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How useful are EC measurements in an Aquaponics system? 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 water. Very useful EC measuring tool. EC 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 should ask yourself, "Is there . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Sunday 15th January 2017 @ 16:28:17

Updated : Wednesday 5th June 2019 @ 22:16:20 | Words : 316 | Views : 2271 | Comments : 6

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Fish on Trial

Aquaponics policemen. We have started a feed trial with Jade Perch. The idea behind the 12-month trial is to see just how well the Jade Parch will grow being fed anything they will eat that can come off the land rather than use fish feed pellets that contain ocean derived fish meal. With a view toward long-term sustainability, I feel we need to discover and refine feeding methods that are not dependent on ocean fish stocks. Seems elementary, but I really want to see just how well it will or will not work. Expectations: I believe we will get the fish through to the 12-month point in a healthy state, after all, Jade Perch in the wild eat plant material and algae etc. I imagine that we will see slower growth in the plant fed fish but I beli . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 4th April 2016 @ 06:48:12

Updated : Monday 4th April 2016 @ 07:02:41 | Words : 488 | Views : 2252 | Comments : 55

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Fish Food – How Much Do I Give Them Per Feed

Fish Food—Feeding your fish using commercially available sinking or floating pellets The fish food we supply is suitable for all Australian Natives. The fish food has NO land animal content. This is a very important consideration. Land animal content is usually made from lot fed beef ot swine leftovers that are laced with antibiotics and the like. These unwanted drugs will end up in you and your family when you eat the fish you have raised. Be careful not to over feed your fish. This results in wasted food and fish food lying around on the bottom of the tank can cause an increase in the ammonia levels in the tank. There are formulas that can be used to calculate exactly how much food to give your fish per day. The formulas are grams of fo . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Tuesday 7th October 2014 @ 04:55:45

Updated : Tuesday 7th October 2014 @ 04:55:45 | Words : 445 | Views : 2171 | Comments : 0

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Jade Perch, Tilapia and Lettuce...Common Requirements

Keeping fish and plants together has some basic requirements and important parameters Digital thermometer in an Aquaponics system used to switch electric heaters on and off in a 2 degree range. Temp shown is centigrade. Water temperature is a very important parameter. If t . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Friday 11th July 2014 @ 00:26:39

Updated : Friday 11th July 2014 @ 02:15:26 | Words : 518 | Views : 2174 | Comments : 0

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Fish Problems & Diseases

Fish Problems & Diseases Our Aquaponics fish can be subjected to various difficulties that will cause them to be in a less-than-ideal situation leading to sickness and death. Most fish problems are human induced. There are not that many diseases your Aquaponics fish ca . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 21st April 2014 @ 04:20:16

Updated : Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 08:52:28 | Words : 428 | Views : 2190 | Comments : 1

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How useful are EC measurements in an Aquaponics system? Treating sick fish?

An EC meter (Electrical Conductivity) is a device that measures the electrical conductivity in the w . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Sunday 15th January 2017

Words : 316 | Views : 2271 | Comments : 6

Fish on Trial

Aquaponics policemen. We have started a feed trial with Jade Perch. The idea behind the 12-month tr . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Monday 4th April 2016

Words : 488 | Views : 2252 | Comments : 55

Fish Food – How Much Do I Give Them Per Feed

Fish Food—Feeding your fish using commercially available sinking or floating pellets The fish food . . .

Posted By Murray Hallam on Tuesday 7th October 2014

Words : 445 | Views : 2171 | Comments : 0

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