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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 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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Assembling the Aquaponic Plant Tank – Part 2

I like working with MDF boards (medium-density fibre boards) because you can cut out sharp and clean edges that’ll fit together perfectly: It’s easy to drill holes for screws and the screw heads can easily be buried resulting in a cool overall look of the aquaponic plant tank: The tank is heavy though, maybe a

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Aquaponics Fish Tank and Pumps

I’m building an aquaponics system following the instructions in the ebook called Ultimate Aquaponics Home System. The book recommends a 379 liter (100 gallon) tank for fish and half the size for plants. My girlfriend found an aquarium capable of holding 325 liters (86 gallon) which we bought, valued at 387 USD. Neon tubes and

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How to Grow King-Size Red Beets

It pays to watch the soil moisture closely if you want large vegetables. I’ve had good results this year using my garden logging system. Actually my vegetables have gotten a little out of hand. I think the cat is a bit scared too 😉 : I’ve been kind of obsessed with soil moisture now that

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