Author - Temeca

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Warm & Cold Germination

October 06, 2021 Let’s talk about germination. As a farmer or gardening hobbyist, there’s something very satisfying about seeing your seedling trays starting to sprout. If you are an aquaponics farmer who has decided to germinate their own seeds then this blog post is to help walk you through the process.

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Stocking Density in Aquaponics

October 06, 2021 So, let’s say you’ve set up your system, done your research, decided on your type of fish and you’re now ready to stock your system. However, you’ve reached the puzzling question regarding the number of fish to stock. What can your system handle? Does it depend on the type of fish? Don’t worry...

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Trellising and Pruning

October 10, 2021 You’ve probably heard people say that gardening can be so therapeutic right? Well, we agree! There’s definitely a sense of peace when tending to your plants and observing their growth in your aquaponic system. A big part of caring for your plants involves the trellising and pruning process. The correct trellising and pruning of...

Grow Media in a Media Bed In an Aquaponics System with some green plants in the background.

Media Beds in Aquaponics

October 06, 2021 When it comes to the hydroponic component of your system, media beds are probably the most commonly used in an aquaponics setup. And rightfully so, as the media beds are considered to be the most diverse grow method. In this blog post, we will walk you through the functioning, ratios and components of...

Hydroponics vs Aquaponics

Updated: February 24, 2022 We know them both, we love them both but how do they fair side by side? In our previous blogs, we have explained how hydroponics is one of the main backbones of aquaponics. However, hydroponics can still be a fully functioning system on its own. Which method is better suited to your needs?...

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How does aquaponics work?

August 26, 2021 So, you know what Aquaponics is but how does is the water cleaned? How do the plants grow without soil? How DOES aquaponics work? We understand you might have a lot of questions so we’ve decided to break it down into bite-sized pieces. The Aquaponics process is a marriage between a Recirculating Aquaculture System...

Man holding a lettuce seedling for an aquaponics system

Where do the Plants get their Nutrients?

August 26, 2021 It’s common knowledge that a plant's basic necessities are water, oxygen, sunlight and a good fertilizer. But what happens when we are talking about a soil-less aquaponic system? How does the plant get the required nutrients to survive? Let’s take a closer look at how the plants get their nutrients in aquaponics. When you...

Aquaponics Tunnel with a farmer working on the farm.

What is Aquaponics?

February 04, 2021 Sustainability seems to be on the minds of many in recent years and rightfully so. We find ourselves dominating a planet with a lifestyle that is depleting the very resources that we rely on. Therefore, we should be looking for a more sustainable way to survive and thrive on our singular planet. Aquaponics...