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Affnan's Aquaponics - Cheap ebay Electronics PH Tester

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Affnan's Aquaponics - Cheap ebay Electronics PH Tester Cheap ebay Electronics Ph Tester brief overview, it's a simple device. Apologise for the off center video on the closeup shot. From:...
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Calibrate it with included test material then the reading is adjusted with included screwdriver ..Simple and low cost way tester does a good job for a cheap tester~ $15 approx.
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Commercial aquaculture has now integrated with hydroponics to create a budding new commercial industry.I,m seeking to curate fish species suitable that get along well with this vegetable/fruit growing systems.Aeroponics is yet another branch of this new farming technology.Clean green obviously ramifications for future feeding of the planets communities~
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SmartBee Launches Handheld Water Content Meter For Hydroponics

SmartBee Launches Handheld Water Content Meter For Hydroponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it

ng control of of Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 12, 2014 -- Accurately measure water levels and temperature in substrate for better crop health

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Taking control of your growing, a helpful new meter ~

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Pests And Deficiencies - Backyard Aquaponics

Pests And Deficiencies - Backyard Aquaponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
here are a few different methods of dealing with any pests and/or diseases in your system, of course most of these require no petrochemical based sprays as these are generally very toxic to fish and also possibly the beneficial bacteria within the system. Caterpillars are easily controlled by applications of Bacillus thuringiensis, this is a natural soil borne bacteria which is …
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One needs a cheat sheet with photos of leaves showing different yellowing (iron ) or other significant indicators with typical types of plant deficiencies.Good quality fish pellets are best especially for carnivore species of fish~ Neem oil mix with ethanol sprayed on ventilation flyscreen and many other nontoxic treatments[Garlic/ Chili  spray] wont affect the fish ~ Screens lessen invasions but many harmful bugs have enemies like spiders and ladybirds eat some like Aphids~

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▶ shrimp and vegetables and human Symbiotic relationship 蝦菜人共生 - YouTube

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The specialized plastic raft system is superior to most I,ve seen and they are available here if you have the help of a Chinese reading friend ~ http://www.goch.com.tw/index.php3

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Getting Started In Hydroponics: Expert Tips, Plans & Secrets user reviews. Download Getting Started In Hydroponics: Expert Tips, Plans & Secrets or not?

Gardening, Cooking And Survival Websites! This Is A Moneymaker. The Ultimate, Complete Beginners Guide. Excellent Quality Ebook Contains 316 Pages Of Education, Expert Tips And Multiple Illustrated Plans.
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You've seen how a fresh vegetable garden can save you money every month. But only if you plant the first seed.

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Open Aquarium - Aquaponics and Fish Tank Monitoring for Arduino

Open Aquarium - Aquaponics and Fish Tank Monitoring for Arduino | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Open Aquarium has been designed to help you to take care of your fish by automating the control and maintenance tasks that take place in the fish tanks and ponds.

Via Jinbuhm Kim
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Still waiting for Arduino monitoring I won but suspect they are amateur types that used me for free publicity~ Having skills is no recommendation if they have no ethics~ here are 5 sensors available in the platform to measure the key parameters in the fish tank such as temperature, pH or Conductivity and then some others to control the correct state of the fish tank (level and leakages). In addition, there are 4 different actuators to automate tasks such as heating or cooling the water, feeding the fish, activating the pumps for water change or medicines administration, and controlling the intensity of the light to simulate the day/night cycles.

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Great to automate the system.

 

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Aquaponics System Design - Filtered Water Vs. Well Water - YouTube

Is filtered water really a better choice for aquaponics? doesn't my well water have all the nutrients and minerals that I am going to need for the vegetables...
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"....Using filtered water will allow you to have more control over the water quality and bring the pH into the perfect range for both your fish and your plants. "A good video ~

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Backyard Liberty reviews. Should you buy Backyard Liberty or not?

This is, hands down, the most easy to use Aquaponics instructional guide I've ever seen!
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One of 1000,s of instructional Aquaponics instructional guides on DVD or downloads. I never buy these but if you do as you leave the page there is one final price reduced offer below $37 I think~.

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Power From Within Clean Energy Society - Technology, Education, Farming

Power From Within Clean Energy Society - Technology, Education, Farming | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
We are shaking hands and hugging the world with tomorrow's green solar technology and organic farming, then... Having the world shake hands and hug us back.
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Like others ahead of the curve we can be a step closer to building an Aquaponic & Vertical Farm powered by Solar to empower humanity locally and worldwide.

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New Aeroponics Growing Systems Released by AERO - Free Press Release Center (press release)

Aero has been developing new, state of the art, aeroponics growing systems, where people can grow fresh herbs and vegetables all year long inside their own home. They are now releasing three different models.
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Selling systems so many DIY and ready made modules coming on the market ~ No fish with this one.

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▶ Safety In the Grow Room | Grower Safety Video | Safe Indoor Garden from Fire Water Electrical - YouTube

Here is our retail store: http://monstergardens.com/
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Safety segment for fire water electrical for indoor gardens~

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The OsmoBot - Hydroponic Monitoring on your SmartPhone

The OsmoBot - Hydroponic Monitoring on your SmartPhone | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Affordable Hydroponic and Aquaponic Control from your SmartPhone, Tablet, or PC. Starting at $349
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I am still to install monitoring on my Aquaponics. Finding diurnal temperature swings between frosty nights and warm to hot days can kill fresh water crustaceans and better insulation necessary before more expensive monitoring but software is becoming more available and I need to trial before applying to larger commercial integrated systems ~

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Israel fish research to help aquaponics and fish farming? - Green Prophet

Israel fish research to help aquaponics and fish farming? - Green Prophet | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Israel fish research to help aquaponics and fish farming?
Green Prophet
But even under the best conditions, even fish that are reared for aquaponics, at least 70% of newly hatched fish still die.
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In my area most people buy from a certified disease free hatchery~ I had a council inspection for change of land use for an weather-board house and to breed fish in tanks was as much compliance extra costs as if it were a butcher shop including wheelchair access male female toilets and reinforced flooring, so much things and cost A small aquarium set up may be a better way to grow some Sleepy Cod replacements.Its not straight forward water levels need to be lowered warmish water temperatures to induce spawning injection of hormones sterilized beakers for mixing milt and  mature cover and wait 24-36 hours to examine for cell division in eggs..preparation of artemia or sea monkeys need slight bath in acidic warm water so baby fingerling's dont choke on shells of sea monkeys after hatching.. other green water production has a cross section of edible foods algae  but ponds fertilized have a much better cross section of larval fingerlings food source after they use up their egg sack after hatching~

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10 plants that will thrive in vertical garden - WPTZ The Champlain Valley

10 plants that will thrive in vertical garden - WPTZ The Champlain Valley | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it

A briefWPTZ The Champlain Valley 10 plants that will thrive in vertical garden WPTZ The Champlain Valley Training your tomato vines to grow up a support system of stakes, trellises, or cages minimizes the garden space you need, while at the same time it...

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A brief article  on 10 or more plants you can grow in a small area that receives plenty of sunshine ~ "A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch."


Read more: http://www.wptz.com/10-plants-that-will-thrive-in-vertical-garden/27412866#ixzz3AMQfjefv
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Cabbage White Butterfly - Backyard Aquaponics

Cabbage White Butterfly - Backyard Aquaponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
One is often encouraged to believe that a garden full of healthy insect life is a good omen. Bees and butterflies pollinate plants and flowers, making them important for a gardens survival. It is often easy to be filled with pride upon the sight of fluttering butterflies and buzzing worker bees; signs of a thriving …
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This is a very bad pest that has spread all over.Alternatives treatments are a bacteria that is harmless to beneficial bees ,ladybirds or fish. Other substitute sprays are also mentions ~

 

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Backup - Backyard Aquaponics

Backup - Backyard Aquaponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
This means you will need to have your backup system already thought out before hand, and it will need to be automatic. There are a couple of simple ways you can do this. We like to use AC/DC aerators, these are air pumps with internal rechargeable batteries in them. Normally they run while plugged into the power, pumping air through air lines and air stones in the fish tank. When the power goes out they switch automatically over to their internal batteries and continue to pump air into the water keeping the fish alive for the life of the battery within the unit, often up to 10 hours. When the power comes back on, the internal battery is recharged.
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Also you can have a pressure switch that automatically turns on a backup water pump if two are installed in sump return to fish tank pipes~.Gensets generally need starting in a power failure but oxygen is most important to keep the fish alive

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▶ Aquaponic Plant Growth.mpg - YouTube

See plant growth in an aquaponic system over 16 days. www,backyardaquaponics.com There's no talking, just music and text over the video explaining day by day...
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Excellent plant growth as images show ~

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▶ The Cost of My Aquaponics Project - YouTube

Long video guys! Sharing the costs of the AP/Hydro build. Aquaponics Thailand: https://www.facebook.com/1Aquaponics1 http://aquaponics-thailand.myshopify.com...
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Depending on your location costs vary but this series is well worth following as he is down to earth and reflects honestly on his progress ~Commercial Aquaponics System Build 1 - 12

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Rockwool Hydroponics Propagation and Transplanting Complete Guide

Seven minutes—packed with info! We take a look at Grodan A-OK starter plugs (rockwool cubes), Grodan Delta 3-inch and 4-inch rockwool blocks, Hugo 6-inch blo...
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Rockwool cubes have been around for years and have a proven track record ~~

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3rd Annual Indoor Agriculture Conference - AgWired

3rd Annual Indoor Agriculture Conference - AgWired | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable growing methods. The leader...
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Mch/April 2015 Las Vegas  ~

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Aeroponic Propagator - Aeropod

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Aeroponic Propagator - Aeropod The Aeropod Aeroponic Propagator Achieve Perfect seedlings and clones every time with the Aeropod Aeroponic Propagator
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Interesting shipping container and trailer conversions in UK for growing hydroponic-ally ~

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5 Ways to Use Grow Trays in Hydroponic Gardening

5 Ways to Use Grow Trays in Hydroponic Gardening | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Grow trays can be used in several different hydroponic methods. Grow trays make it easy for DIY gardeners who opts to build an indoor garden from scratch. (RT @PHHydro: PowerHouse #Hydroponics delivers updates 3 times a week!
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Check out many trays and sterlise  after each use .

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Libelium Launches Hydroponics and Aquaponics Sensor Platforms for Makers | Business Wire

Libelium Launches Hydroponics and Aquaponics Sensor Platforms for Makers | Business Wire | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Libelium has released two new IoT sensor platforms designed for Makers to connect aquariums & gardens to the Internet, using Arduino and open sour
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▶ Affordable Hydroponic Monitoring from Your Smartphone: From Automated Biospheres to the OsmoBot - YouTube

OsmoBot Co-Founder and Chief Engineer, Paul Holowko, explains how his passion for systems engineering and micro biology merged in building his enclosed biosphere systems and how his innovations there led to the development of the OsmoBot.

The OsmoBot is a mobile hydroponic and aquaponic monitoring and control system. Every 15 minutes it uploads your system's latest pH, water temperature, water level, dissolved oxygen, air temperature, humidity, and light spectrum to an App on your smartphone, tablet or PC. Should any of these variables be off, you can use the application to send instructions back to the OsmoBot to engage emergency backups.
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I have ordered mine it looks great~ the Aduirino system (European ) I won and ordered never turned up despite being fooled into promoting on Fb and other places~

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The Risks of LED Lighting Technology – Part II

The Risks of LED Lighting Technology – Part II | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
The Impact of Lumen Maintenance Losses (a thought experiment) It's what you don't know - you don't know, that will hurt you. Here's a thought experiment that illustrates the impact of lumen mainten...
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Part 1 The risks of LED Lighting technology > link at bottom ~~

LED Lighting: It's what you don't know - you don't know, that will hurt you. How do lumen maintenance losses affect your operation - and should they be considered when you're choosing grow lights?  

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Aeroponic Vertical Organic Growing: Good Food for Less : Natural ...

Aeroponic Vertical Organic Growing: Good Food for Less : Natural ... | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
The pictures on their site are hard to believe, but these growing systems might be the answer to poisoned soil, limited growing space, and shrinking water supplies. The plants grow by spraying nutrient dense water on the ...
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Lots of good reading on this site for healthy living besides this innovative pyramid food growing system Aeroponic growing system..Like the vertical towers theres the labour intensive daily routine I imagine of checking spray nozzles for any blockages often not noticed till plants start to wilt in these types of systems~ of course screens can reduce this likelihood~

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