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Tag - hydroponics

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...

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

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,...

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. Let’s walk you through some of our methods for...

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...

The team standing next to a deep water culture aquaponic setup

Deep Water Cultures: Types and Designs

October 07, 2021 Deep Water Cultures or Raft Systems are considered as one of the most successful methods of growing juicy, leafy greens. Its low maintenance, fast-growth rate and scalability are just a few of the many benefits of this farming method. Therefore, it’s no wonder that this grow method is included in so many...

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...

farmer holding a lettuce plant from an aquaponics farm

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...

Hydroponics Masterclass (2 days)

It been a while in the making, and we are finally proud to launch our first purely Hydroponics Masterclass. Taking place at Ichthys Aquaponics we will spend two days mastering what it takes to do successful hydroponics. Whether you are an aquaponic or hydroponic farmer this course will help you become a better farmer! Your...