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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What is this thin-stemmed plant with narrow leaves in an aquaponics bed in my greenhouse?

This plant grew from seed to about 2' high within 3 months. I'm sure it's not done growing. I have no clue what it could be, since I'm in the bad habit of sticking anything that looks like a seed into ...
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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 something?...
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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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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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What would be good for aquaponics containers to keep prices low, that can sit on the ground (not in the ground)?

I'm working on setting up a prototype aquaponics demonstration environment, and was wondering what I could use for a cheap priced demonstration of an aquaponics research plant? The part I'm stuck on ...
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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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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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How to control onion aphids in aquaponics?

I always seem to get black onion aphids in my deep water culture, and flood and drain beds affecting my green onions and garlic chives. They also attacked my terrestrial garlic. The deep water ...
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Space required to grow 36 kg beans and 60 kg sweet corn?

I want to build an aquaponic system, that would suffice a family of 4 all year round. I would like to know what space would be required to build the system. Moreover, what should be the size of fish ...
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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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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 them....
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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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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.
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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 ...