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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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#Aquaponic spinning #wheel. Wow! Yes interesting sci fi proto type for a massive space station
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Comment on Low Grade Geothermal Heating and Cooling for Greenhouses by Denver heating

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Really what a useful blog and great shared to Heating and Cooling
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Once again depends on your climate and running the system all year around should be possible if you dont need a break ~
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Are Artificial Grow Lights Good For Your Aquaponics System? - GroundReport

Are Artificial Grow Lights Good For Your Aquaponics System? - GroundReport | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Are Artificial Grow Lights Good For Your Aquaponics System?
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The kind of lighting you need for growing plants indoors depends on a number of things.
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For the extra expense are they necessary ? Depends where you live too probably many variables read on..~
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Are Ladybugs beneficial for Your Aquaponics System? - GroundReport

Are Ladybugs beneficial for Your Aquaponics System? - GroundReport | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
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Are Ladybugs beneficial for Your Aquaponics System?
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Ladybugs are easy to identify, they are brightly colored with spots and have round bodies.
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Pretty little bugs ~
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Comment on Best Fish For Aquaponics by Steve

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I will defiantly keep this information in mind. It is great to have a checklist to go by to help keep mistakes to a minimum.
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Before you select your fish for you system, remember that the best fish for YOUR system depends on YOUR: 1. Environmental Conditions 2. Feed Sources 3. Purpose of the fish 4Country and availability of species there
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Smoke Testing the Greenhouse

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Smoke testing the greenhouse is about seeing how well your extraction and mixing fans work.  As we can not see air, I popped several smoke flares in the greenhouse, mixed it, then extracted it to see how long it takes to exchange the air.  The...
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Indoor Harvest, Corp. Announces Plans to Build Aeroponic Vertical Farm in Houston, Texas | EON: Enhanced Online News

Indoor Harvest, Corp. Announces Plans to Build Aeroponic Vertical Farm in Houston, Texas | EON: Enhanced Online News | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Indoor Harvest, Corp. Announces Plans to Build Aeroponic Vertical Farm in Houston, Texas
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Economics are yet unproven but Chad Sykes the manager will know by end of 2014 ~ Some have been challenging vertical growing for some time and saying many of the same things that it is pie in the sky ?

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Evolution of Aquaponic Design Continues - Earthan Group

Evolution of Aquaponic Design Continues - Earthan Group | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
The latest in aquaponic designs for the home or commercial aquaponic grower. This article takes your understanding of aquaponics to a new level.
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For the brave ones, we can use this “advanced understanding of nature” to our advantage and create or co-create with nature engineered ecosystems that utilize all our inputs to net the most outputs possible.  This is where sustainability starts.  Sustainable is not something we are, it is something we are ever becoming.  Because of technology advancements and fast access to information, we can speed this process of evolution up.

For rich Arabs oil money to grow greens to keep the locals pacified might be OK for them~ I don't think technology is really the problem. I also think there are plenty of "proven" technologies that work. The problem is trying to use said technology and make a profit growing something like lettuce. The margins just aren't there.??
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7 Tips to Prevent Disaster with an Aquaponic Media Bed in Aquaponics

7 Tips to Prevent Disaster with an Aquaponic Media Bed in Aquaponics | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Aquaponic media beds can be difficult to manage and over time they will require cleaning and maintenance. Here are some tips to prevent that.
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Nitrification is the basic process of bacteria converting organic nitrogen from animals into inorganic wastes for plants, which you, me and other animals eat, then put back into the ecosystem as organic nitrogen and away it goes again.

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DIY Indoor Aquaponics System - IKEA HACK!

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DIY Indoor Aquaponics System - IKEA HACK! This project will show you how to build your very own system using commonly available components from IKEA and your local hardware store.

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If you are looking for a cheap and effective way to build an indoor system from cheap parts, this may be just the thing.  The blog outlines a very easy way to build a single growbed tier system from some of the cheaper products found at Ikea. 


You will also have to visit a hardware store fore for the plumbing, which is also well documented.


Besides telling you exactly what parts you need to buy from Ikea, with links directly to the Ikea catalog for you to see their listings, the rest of the build is carefully pictured and explained. 


If you are unwilling to experiment in your first build for a decent sized aquaponics garden, this may just be the post that gets you started on your way to food self-sufficiency.  Cheap and effective, with all parts identified and easily obtainable, a great start.

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Aquaponics: Grow Bed Depth

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Grow Bed Depth How deep should your aquaponics grow bed be?

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Wondering if your grow bed is deep enough for the plants you are planning to grow?  Well this is a short and sweet discussion of grow bed depth for flood and drain systems.  The type of plant determines, to a great extent, the depth of the grow bed you want to opperate.   B uit the article also defines the various zones that occur in deeper bed systems.


If you are using continuous flow, this doesn't make a lot of difference. Those who are operating flood and drain systems, especially with the benefits of worms in the substrate, the depth is a factor to deal with.

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Hydroponics - Pollination

Hydroponics - Pollination | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it

Most flowering types of vegetables require some kind of pollination by you when they are grown indoors, unless you plan to keep bees or other insects in your home. Often, pollination can be carried out by a gentle breeze or a simple shake of the stem. Beans, eggplants, peas, peppers and... http://home.tipsdiscover.com/hydroponics-pollination/


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Pollination a most important consideration~

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Restoring Ecosystems, Preventing Flooding, and Building Soil with John Liu

Restoring Ecosystems, Preventing Flooding, and Building Soil with John Liu | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it

John D. Liu is an environmental film maker, travelling the world exploring how countries follow natures systems to find solutions to droughts and flooding.Ranging from China to Rwanda, communities are...


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Degragation of the earth we love has robbed many species of habitat andwe need diversity of species to keep a healthy gene pool.GMO Salmon. Others will follow when we find out the long term affects of eating these frankinfish we might want to reverse this way of doing things and need natures back up of healthy populations of food sources I think.

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Comment on Sizing a Pump for Aquaponics or Hydroponics by Sizing a Pump for Aquaponics or Hydroponics - V...

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[…] Figuring out the the correct size pump for Aquaponics or Hydroponics is crucial for high system efficiency and maximum yields. Learn more about pumps here! (What should you consider when buying a pump for an #aquaponics system?
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A very important aspect is flow rate required dependent on the amount of water you need to turn over ~
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The Guide to Organic Hydroponic Gardening - Hydroponics Curacao | See more about hydroponic gardening, gardening and hydroponics.
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Shame they dont use Centigrade as well renown poor educators, in the info but general things relevant to Aquaponics as well.
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Aquaponics Build: Day 2 & 3 – Grow Bed Plumbing & Cycling

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... (Aquaponics Build: Day 2 & 3 – Grow Bed Plumbing & Cycling: http://t.co/KUGjdcUB9x)
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Some revision especially the cycling often over looked with those first time builders as you need to get bacteria working in new systems ~It can be bought but will form naturally during the cycling stage ~
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10 Handy Tips – Keeping your Fish Cool

10 Handy Tips – Keeping your Fish Cool | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Outside of areas in the world that are consistently cold, everywhere have those times where the air temperature can have a severe and sudden impact on your fish systems, especially small ones.  Keeping your fish cool during those times can be...
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This especially necessary for trout ,other species for ease of grow out live and grow in poorer water quality like Tilapia or Silver Perch with the highest amount of good Omega 3 oils, ideal on a BBQ as are all fatty fish not that it is very. An omnivore it eats its greens (lettuce) and algae too.High protein expensive feed pellets for carnivores for Australian fresh water fish like Callop /Yellow Belly are a fatty fish but ideal on the BBQ and delicious to eat ~
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Top Plants for Aquaponics Systems, Part 1: Climate | Home Green ...

Top Plants for Aquaponics Systems, Part 1: Climate | Home Green ... | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
If you're interested in aquaponics, or hydroponics gardening, then read on… Aquaponics probably is not for everyone, but since you got to searching this deep; then it's worth a shot. We're talking about aquaponics plants, how ...

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There is room for niche market produce to be grown for sale like Water Cress, Spicy Bock Choi here are some more ideas for diversity

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Wondering what type of plants to grow inyour aquaponics system that will be good for your climate. This article offers a list of some of the plants that do well in an aquaponicis garden for warm and cool climates. 


The list is not externsive, but it certainly has a number of plants you may have overlooked in the past.

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Comment on Modern Hydroponic Production: Why The Right People Are All Wrong by Nate Storey

Comment on Modern Hydroponic Production: Why The Right People Are All Wrong by Nate Storey | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Hi Rachel,
As I expressed on LinkedIn, no, this post isn’t specifically about you, and I mean no offense to those established folks in the industry who are running successful operations and have their markets figured out.
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Here the debate continues in this blogs comments pro Nate with others like rupertofOZ and others being positive about towers.Plenty more expert derision contrary to this view point not here but in a Professional LinkedIn Aquaponics group by expert commercial growers that dont "buy it" or the industry would be using them..This is the attempt to justify them from the seller~

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Indoor urban farms called wasteful, 'pie in the sky' | Cornell Chronicle

Indoor urban farms called wasteful, 'pie in the sky' | Cornell Chronicle | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
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Local food production is not always the most sustainable option, especially when growing crops out of season, Albright added. Even under optimal conditions, lettuce produced in Ithaca greenhouses has a carbon footprint that is barely better than lettuce transported from 3,000 miles away, he said.

“There’s a lot of sentimental attachment to local food production, and the quality is likely to be better, but the phrase ‘food miles’ shouldn’t scare people because the alternative isn’t always better. A system viewpoint is critical,” Albright said.

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12 Nuggets of Gold for Mineralizing Organic Solids

12 Nuggets of Gold for Mineralizing Organic Solids | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
We show you the keys to mineralizing organic solids in aquaponic systems so you get the most out of your inputs and the best plant growth
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Nitrification is the basic process of bacteria converting organic nitrogen from animals into inorganic wastes for plants, which you, me and other animals eat, then put back into the ecosystem as organic nitrogen and away it goes again.Removing solids helps your plants with rich dissolved available nutrients ~

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So,,, what's your backup plan? : aquaponics

Everyone knows that "sh!t happens". So let us play the 'what if' game. What are your backup plans for all your aquaponic sections? I am mostly curiou... ("So,,, what's your backup plan?
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Vertical Vegetation System | RE-VU HOUSE

Vertical Vegetation System | RE-VU HOUSE | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
We had two other options, go vertical and go onto the roof of the house. To grow vertically, we needed to create a simple, inexpensive support system for the vegetation and its soil. The following is a design that would work ...
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Unproven commercial designs are now flooding the market , towers and other space saving designs ~ trialling different designs for your area is proving good results for some growers with strawberries so far~

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Selling at Farmer's Markets - Bright Agrotech

Selling at Farmer's Markets - Bright Agrotech | Aquaponics~Aquaculture~Fish~Food | Scoop.it
In "Selling at Farmer's Markets" webinar we help aquaponics or hydroponics growers figure out what they need to do to begin selling to their local markets.
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In this webinar, we'll be discussing...

How to get connected with your local marketHow to grow for and transport ZipGrow towers to farmer's marketsHow to maximize benefits from selling at a farmer's market


This info will prove invaluable to the aquaponic or hydroponic producer looking to take his/her production to the next level. 

If you haven't already, be sure to watch the following two webinars when you get the chance:

Get Growing With ZipGrowStarting a Commercial Aquaponic Farm
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2013 Overview: A Year of Highs and Lows of the Aquaculture Industry

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2013 Overview: A Year of Highs and Lows of the Aquaculture Industry TheFishSite.com Researchers found that EMS is caused by a unique strain of the Vibrio parahaemolyticus pathogen, which is transmitted orally, colonises in the shrimps...

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A review of past years highs and lows in Aquaculture ~

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