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Aquaponic Tomato Plants

I took a break from my aquaponics project as I was getting discouraged by seeing the previous batch of seedlings dying a slow death on top of my aquaponics plant tank. It seemed like I had missed some important point in the process of growing aquaponic plants, so I actually drained the whole plant tank,

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Aquaponics Tanks

When I think of an aquaponics tank I normally think of a rectangular container, which is like the aquaponics plant tank I built for myself, but take a look at these plant ‘tanks’, which are made from PVC tubes instead: Photo by Kanu Hawaii. These plant tanks, or plant grow beds, take up very little

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Aquaponics Plant Germination and Algae Eating Fish

This is a box I have set up for plant germination of my aquaponic plants: The red plastic plate under the lid is just for ventilation to provide oxygen for the seed germination process. I’m using 2 and 3 inch black plastic net pots (5 cm and 7.5 cm) for the aquaponics system, and I’m

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Aquaponics Home System – Part 23: Eheim 1260 noise reduction

Phew! The system has finally been set up and the last parts added. Now it’s time to tweak, like for instance reducing noise. Our system is sitting in the corner of our living room so we want it to be as quiet as possible. If it was placed in a garage or greenhouse noise wouldn’t

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Aquaponics Home System – Part 22: Floats for the plant tank

The plants need to be floating on top of the water in the plant tank, with their roots dipping into the water to collect nutrients. I ordered a set of kids play mats to be used as floats for the pots. This particular mat is made from EVA foam (ethylene vinyl acetate) which is the

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Aquaponics Home System – Part 18: Selecting Fish and Plants

In this project we’re combining traditional fish keeping in an aquarium, and growing plants with the roots submerged in the same water as the fish live in. The question to answer next is – what is the best water pH value to aim for? Depending on the genus and species of the fish they’ll prefer

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