Aquaponics is the combination of growing plants hydroponically with aquatic animals that provide nutrients to the growing plants. The result is a balanced system that is a symbiotic relationship between the plants and aquatic life.

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Starting bacteria in aquaponics

I have a small setup ready to go but I need to know how to get all the good bacteria and nitrites up before planting anything. My local suppliers do not carry anything for aqua/hydroponics and online ...
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Is it too late for this tomato?

I started these tomatoes on the soil and they were kind of crowded. I placed 2 of the largest ones in a separate container and they already have 2 tomatoes and lots of flowers, these where the others ...
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Can I grow spider plants in coffee?

Long story short, I have stale ground coffee (whoops vacation whoops) and two spider plants growing in pure water. Can I combine the two, or is that too acidic? I know that spider plants like acid, ...
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Can you advise me on a still-water garden pond in tropical Central America?

We're looking at making our first backyard pond in the edge of our garden. I have read a LOT of pages through searching on Google and they seem to make it so hard to get started. I don't think it's ...
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Do I need an extra filter for aquaponics

In another question, it was mentioned that an aquarium filter like this would help in an aquaponics setup (picture). However, I thought the rocks played the role of the filter. Am I missing ...
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What is the relation between number of fish and number of plants in aquaponics

Is there like a rule of thumb of the relation between the amount (and size) of fish and the amount of plants growing in a aquaponic system? I started playing with aquaponics in a small setup, but I ...
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Basement hydro or aquaponics?

What I want to grow: Cherry tomatoes Iceberg & Romaine lettuce Green/Yellow peppers Strawberries Room information: 55-75% RH, can be vented to the outside once a day manually (via a dryer ...
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How do I make the water reach the roots on a PVC aquaponics system?

I'm trying to build an aquaponics system with PVC. I have 3" pots on 3.5" tube. When I was done with the drilling and positioning I noticed that the water just rushed below the pots, not touching ...
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Is drylok a good option for an aquaponics fish tank?

I've been looking into making a 3000-4000 liter system. When the water tank came in to play I wasn't happy with the sky-high prices so the next option was to dig a hole. For cover I found EPDM pond ...
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Is it too late to start outdoor aquaponics? [closed]

Is it too late to add edible fish for an aquaponics project in zone 7A? It looks like I may be too late for fingerling tilapia.