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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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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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Adding worms in aquaponics systems can be extremely beneficial. It is another completely organic way to get rid of waste and excess material that you do not want in your system. They will not harm your plants or your fish, they will simply improve your system. You must choose worms that will survive in your …

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You’re trying to decide which plants to grow in your aquaponics system; something beneficial to your health, and not something as simple as lettuce… why not grow some super veggies?! I’ve found 6 that are not only extremely healthy but delicious as well- nothing better than your own home-grown organic veggies! Kale Kale is in …

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As frustrating and upsetting as it is, there are people all over the world that will do anything for wealth. They will tell lies, make promises that they don’t intend to keep, all while trying to reassure you that they are successful experts and try to sell you “fake aquaponics”. Unfortunately in the aquaponics culture, …

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I was reading a lady’s blog about some aquaponics mistakes she has made with her system and thought everyone should be cautious and avoid these slip-ups! Below is a list of five errors you want to steer clear of. Having too many fish in your system: don’t make your fish super uncomfortable by packing them …

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So you’ve set up your aquaponics system; fish are swimming happily, plants are growing nicely, but then you see them… a bunch of gross little bugs munching away on your plants. How are you going to get rid of these little creatures, and keep them away?! It’s time for some aquaponic pest control! First things …

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