Cycling and water chemistry issues

There really isn’t much difference in cycle time between methods (and the ways to “speed up cycling” really don’t do all that much to speed it up either, I guess people just like to feel they are doing something pro-active and that is a big part of the problem.) It’s the stress involved when . . . → Read More: Cycling and water chemistry issues

Aquaponics Source Water Goggles

What do I mean by source water goggles? Well I’m talking in the realms of aquaponics. Many will teach some hard fast rule or they will speak of a rule in aquaponics that seems to assume that the listener understands some particular assumptions about the source water of a situation.

(I sometimes notice these . . . → Read More: Aquaponics Source Water Goggles

pH and Tap water

I point out this bit constantly online, don’t feel bad if you didn’t know it, I didn’t understand it in the beginning either and really got frustrated with hydroponics because of it.

Anyway, when you fill a container from the faucet or the hose with water and immediately test the pH, you will probably . . . → Read More: pH and Tap water

World Water Day Aquaponic Farm Tours

World Water Day is Thursday March 22nd.

World Water Day

I don’t have time to prepare anything special but I’ll be home to give tours and impromptu classes/lectures on what aquaponics is and how it works. Contact me For address or if you need directions. You can pick your own fresh herbs and . . . → Read More: World Water Day Aquaponic Farm Tours

Supplements

Originally posted by TCLynx on AGC, June 2, 2010

There is much comment about what might be needed to add to an aquaponics system to keep the plants happy. Once a system is mature, it will require less special attention, however, new systems do often need a little bit of something something to help . . . → Read More: Supplements

Testing Station

Some Tips and Tricks to help make testing your water quality easier.

First, find a place that will be out of the way but still easily accessible. You will need a surface to do your testing and I recommend having an old towel to keep there over your work surface. This will wick up . . . → Read More: Testing Station

RainSaucers™ Pictures

I finally got a rain water tank set up by my tower system so Now I can show some pictures of my own RainSaucer™.

Rain Saucer

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Rain saucer 2

RainSaucers™ are a great way to catch clean rain water for your aquaponics system without the worry . . . → Read More: RainSaucers™ Pictures

RainSaucers™

RainSaucers™ are a way to collect clean water even if you don’t have an appropriate roof surface for water collecting. They are great for people with city water who don’t want to worry about the chlorine, chloramine or fluoride going into their aquaponics system.

RainSaucer™ on bluebarrel

I don’t yet have any good . . . → Read More: RainSaucers™