Common Problems with Aquaponics Systems: Diseases and Deficiencies

Common Problems with Aquaponics Systems

This post will help you with some common troubleshooting problems, which you might encounter during your aquaponic gardening journey. Please use this post as a guide to solving some common problems. Plant health: Help, my plants are sick! Plants in an aquaponic system are less likely to suffer from diseases and deficiencies than plants in … Read more

Aquaponics Plants: What Are the Best Plants for Aquaponics Fish Tank

Optimizing Your Aquaponic System

This post will give you some tips for the optimization of your aquaponic system. We will take a brief look at the plant choices per system, propagating plants, plant diversity, fish polycultures, supplementing fish feed, as well as precautionary additions for your aquaponic system. Top Plants for Aquaponics Fish Tank One way to optimize your … Read more

Aquaponics Monitoring System: Test Kit and pH

Aquaponics System Monitoring and Maintenance

Although a well-run aquaponics system may require little actual maintenance, daily monitoring is essential. Fish and bacteria colonies are very fragile; small fluctuations in pH or even temperature can cause the destruction of the system within hours. Changes occur quickly, and plumbing malfunction can be disastrous, so the more often you can pass an eye … Read more

Types of Fish for Aquaponics: Tilapia, Catfish and Tank Requirements

Finding the Best Fish and Plants for Aquaponics System

A wide range of freshwater fish species like Tilapia, catfish, and trout are suitable for aquaponic use. The variety of fish that you choose will depend on the size of your system as well as environmental conditions, maximum and minimum temperatures being of particular importance. Additionally, many countries have strict regulations about which breeds of … Read more

Nitrifying Bacteria for Aquaponics: How to Grow Bacteria?

Aquaponics and Bacteria - Essential Tiny Creatures

Aquaponics relies heavily on the work of nitrifying bacteria in order to prevent fish waste from reaching toxic levels. Bacteria, therefore, forms a vital link between the components of the aquaponic ecosystem, making it possible for plants to effectively filter water in the system. There are three main groups of bacteria which are necessary for … Read more

Aquaponics Water Parameters: pH Levels and Water Testing

Aquaponics System Essential Elements: Things to Know Before You Start

While every system is different, and different plants and fish will have individual water requirements, there are many concerns that are common to all aquaponic set-ups. This post gives an overview of the things that you need to know about water quality before you begin to build your aquaponics system. Water Parameters Water is the … Read more

Aquaponics Fish Tank Design: Basic Plans, Growing Conditions & Media

Designing Your Aquaponics System

There are many different types of aquaponic systems – this post covers just a few – and the system chosen will depend on your needs as well as the resources which you have available. There are many pre-fabricated units available for purchase, but it is also possible to construct your own. It all depends on … Read more

How Aquaponics Works: The Symbiosis Between Fish, Plant & Bacteria

How Aquaponics Works: the Symbiosis Between Fish, Plant & Bacteria

It is important even for the hobby aquaponic gardener to have a good understanding of the basic biological processes which form the bonds between the components of an aquaponics system. Without these processes taking place in due course, the system will not work. But when the system is working, it has the potential to provide … Read more

Hydroponic vs. Aquaponic Gardens: The Differences, and Which Is Better?

How Aquaponics Works: the Symbiosis Between Fish, Plant & Bacteria

At its most basic, aquaponics is nothing more than a plant grown in symbiosis (a mutually-beneficial relationship) with fish or other aquatic creatures. If you have weeds or plants in your aquarium, you are practicing aquaponics. An aquaponics system is closed-system permaculture with three components: Fish Plants Bacteria These three components live side-by-side and work … Read more

Build Aquaponics Fish Tank System

How Aquaponics Works: the Symbiosis Between Fish, Plant & Bacteria

In this post, I want to talk about something called aquaponics which is a way that you can eliminate the need to change the water or clean the gravel in your fish tank. The biggest barrier that a lot of people run into when they say they want a fish tank is the amount of … Read more