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Questions tagged [aquaponic]

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 type of mycelium do I want to integrate into my soil to take up mercury from the lake front aquaponic garden? [closed]

There's a mercury in the water near me. What type of mycelium can I use to treat the problem to get it out of the water? I plan to use the grass that grows in a bioreactor, then put the liquid ...
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What is/are the probable cause/s of Avocado leaf curl?

It is known that Avocado (Persea americana) is vulnerable to viral, fungal, and bacterial infections, as well as disease due to nutrient deficiencies. The specimen pictured below is growing within ...
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Can maincrop potatoes grow in soil-less environment?

I've searched the Internet for answers but cannot seem to find anything about maincrop potatoes being grown in soil-less environment. Do any of you have any experience or knowledge on the subject? ...
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Aquaponic ph level for different plants

I'm wondering how much does water ph level matter for plant healthy growth as an aquaponic system would presumably have one ph level for all growing plants and as far as I understand and find on the ...
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Aquaponic water used as nutrient mist for aeroponic growing system

I'm planning a home growing system combining aquaponics and aeroponics and am trying to understand if I can find another use of the aquaponic water setup and specifically for aeroponic systems with ...
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In an Aquaponic system, can grow beds drain into each other?

Relatively straightforward question: In an aquaponic system with multiple grow beds, can one bed drain into another (series), or do all beds need to flood/drain independently (parallel)?
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Does seed spacing in aquaponic systems differ from soil systems?

I am planning on starting a small, vertically-stacked aquaponic planter, with two beds and a small aquarium. Because my climate experiences periods of drought and near-freezing lows during winter, I ...
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How can I organically get rid of aphids in my aquaponics system?

Hundreds of aphids have decided to take up residency on the various veggies in the aquaponics system I help maintain; gorging insidiously on the plants and multiplying by the dozens. If not stopped ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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.
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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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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 ...