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Using Your Aquaponics System

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So lets assume at this point you have assembled your DIY aquaponics system or you have purchased one of the many excellent kits that are available these days and it is installed and ready to use. Lets have a look at the day to day running of your aquaponics set up starting from a brand new system. Getting Your New …

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My Aquaponics System

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My first aquaponics system was a joy to construct and has pretty much worked exactly as it should. There were few trials along the way and for the most part I really only had to make one alteration to my original design. It is a traditional flood and drain aquaponics system based on a 500 litre fish tank and 250 …

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Vegetables For Your Aquaponics System


Although we are going to focus on growing vegetables on this site nothing stops you from growing other types of plants as well. Most things grow well in a well tended aquaponics system but you should be careful that you don’t inadvertently try to grow something toxic to your fish. Our focus is on vegetables simply because the objective of …

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How Does An Aquaponics System Work?

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An aquaponics system is really quite simple. You have a fish tank and a growbed. The water from the fish tank is pumped through the growbed to filter it and remove the fish waste. There are many different approaches to aquaponics but on this site we are going to concentrate on what we consider to be the two simplest and …

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Fish For Your Aquaponics System

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Selecting the best breed of fish to grow out in your aquaponics system is an easy task for most people. There are a few things that must be considered when selecting your fish, some simply do not fare well in an enclosed environment such as your tank and climate and dietary requirements must be taken into account as well. Consider …

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How Duckweed Can Benefit Your Aquaponics System


Duckweed is an excellent source of protein that can used to supplement or even replace pelletized food for omnivorous or herbivorous fish in your aquaponics system. Indeed, duckweed is an excellent stock feed in general with chickens, ducks and many other backyard livestock happy to dine on this versatile plant with enthusiasm. Duckweed is the common name for the Lemnaceae …

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