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Lettuce Plant in a deep water culture setup in an Aquaponics System

Different Grow Methods of an Aquaponic System

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619158115044{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] When it comes to designing your setup, there are a few options to choose from for the hydroponic component. Let’s talk about the different grow methods of an aquaponic system, so you know exactly what you’ll be getting yourself into. [/vc_column_text]Ebb & Flow (Flood & Drain)[vc_column_text] In this grow bed,...

Hand holding a plant that is grown in an aquaponics system

What can you Grow in an Aquaponic System?

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619626861933{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] So, you’re itching to start your aquaponic journey but you’re still not 100% sure about what you can grow in an aquaponic system. Don’t worry we’ve got your back, with many years of experience, trials and errors we have compiled a list of plants that work best in...

Seedlings in multiple pots of soil at the beginning of the planting process

The Planting Process

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/iSQfGmaw1mI"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1633606810437{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Right, so you have set up a beautiful system and you are ready for some plants. There are a few things to remember when adding plants to your aquaponic system. If you are breaking in a new system then you will first have to cycle your system...

Hands holding leca balls as growth media for an aquaponics system

Different Types of Grow Media

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619721296575{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] If you are including a media grow bed in your system, then you will inevitably reach a point where you will have to choose between the different types of grow media. So, let’s take a look at the different options available to get you up and running as...

pH, nitrate, nitrite test kits in fishless cycling

Fishless Cycling

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619781847908{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] What is it? How does it work? Why should you consider fishless cycling? Let’s look at this popular practice that most farmers use when setting up a new aquaponic system. [/vc_column_text]What is fishless cycling?[vc_column_text] Once you have set up your system and you are ready to start growing it’s important...

Aeration bubbles in the fish tank of an aquaponics system

Aeration in Aquaponics

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1620038551137{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Something that we need to remember as Aquaponic Farmers is that our set-up is a living, breathing ecosystem that requires adequate levels of oxygen available at all times. Fish and plants require oxygen to survive and today we will walk you through our aeration system setup to help...

Nutrient Deficient Tomatoes to show nutrient roles in plants

Nutrient Roles in Plants

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619800732400{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] So you’re constantly dosing your system with extra nutrients and hoping they will help your plants thrive. But in order to manage and maintain the full spectrum of nutrients required in aquaponics, it is important to understand nutrient roles in plants. Firstly, let’s unpack the nutrients into macronutrients and...

Plants showing a common plant deficiency

Common Plant Deficiencies

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1633605467224{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] As much as we wish everything was all smooth sailing as an aquaponics farmer, we unfortunately still come across our daily struggles. Like in any farming practice, it’s important to always check your plants for nutrient deficiencies. All our recommended treatments for plant deficiencies are 100% safe remedies. This...

Water returning to the fish tank

Mineralization Explained

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1619724269192{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] We are constantly going on about how an aquaponics system is sustainable and operates under minimal water consumption. However, what if we could optimize the system to become a zero-waste system? We understand that solid waste has to be removed from the system. But is there a way...

Somone testing the pH of an aquaponics system

What is the ideal pH for my aquaponics system?

[vc_row full_width="stretch_row"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1620059795407{margin-top: -20px !important;}"] October 07, 2021 [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Like all good things in life, it’s important to maintain balance in your system. One of the key factors to this balance is the pH. pH is the measure of how alkaline or acidic the water is and your fish and plants depend on this balance for survival. The...