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5 Reasons why Aquaponics Filtration Works

With aquaponics filtration, especially biofilters there are a few schools of thought and all are equally good for your plants and fish. To keep things simple, some will want to use a media grow bed in their aquaponics as their …

Biofiltration and Water Temperature

Water temperature plays a very important role in any aquatic system.  Temperature tells us many things about the activity in our aquaculture or integrated aquaculture set ups.  While the local climate tells us what fish we can grow and how …

Aquaponic Exchange Rates – Aquaculture

The principles behind aquaponic exchange rates, in dual loop systems are driven by the need to exchange water from the recirculating aquaculture system.  This water exchange is a water quality requirement for the safe and healthy production of the fish …

Fish Filters for Home

We spent a little time re-configuring our experimental fish farm here at home, took a few photos and whacked up a video of the fish filters for home and how we use only venturis to aerate this system.  It has …

DIY Radial Flow Filter

Many people have asked me how we built our “Radial Flow Filter” (below). While that diy filter is very effective in the 4000 litre system it does require some plastic welding, which most people do not have access to.  They …

Start Your Home Aquaponic System

What is th best home aquaponic system for a beginner?   Through out our site there is plenty of talk about filters (biological and solids) and heaps of examples on how to DIY these for yourself. Adding filtration does add  …

High Fish Stocking Density

Having high fish stocking density means having high risk in aquaculture and aquaponics. Even commercial producers avoid high fish stocking density where the risk outweighs the return. Certainly home producers are best to avoid it at all costs as it …

Nitrogen Cycle with Fish

It is not uncommon when you finally have your system built and ready to go, you are keen to drop your new fish in and get going.  The Nitrogen Cycle is one of the most stressful times for yourself and …

Balanced Aquaculture or Aquaponic System

What is a balanced aquaculture or aquaponic system and how many fish can you grow at home in a 1000 liter tank comes up often.  Most of the answers I have seen are based around commercial capacities, which are rarely …

School Aquaponics The Aquaculture

This post takes us back 5 years ago when we started building the school aquaponics system at Coombabah Primary School.  To set the scene, we had been asked to look at building “some type of garden” and shown a slab …

Commercial Aquaponics Plans – Pilot

A few years ago we were contracted to draw up a small commercial aquaponics plans to be used on a small farm to  one of our customers specifications.   This is a very low cost aquaponic system using some basic items …

Biofilter Aeration – How much do you need?

Following up on our previous discussion about Aeration, Air Diffusers and Air Stones let’s take a closer look at biofiltration Aeration.  Moving bed biofilters require substantial air.  The air is providing mixing of the biomedia and oxygen for the bacteria …

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