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Aquaponics tomatoes. Ajinth Kumar (Flickr)

What are the 3 staple aquaponic vegetables that you can grow yourself? Read on, young apprentice! (yep, Star Wars reference)! Tomatoes Tomatoes will do well in an aquaponic system provided you have well stocked fish tanks as they require more nutrients than leafy vegetable such as lettuce. In the initial stages of growth the nutrient …

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Keeping an aquaponic greenhouse is optional, but there are several benefits. – Environmental control – aquaponic greenhouses keep crops warm during winter months – Protection – In case of hail, excess wind or monsoon. – Insect and pest exclusion In short, an aquaponic greenhouse can help you provide the right environment all year round, protecting …

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Aquaponics bok choi. thebittenword.com

“Our bodies are gardens, to which our wills are gardeners,” – William Shakespeare All sorts of plants can be grown in your aquaponics system. We take a look at 3 aquaponic vegetables that do very well in any aquaponics system, plus the health benefits they have. Leafy lettuce Lettuce is often written off as ‘rabbit …

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Aquaponics vegetables

‘Locally grown’ is one of those terms that is bandied around like ‘organic’ without any real explanation of why this is better – for us, for the community and for the environment. If there is a shortage of crops in a given area, food will have to travel. Here’s why this is not ideal: 1. …

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Aquaponics fish. Image Credit: Biodiversity Heritage Library (Flickr)

Numerous things go into maintaining the healthy aquaponic fish – good feed, correct temperature and water quality. Having knowledge of the basic anatomy of your fish will help you identify abnormalities that can lead to disease in otherwise healthy groups of fish, as well as helping you distinguish between the sexes. Also, being able to …

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Feeding aquaponic fish can seem complicated, but knowing is half the battle! Fish food will be the main input in your aquaponics system, therefore it’s important to get it right. This is not only down to the health of your fish, but also because the fish food then becomes the waste and the waste feeds …

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By 2050, the world’s population will have risen by 2 billion people. Are we ready to feed 9 billion mouths? The answer is no – we do not even feed all the mouths we already have. We are facing a global food crisis! Food is connected to everything we do. Everything we eat was grown …

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Image Credit: Appie Verschoor (Flickr)

Getting to grips with your Aquaponics system? Everyone is a beginner sometime, so here are 5 Aquaponics for Beginners tips! 1. Location – One of the first question marks that arises once you have decided to set up an aquaponics system is where should you set it up – indoors or outdoors? Outdoors has the …

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Dr. James Rakocy is often considered the father of modern aquaponics. But how did he get here, and what convinced him that aquaponics was the answer to many of the world’s problems? Here is the exciting tale of the inventor of aquaponics! ….. As a child growing up in the United States in the 1950’s, …

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Welcome to Part 2 of our ‘Which Aquaponic Fish’ guide. To read Part 1, view here. Catfish The catfish (pictured above) is the most commonly cultured fish in the United States because it grows fast, is easily available and is a popular food. Catfish are bottom dwellers, so they are raised well with other species …

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