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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 aquaponics system; the most common type being Eisenia fetida also known as the red…

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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!

    1. Kale
      Kale is in high demand right now, so why not grow some not only…

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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, people like this exist, we call them Aquashysters. Aquaponics will usually attract those…

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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.

    1. Having too many fish in your system: don’t make your fish super uncomfortable by packing them in the tank like a can of sardines; give 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 first: understand the meaning of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Environmental Protection Agency defines it as…

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After reading a few articles, I came across some very intriguing information on salt water aquaponics. They discussed how using seaweed in these systems is extremely beneficial for both the environment and humans in several ways. There are a few words with (*) next to them meaning you can find their definition at the bottom of this post!

According to an article from 2005, 7 million tons of edible…

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Fish are food for some, but is it really necessary to be removing millions of tons of them from the oceans each year in order to feed fish and other farmed animals? Wouldn’t it be great if there was something other than fishmeal that we could use that would benefit the fish and other animals just as much? Something that is more efficient, and less expensive? Research into

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Simply put, hydroponics is a method of growing plants in water that contains dissolved nutrients. In some cases, the plant roots are stabilized in a medium of clay or gravel, while in other cases the roots are suspended or partially submerged in water. In every case, the need for soil is replaced by a reservoir of nutrient-rich water, which eliminates water waste and reduces the amount of space needed…

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Aquaponics Facts: Welcome to the 21st Century Eden

Imagine: no weeds, no pests, no tilling the soil, no compost, no manure spreading, no watering, no rusty old tools, no tractor and all its extra costs, no breaking back and sore joints, no cracked skin or needless exhaustion, no working to the bone for no reward, no empty pockets, no worry…. These are all aquaponics facts!

…Sound too good to be…

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What is Aquaponics?

What is aquaponics? Here’s a simple breakdown:


First and foremost, let’s handle any terms you’re not familiar with:

Aquaculture: Fish farming.
Hydroponics: Growing plants in water.

That leaves us with aquaponics. So how does this system work?

Well, basically, fish are raised in large tanks, as they are in aquaculture systems. These fish produce waste in the form of ammonia, which must be removed…

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