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Hydroponics Xpress Aquaponics

I had a fantastic opportunity to visit Hydroponics Xpress Aquaponics a few weeks back while on another system install in Western Australia. Since their exciting adventure into aquaponics several years ago, they are also known as Aquaponics WA. What a …

Fish to Feed Calculations

Sometimes we want to work backward from the plant side of an integrated aquaponic system, where we have determined the amount of feed we need per day to support the plant growth. One of our members requested information on how …

Aquaponic Media Bed – 7 Tips to Prevent Disaster

The nitrogen cycle is often referenced when starting up an aquaponic system where bacteria convert fish metabolic wastes (ammonia) to plant food (nitrate).  Is it really a cycle where the nitrogen is recirculated with in the engineered eco system we …

Nitrogen Budget in Integrated Aquaculture

When giving thought to designing your integrated agri-aquaculture farm it helps to think of your inputs like money and break up your nutrient into a budget.  This will help you define and refine your inputs and output predictions.  As Nitrogen …

Commercial Trial Integrated Aquaculture “Aquaponics”

Mr Tony Bart, an Aquaculture Lecturer with Challenger Institute of Technology, together with Bruce Ginbey, the Production Manager at the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research and Peter Graham, a horticultural Lecturer have built and operated a successful commercial trial …

Balancing Water Use in Integrated Aquaculture

To many, aquaponics may look like it uses less water.  The reality is, this method of farming can be best described as growing more crop with the same drop.  In most cases this can be represented as 20% to 25% …

Worm Tea Extract and Aquaponic Water

Worms do a fantastic job of keeping our garden soils rich and loose.  They also provide a very good nutrient source in the form of worm tea extract.  With that in mind, many use worms in their growbeds in backyard …

Hybrid Aquaponics – Right or Wrong

Over the last few years I have watched “hybrid” aquaponic designs attempt to take a foot hold in commercial aquaponics.  However, all of the application to date have been hobby operations.  A hybrid, for want of a better description, is …

Decoupled Evolution of Aquaponics – New Iteration

Everyone had the wonderful opportunity to follow my work in the UAE on facebook, which I will write more about later.  On my return to the real world, I wrote a description of how that system was put together in …

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