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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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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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Two big questions a new aquaponics farmer need to ask himself are: 1. What plants should I grow 2. What fish should I use The topic of aquaponic fish is not as simple as the plants as unlike plants, there are restrictions regarding non-native species so you will need to check with your local fisheries …

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Aquaponic herbs are packed full of enzymes that can fight and alleviate all manner of bodily ills. If you’ve any doubt as to whether you should include these herbs in your diet – read on! These 3 herbs have been grown with great success in aquaponics systems. Mint – Mint one of the wonder aquaponic …

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At the risk of sounding like your mother, hygiene is pretty darn important. Aquaponics system cleaning is vital to its success as it will remain pest and disease free. Successful aquaponics farmers keep their equipment and personnel clean at all times. Anything that is going to come into contact with the plants or fish need …

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Anyone new to aquaponics can be forgiven for being confused. What exactly is it? How does it work? Why is it worthwhile? We stumbled across this video which we think illustrates perfectly how a successful aquaponics system functions. It is based on aquaponics in the US, but not very different to how we plan to …

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Welcome to the essentials of Aquaponics, welcome to Aquaponics 101! Why should we attempt to spread aquaponics in India? – In India, a farmer commits suicide every 30 minutes. – Volatile weather conditions frequently ruin crop that a farmer has worked hard to achieve – meaning he not only has no profit, but is pushed …

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Some of us are not so science-savvy and don’t have the slightest clue about all this “make sure your water is balanced” and “pH level” talk, so I’m going to try my hardest (I’m not the best at science either) to explain what this all means so that we can answer one of the most …

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