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Is Aquaponics the Answer to the Global Food Crisis?

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 by someone, somewhere. And yet, the gulf…

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Aquaponics for Beginners: 5 Essential Tips

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 benefit of receiving natural light but there…

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Who is the Inventor of Aquaponics?

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, Rakocy had a passion for fishing, ornamental…

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What Type of Aquaponic Fish Should You Use? – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our ‘Which Aquaponic Fish’ guide. To read Part 1, view here.


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 of fish that occupy the…

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What Type of Aquaponic Fish to Use? – Part 1

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 department to see what is…

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Aquaponic Herbs

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 one of the wonder aquaponic herbs for indigestion, being full of antioxidants and…

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The Importance Of Aquaponics System Cleaning!

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 to be food-grade quality.

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New to Aquaponics?

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 do it in India. So, if you…

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Aquaponics 101: The Essentials

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 into greater poverty
– Water and…

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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 important questions for an aquaponics farmer:

Are my fish living in toxic water?!

I’m pretty sure…

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