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

Different Grow Methods of an Aquaponic System

October 07, 2021 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. Ebb & Flow (Flood & Drain) In this grow bed, the plants are planted...

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...

Aeration bubbles in the fish tank of an aquaponics system

Aeration in Aquaponics

October 07, 2021 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 both you and your...

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...