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New CNG certification for Aquaponics? The exploration continues!

New CNG certification for Aquaponics? The exploration continues! | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
The grassroots alternative to certified organic for farmers and beekeepers producing food for their local communities.
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The important marketing edge ~ Clean and green.
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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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66 Things You Can Grow In Containers! No Excuses – Just GROW FOOD!

66 Things You Can Grow In Containers! No Excuses – Just GROW FOOD! | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
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There,s more but some like Avocado ? It is likely to grow in to a tree and take 5 years to fruit a bit fanciful LOL~

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A Brief Introduction to Microbes in Aquaponics Systems

A Brief Introduction to Microbes in Aquaponics Systems | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Without microbes in aquaponics, your system will not survive. In this post, the experts at Bright Agrotech discuss the basics of microbes in AP. Read more.

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It is not complete and it is brief, but it is a good starting place to get an understanding of the role of various microbes in the lives of tropical fish and the gardening of plants.  Without them, there would be no way to sustain the higher forms of life like tropical fish and the organic vegetables they fertilize. 

A good understanding of the Nitrogen cycle and the way that toxic wastes created by lifeforms are eliminated from the habitat is important when dealing with closed systems such as an Aquaponic home garden, just as it is in a commercial endeavour.  I certainly hope that additional parts will be published. "I cant add further to comments but brightagrotech.com has much more valuable information at their site.This has also been discussed by others in their blogs like Murray Hallam and others as all cover much of the same topics~

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It is not complete and it is brief, but it is a good starting place to get an understanding of the role of various microbes in the lives of tropical fish and the gardening of plants.  Without them, there would be no way to sustain the higher forms of life like tropical fish and the organic vegetables they fertilize. 


A good understanding of the Nitrogen cycle and the way that toxic wastes created by lifeforms are eliminated from the habitat is important when dealing with closed systems such as an aquaponic home garden, just as it is in a commercial endeavour.  I certainly hope that additional parts will be published.  The host, BrightAgrotech is a strong guiding light for success, and their information is well worth reviewing.  Too bad I can't get the link for the podcast to go to anything other than a blank page.

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Big potential for small-scale aquaponics

Big potential for small-scale aquaponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Big potential for small-scale aquaponics - powered by solar energy
http://t.co/NdjktDzPnI #food #renewables http://t.co/OlR5Y5TBT8
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 Nice idea ~Cool,, KISS ..Keep It Silly Simple ~

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▶ Channel Trailer - YouTube

After a few years of playing with small backyard aquaponic and hydroponic systems, I build a larger hydro/aqua ponic facility. Living in a tropical climate, ...
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Citizen Peng`s trailer of a one man Aquaponics build worth subscribing to that is like some others with a series showing progress documented from beginning to production~Al are worth a look to avoid some of the mistakes they make~ Ponic Wars was another I,ve mentioned earlier straight forward honest in presentation including goof ups, as with this guys first attempt to cover the plastic over the frame ~

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▶ 1 MILLION pounds of Food on 3 acres. 10,000 fish 500 yards compost - YouTube

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A few years old but seems to be a survivor~ based on the information given in the video...

10,000 fish
300-500 yards worm compost
3 acres of land in green houses
Grow all year using heat from compost piles.
Using vertical space

A packed greenhouse produces a crop value of $5 Square Foot! ($200,000/acre). "

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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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Urban Farming and Successes | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Farming and Successes | Sustainable Cities Collective | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it

AIt’s easy to label urban farming as the solution to serious societal problems like food deserts, economic development, and obesity. But not all urban farming is alike. Some methods are bound to be more successful, profitable, and impactful than others.

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A look at the future of growing vegetables all year around with the benefits of controlled environment cropping agriculture ~

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5 Best Aquaponics Videos from Universities

5 Best Aquaponics Videos from Universities | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Here are five videos dedicated to the world of aquaponics education from universities that specialize in aquaponics systems.
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You research your researchers, remember they arn`t a business that must make a profit, but here we have interesting educators 5 basic viewpoints~ No two environments are the same and you need to know your climate ,markets many variables if looking towards a commercial system~Experience trial and error and costs analyses, re number of pumps, lighting,aeration, power consumption is often not a concern to educators as with species. These guys use cheap as shit Tilapia rubbish fish in my opinion, as opposed to a possible warmer water (than others of this species) corn meal fed Brook Trout, smoked could be 20 times the return from doing your own research on all possibilities with a hybrid system. One with gravel beds as well as floating trays.Observation daily is great for developing experience with small systems, you,ll see or learn the hard way ! Your no orphan we all have goofed up but often no big drama if you,ve oxygen back up and experience~

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Aquaponic urban farm puts seniors to work - Gizmag

Aquaponic urban farm puts seniors to work - Gizmag | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Among the oft-cited benefits of urban farming are improved food security and production sustainability. According to Spark Architects, its Homefarm concept ...
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Typical  Chinese this concept is designed to use cheap labour like the fiat money of the Mainland in race to the bottom with wages destroying westerners standards of living undermining our Unions work since 1890,s in Australia for decent pay rates and manufacturing~Singaporian  [" According to Spark Architects, its Homefarm part retirement home, part retiree-run urban farm concept would achieve not only these, but improved health and community spirit among Singapore seniors" ]

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▶ Hydroponic Garden for profit at $918 per square foot, income, annually Part One - YouTube

▶ Hydroponic Garden for profit at $918 per square foot, income, annually Part One - YouTube | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
This is a system, designed for maximum production and lowest cost Lowest water consumption and lowest use of fertilizer Lowest impact on ground water, too Fe...
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How to Grow Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics

How to Grow Fruit Trees or Blueberries in Aquaponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it

ereIn answer to the many questions we receive about aquaponics, “Yes, you can use aquaponics to grow fruit trees.” Growing fruit trees with aquaponics requires having patience, being willing to follow instructions and be flexible in your choice of trees, fish and output.

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There are many varieties of dwarf species suitable and grafting several stone fruit to one root stock for fruit salad trees also works with citrus early and late oranges and lemons ~Blueberries are another healthy crop you can grow as covered in this article too~

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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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