOSPITAL TANK? I don’t like the word quarantine. For this reason I am going to refer to the tank used to treat sick fish away from your main system as a hospital tank.  It is important to have a hospital tank to use in tandem with your aquaponics system.

The combination of aquaculture and hydroponics results in fish water being passed through the plant bedding material. This makes aquaponics a ‘closed system’ and one where water will not be wasted. In traditional aquaculture and hydroponics systems water is constantly replaced.  This practice is ultimately unsustainable.  In a world of growing water shortages, water wastage […]

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Hydroponics is an innovative technique of cultivation and hydroponic gardening has modified itself quickly to many conditions, from outdoor field culture and indoor greenhouses to highly specific culture in atomic submarines and space stations to produce fresh crops for people. The improved control over growing environment in hydroponic gardening makes it easier to give the […]

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What is Aquaponics?

 Feb, 22 - 2018   no comments   Education

Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants on water while Aquaculture is the raising aquatic animals such as fish in tanks. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some disadvantages. Removal of excess nutrients in aquaculture is done on a daily basis hence leading to wastage of water. On the […]

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Aquaponics Information

 Feb, 15 - 2018   no comments   Education

Aquaculture (growing fish) + Hydroponics  (growing plants) = Aquaponics Aquaponics is a system of fish in tanks, whose waste water is pumped to vegetables in grow beds filled with gravel. The roots take up the nitrates and grow like crazy. The water returns to the tank, filtered clean. The organic vegetables and fish provide a complete […]

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