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The Planting Process

October 07, 2021 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 before adding the fish. However,...

pH, nitrate, nitrite test kits in fishless cycling

Fishless Cycling

October 07, 2021 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. What is fishless cycling? Once you have set up your system and you are ready to start growing it’s important to make sure you...

Nutrient Deficient Tomatoes to show nutrient roles in plants

Nutrient Roles in Plants

October 07, 2021 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 micronutrients. The difference between...

Plants showing a common plant deficiency

Common Plant Deficiencies

October 07, 2021 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 is crucial in an...

Water returning to the fish tank

Mineralization Explained

October 07, 2021 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 that we can utilize...

People in a classroom setting learning about the Chemistry Behind Aquaponics

The Chemistry Behind Aquaponics

October 07, 2021 No, sadly it’s not magic that provides you with the tastiest produce and a happy aquaponic system, it’s chemistry…But, don’t let that scare you off because the chemistry behind aquaponics is fairly straightforward. Let’s walk you through the chemistry behind aquaponics to give you a better understanding of how natural processes, created...

Lifecycle of a plant showing two hands holding seeds

The Life Cycle of a Plant

October 07, 2021 Let’s take it back to the basics, because at the end of the day you are first and foremost, a farmer. So, you must understand the life cycle of a plant to ensure your success in harvesting a good crop from your aquaponics system. The Seed This is where it all begins, the seed...

Koi in a fish tank

The Life Cycle of Fish

October 07, 2021 We thought we would walk you through the life cycle of a fish. Just to make sure you understand a bit more about these little creatures and the different stages they grow through before you get to harvest them as fully grown adults. Fish Eggs In the fish world, you get mouthbrooders and egg-layers....

Algae

Algae in Aquaponics and How to Manage it

October 07, 2021 Algae is the number one nuisance for any aquaponics farmer. If left unmanaged, algae can become problematic. Algae can cover the roots of your plants which will restrict them from obtaining the right amounts of nutrients. Algae also causes pH swings and decreases the dissolved oxygen levels in your tank which can...

Spring Onion

How does pH affect nutrient absorption in plants?

October 07, 2021 We are constantly going on and on about maintaining the correct pH and stressing the importance of testing the pH of your system daily. But what happens to your plants if your pH is not in range? How does pH affect nutrient absorption in plants? Let’s take a look at the simplified...