Understanding Biological Surface Area in Aquaponics

Posted by Chris Michael on March 24, 2016

Growing with aquaponics can be a fantastic way to experience higher yields, better efficiency and healthier plants.

To function well, aquaponic systems depend on a complex and robust ecosystem to cycle nutrients and create balance between organisms and their environment.

One aspect of this type of production method that often gets overlooked is biological surface area (BSA) in aquaponics.

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Sizing a Pump for Aquaponics or Hydroponics

Posted by Chris Michael on March 10, 2016

 

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Topics: Hydroponics, Aquaponics

Worried That a Galvanized Tank Might Kill Your Fish?

Posted by Jason Arnold on January 18, 2016

Why You Should Avoid Galvanized Steel Tanks in Aquaponic Systems

There are lots of reasons people use galvanized tanks in aquaponics systems. They are cheaper than stainless, they are durable, and they are readily available. Sounds great, right? 

Galvanized steel can cause problems in aquaponic systems, however; if you are thinking about using one for your aquaponic system, it could save you some trouble down the road to know what you are getting into. 

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Carbonates in Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on February 20, 2015

If you're using tap water and having trouble with pH, you might be dealing with a carbonates problem.

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Tilapia Fry Care

Posted by Amy Storey on February 16, 2015

Stocking your own fish is cheaper and gives you more control

If you’re raising tilapia in an aquaponic system, it can be more convenient to breed and stock your own fry.

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Catfish in Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on February 13, 2015

 

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Best Fish for Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on February 10, 2015

So you’re planning an aquaponics system... What type of fish are you using?

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Sexing Tilapia: An Easy Way to Determine Gender

Posted by Amy Storey on February 5, 2015

Why would you sex your fish?

Fish are obviously a key component in your aquaponics system and maintaining healthy fish populations means a healthier, more resilient system.
There are several reasons for sexing tilapia. From selecting for breeding to reducing aggression, there are some great reasons to figure out the sex of your fish.

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Aquaponics for Hot Climates: Building a Heat-tolerant System

Posted by Amy Storey on February 5, 2015

Bright Agrotech operates a 300 tower system in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Breeding Tilapia for Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on January 20, 2015

So you need more fish...

Say you just harvested 100 lbs of your Tilapia for a local restaurant.

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