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Maybe aquaponics in the city sounds crazy, but one of the ways aquaponics is truly special is the ability to place a system almost anywhere. Small urban systems are becoming increasingly popular, and if you are a city dweller this is the perfect way to provide food for your family and as well as having …

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There is a TED talk for just about anything cool these days, so of course there are some great talks on Aquaponics on TED! The below video is our favorite as the speaker Charlie Price covers the bases in a way that is both informative and easy to understand. Charlie is from Aquaponics UK – …

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Tilapia is a commonly used fish in an aquaponics system – and for good reason. Tilapia are hardy to keep, but also popular as a food so are easy to sell, but also oh-so easy to enjoy yourself. It is firm-fleshed fish, versatile to cook and delicious. It also doesn’t give off a strong fishy …

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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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“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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‘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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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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