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After reading a few articles, I came across some very intriguing information on salt water aquaponics. They discussed how using seaweed in these systems is extremely beneficial for both the environment and humans in several ways. There are a few words with (*) next to them meaning you can find their definition at the bottom of this post!

According to an article from 2005, 7 million tons of edible…

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Fish are food for some, but is it really necessary to be removing millions of tons of them from the oceans each year in order to feed fish and other farmed animals? Wouldn’t it be great if there was something other than fishmeal that we could use that would benefit the fish and other animals just as much? Something that is more efficient, and less expensive? Research into

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Simply put, hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water that contains dissolved nutrients. In some cases, the plant roots are stabilized in a medium of clay or gravel, while in other cases the roots are suspended or partially submerged in water. In every case, the need for soil is replaced by a reservoir of nutrient-rich water, which eliminates water waste and reduces the amount of space needed…

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Aquaponics Facts: Welcome to the 21st Century Eden

Imagine: no weeds, no pests, no tilling the soil, no compost, no manure spreading, no watering, no rusty old tools, no tractor and all its extra costs, no breaking back and sore joints, no cracked skin or needless exhaustion, no working to the bone for no reward, no empty pockets, no worry…. These are all aquaponics facts!

…Sound too good to be…

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What is Aquaponics?

What is aquaponics? Here’s a simple breakdown:

 

AQUACULTURE + HYDROPONICS = AQUAPONICS

 

First and foremost, let’s handle any terms you’re not familiar with:

Aquaculture: Fish farming.
Hydroponics: Growing plants in water.

That leaves us with aquaponics. So how does this system work?

Well, basically, fish are raised in large tanks, as they are in aquaculture systems. These fish produce waste in the form of ammonia, which must be removed from the water or…

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Are Tilapia in India?

Fish are a compulsory (but often neglected) component of EVERY aquaponic system. In fact, without the fish the symbiotic relationship that sets this method apart from others such as hydroponics would not exist. Waste produced by the fish is converted by bacteria into nutrients that serve as the perfect diet for the plants. That’s why today, we thought we would discuss the story behind tilapia in India. But…

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They say “you are what you eat,” but how can you know exactly what you’re eating when you don’t know where your food came from or how it was grown? The produce on your plate could easily be genetically modified and nutrition experts have already questioned the health effects of altered seeds and species. Moreover, it’s practically impossible to know whether the vegetables you’ve bought have been treated with…

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If you’re looking into aquaponic crops in India, you need to know a thing or two about agriculture in India. The first thing to learn is what kinds of crops are already grown here and when they are grown. The types of crops in India are categorized according to the growing season:

1. Karif

Timing: Start of the monsoon until the beginning of winter. June/July to October/November. Crops: Rice, maize, millets,…

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Photo courtesy of Aquaponics International.

Are you looking for an informative aquaponics how-to guide? We’ve got all the information you need to build your own system right here! Check it out in this 10 step “How-to Aquaponics” guide.

10 Steps to Your Own Aquaponics System

1. Give your system a purpose.

Decide what you want to “do” with your system. You might already have this in mind. For instance, do you want…

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India’s agricultural roots run deep, dating back approximately 10,000 years. Ancient Vedic texts describe the acts of plowing, irrigation, and harvesting fruits and vegetables. In those days, plants and animals were considered holy and they were worshiped by the Indian people. Interestingly enough, this is largely still the case today. The Hindu religious tradition, practised by the majority of Indian people today, recognizes the vital role that plants and…

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