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DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT EC MEASUREMENTS? TREATING SICK FISH. An EC meter (Electrical Conductivity) is a device that measures the electrical conductivity in the water and therefore is an indication, usually of salts in the system waterEC measures salts, or total dissolved solids (TDS)Almost all Hydroponic solutions are salts and therefore accurate measurements in a HYDROPONIC system can be read by noting EC readings. Hydroponic nutrients can be added to a Hydroponic system very accurately by using an EC meter. Not so in an Aquaponics system. Our nutrients are not salts, so EC readings are only a very, very broad measurement of nutrients in an Aquaponics system and should not be taken too seriously, except when they do get too high, you s . . .
Food Purity Food purity is one of the main reasons a lot of people get into aquaponics. Every time I run my 4-Day Aquaponics MasterClass, I ask students what their interest is in learning about aquaponics. And without fail, Food Purity is always one of the main reasons. People are concerned about the grubby stuff that’s going into their food, these days! Pesticides and herbicides and preservatives and artificial colours. Even if the first dose won’t kill you, over time it can build up in your body and cause a whole lot of health issues. Toxins Take mercury in fish, for instance. Mercury is a natural substance, but through various processes – some of them natural, some of them industrial – it gets converted to a t . . .
How to Cycle a new Aquaponics System. Have your system built and the water circulating, the auto siphons are functioning and adjusted well. If you have decided to use a timer system for flood and drain, then your timed cycles should be functioning well. You have run the system long enough for the water to be clearing. The water can be a bit dirty from loose dust on the clay pebbles or gravel, but it should start to clear after a few days. Small Barramundi contained in a plastic laundry basket within the fish tank. This makes it easy to take the fish out and treat them in a salt bath if necessary.Small Barramundi contained in a plastic laundry basket within the fish tank. This makes it easy to take the fish out and treat them in a salt bat . . .
Do you want to build your own home Aquaponics system but not too sure where to start? What materials to get or even what tools you will need Book of Plans available in hard copy or as an instant download This book of system plans is just what you are looking for. All pla . . .
SCOPE: To discover the important parameters and better understand the role of natural processes in an Aquaponic System. Aquaponics System Biology…1 We understand that in Aquaponics system produces fish and plants together in one symbiotic system, and we now know that the . . .
The ultimate Aquaponics filter. - Patent pending !!! The ultimate Aquaponics filter. It has many essential elements in this elaborate design. Look at all the innovative elements, especially the fish centrifuge. That will get the solids out of those little critters whether t . . .
The fish will die if chemicals or artificial fertilizers are applied. If a little "cheating" happens....we will know....the fish will all die. Many are very dissatisfied with the quality of food available. The widespread use of chemicals in food production is worrying. St . . .
Gina Cavaliero is expanding her 1,000 square foot floating raft system to cater for demand Gina Cavaliero of Green Acre Organics who is expanding her system from a 1000 square foot DWC “floating raft” system to a mix of NFT and Media Bed systems to take advantage of dif . . .
Large Educational FloMedia system being installed at Clontarf High School in December 2010 Aquaponics floating raft systems an Aquaponics media based bed systems have been successfully combined by Practical Aquaponics to form an even more dynamic AP growing system. Now you . . .
Clontarf High Aquaponics Educational system under construction December 2010. Clontarf High has completed the first 12 months operation of its FloMedia Aquaponics System. The system is based on CHOP 2 making use of auto siphons to provide the ebb and flow action that is so . . .
The GROW BED is the multi function centre of the Home Aquaponics System. The Grow Bed performs several very important tasks, and if we were to try and describe those functions in a simple way, one suitable description would be, it is a Bio-Filter in which we grow plants. A . . .
Sea salt harvest in France. Salt in your Aquaponics system The addition of small concentrations of salt to your Aquaponics system is a practice that you may read about as you surf the net gathering information. As with all things, there are advantages and disadvantages. A . . .
Murray Hallam's new flomedia hybrid aquaponics system is installed Aquaponic Education in schools is taking off around the world but its not often you see a new hybrid technology installed that combines two very different aquaponics systems – floating raft and gravel . . .
The use of UREA as a method of cycling a system should be done with caution. Steady as she goes. Use very small amounts. Some members have got into a real mess by getting heavy handed with the UREA. If you must use UREA in your new Aquaponics system...just once only....hal . . .
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DO I NEED TO WORRY ABOUT EC MEASUREMENTS? TREATING SICK FISH. An EC meter (Electrical Conductivity . . .
Posted By Practical Aquaponics on Wednesday 2nd May 2018
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Food Purity Food purity is one of the main reasons a lot of people get into aquaponics. Every time . . .
Posted By Murray Hallam on Saturday 30th December 2017
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Do you want to build your own home Aquaponics system but not too sure where to start? What materials . . .
Posted By Murray Hallam on Wednesday 31st December 2014
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