System Management

On the ground – US Virgin Islands

A senior manager at Ichthys Aquaponics has been in the US Virgin Islands for the past few months to assist a client in getting the farm up in production. He has shared some of the key highlights...As with any commercial farming operation, it is vital...
Somone testing the pH of an aquaponics system

What is the ideal pH for my aquaponics system?

October 07, 2021 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...
A thermometer to measure the temperature of an aquaponics system

Water Temperature in Aquaponics

October 07, 2021 In life and, more importantly, in aquaponics everything is about balance. As an aquaponic farmer, you will constantly feel like you’re walking on a tightrope while holding multiple porcelain plates. Each plate representing an important parameter that needs to constantly be monitored in...
Fish in a fish tank before fish feed

What do I feed my fish in an Aquaponics System?

October 07, 2021 As any fellow fish farmer would tell you, the aim of the game is to grow your fish as quickly and efficiently as possible. In other words, you want to maintain your uniformity of growth without degrading the quality of your water. Well,...
Diseased Plants

Plant pests and disease management in an aquaponics system

October 07, 2021 One of the biggest headaches you’ll get as an aquaponics farmer is a constant struggle with pests and disease in your plants. Some are just unavoidable but others can be prevented and managed to ensure that your crop loss is little to none....
Man holding a fish

Common Fish Diseases in Aquaponics and Treatments

October 07, 2021 Unfortunately, you cannot avoid the inevitability of coming across a common fish parasite or a disease. Because even if you follow all the steps when caring for your fish there will come a time where you will be reaching for a helping hand...
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The Nitrogen Cycle in Aquaponics

October 07, 2021 Nitrogen is super important for plant growth and therefore the health of your system depends strongly on the efficiency of the bacteria in your system. These bacteria help carry out the nitrogen cycle in aquaponics. Let’s walk through the steps of the cycle...
Seeds played out in the shape of iron element

Iron in Aquaponics

October 07, 2021 Should you be supplementing your system with iron? If so, how often? Or how much iron? Why is it so important anyway? We understand you may have a few questions regarding iron in aquaponics and we thought it would be a good idea...
Aquaponically Grown Vegetables on a chopping board to show Brix Levels

Brix Explained

October 07, 2021 Let’s chat about the quality of your produce! It’s no secret that the produce produced in an aquaponics system is next level in terms of taste. However, you might want to get a better understanding of Brix and how it affects your plants....
Farmer inspecting a plant from his hydroponic component of his Aquaponics System

Aquaponics: A Daily Checklist

October 07, 2021 From planting to monitoring and even harvesting, we understand that running a fully functional aquaponics farm can be quite overwhelming. We find that the best way to keep everything running smoothly is to have a daily checklist. This way all that juggling becomes...

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