Water quality is extremely important in aquaponics. Water quality maintenance is the main chore in aquaponics systems apart from propagation, harvesting and fish care.
Water quality in aquaponics involves careful daily water testing for pH, ammonia, KH, nitrite, nitrate, and oxygen [...]
An interesting reserve crop for aquaponics, which rapidly fills in for missing plants in plant positions in your grow beds or floating raft system, is the edible morning glory or “water spinach”. This is a very popular food in the [...]
You probably have heard that if you use chlorinated tapwater in your aquaponic system you risk killing all your fish. That’s true, but there are other creatures you will also certainly kill. You can’t see them, but they are there, [...]
Aquaponics differs in many ways from conventional agriculture and other kinds of factory farming.
I have made a chart of the differences between aquaponics and conventional agriculture:
Aquaponics is really green, and can be certified organic if the correct design and methods [...]
Fish do not breathe water. Fish breathe oxygen dissolved in water. They need that oxygen constantly, day and night.
If you turn off the regenerating air blower that pumps air through the air lines in your aquaponic system, you will lose [...]
I keep being asked, “How many fish can you grow in an aquaponic system?” The answer depends on how much space you have to grow fish and vegetables.
The number of fish you can grow in an aquaponic system is limited [...]
Ornamental green walls on buildings have got quite a bit of attention recently. I was trying to get into the Queen’s Jubilee parade recently in London when I came across one of them on Park Lane, near Marble Arch.
Of course, [...]
By getting together with other members of your local community to exploit unused spaces such as back lots and rooftops, along with waste heat and water from buildings and also food waste from restaurants and institutions, you can build integrated [...]
To any ambitious biology or business teacher, a small commercial aquaponic farm is a priceless gift. In any large flat roofed school building, you can have one on the roof and the students can run it as part of their [...]
Aquaponics, correctly constructed and managed, is an essential part of sustainable development. Aquaponics is intensive fish farming in tanks married to hydroponics in tanks. The reason that this has to be in tanks, not ponds, is that the tanks and [...]