How To Fix Hard Water In Fish Tank

For aquaponics, you do not need to fix hard water in your fish tank because the calcium and magnesium in hard water can be utilized by plants. Hard water naturally occurs from groundwater as minerals from the rocks dissolve into the water. In general, hard …

Bacterial Bloom During Cycle For Aquaponics

Bacterial bloom during cycling establishes the necessary bacteria for nitrogen fixation and processing the fish waste for plants to utilize. Cycling starts with the initial introduction of nitrogen into the system in the form of ammonia or urea from fish. This attracts the necessary bacteria …

Does Ammonia Kill Plants

Ammonia is a common nitrogenous compound from decaying organic matter that will kill plants if not in it’s stable forms. There are cases in which ammonia will kill plants if too much is applied. Ammonia-based fertilizers, specifically urea, is still widely used in agricultural applications …

How To Use Rapid Rooter Plugs With Seeds

Using rapid rooter plugs with seeds is a common practice for hydroponics farms to start developing roots quickly for transplant of seedlings. Rapid rooter plugs provide the essential conditions for seedlings to have healthy roots when transplanting. There are a variety of different brands of …

Best Plants To Grow In Aquaponics

The best plants to grow in aquaponics for a small indoor environment take into account the limited amount of sunlight and space available. If you are considering growing aquaponics indoors, we need to be aware of the limiting factors of growth. Aquaponics is a scalable …

What Is An Airstone?

What is an airstone? It is an important part of any aquaponics system as they provide much-needed aeration to the water efficiently. Air Stones come in different shapes and sizes depending on your need and how to efficiently aerate your water. This article will be …

What To Feed A Fish When Out Of Fish Food

Deciding on what to feed a fish when out of fish food depends on what is readily available or easily prepared beforehand. What you can feed fish other than fish food is determined by the kind of fish. Substituting fish food with their natural diet …

How Many Fish Can You Put In A 5 Gallon Tank

How many fish you can put in a 5 gallon tank depends on fish stocking density, target weight per fish, filter capacity, and aeration. A smaller space tank constrains the growth of the fish inside and will not be able to develop larger than the …

Raising Salmon At Home Using Aquaponics

Raising salmon at home using aquaponics is possible given the proper climatic conditions and enough space for the salmon to grow. Salmon spend most of their natural life cycle out in sea and return to freshwater to spawn. Farming salmon in a freshwater recirculating aquaculture …

How To Remove Calcium Buildup On Fish Tank

If you notice white salt precipitates in your system, these are signs of calcium buildup. Although calcium is not dangerous for your plants and fishes, it is an indicator for nutrient imbalance in your system. Aquaponics maintenance is crucial in ensuring that the system operates …