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Archive for the Aquaponic Systems Category


Look at Aquaponic Macro & Micro nutrients

When I first heard how aquaponics used fish waste to provide nutrients to plants, one of my first questions was how does it work? What are the processes at work that allow this relationship to flourish on both sides? I understood the general theory. The fish eat, the fish produce waste from their food, the […]

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USA Student Brennan Cross- Cairns Aquaponics Update

When designing an aquaponics system, imagination is the limitation. Structure and appearance are highly variable as long as the basic components are provided. The diagram below (figure 2) indicates these components as the rearing tank (where fish are held), solid removal, biofilter, hydroponic subsystem, and a sump. As the diagram indicates, certain aspects of the […]

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An introduction to Aquaponics – 27th of May 2017 CAIRNS

An introduction to Aquaponics – 27th of May 2017. For all those that would like to see several different functioning aquaponics systems, I have made available my time to show you  through my Cairns Aquaponics demonstration facility. Cairns is a tropical environment and there are many different tricks and secretes that I can show you […]

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Rosebery Middle School Northern Territory visits Cairns Aquaponics Training Course

Last week sore  another bus load of interested school students visit Cairns Aquaponics demonstration facility in Redlynch. The students were visiting Cairns as part of their school curriculum agricultural program and were very interested in building a school aquaponics system for themselves. The school students spent time learning about Aquaponics, fish selection, types of vegetables […]

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Aquaponics will showcase at Cairns Eco Fiesta

Aquaponics will be featured at this years Eco Fiesta or Cairns Eco week. ECOweek is fast approaching and its when North Queensland rolls out the green carpet … for you! From 28 May to 5 June 2016, green groups, environmental agencies and eco-minded businesses gather under the ECOweek banner to bring you festivals, film nights, fun […]

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Organic Worm Tea reduces insect attack in Aquaponics

 I always comment that the number one secret to Aquaponics is compost worms in the grow beds to reduce maintenance and to help plant function. But have you ever sprayed your plants leaves with worm tea to create healthier plants? Worm tea is easy to make at home and has the following benefits: • Worm […]

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Aquaponics on 60 minutes

Please see below for a 60 minutes article and video link to last nights story.   For many Australian families, putting enough food on the table is a daily struggle. And things will get worse before they get better. You see the world’s got too many mouths to feed and we’re fast running out of […]

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Aquaponics is great for the elderly

There are many benefits of an Aquaponic system that can benefit elderly gardeners. The most noteworthy benefits are the following No digging in the ground is required to create plant beds Very little watering is required for the system to function (save as much as 90% water) No chemicals are used in the process The […]

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Aquaponic Vegetables- what can i grow?

Getting started with aquaponics isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the plants for your aquaponics system. Most people think that leafy green vegetables are the only plants that can be grown in an aquaponics system, but this is simply not the case. My experience is that […]

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Getting Started in Aquaponics

Getting started with aquaponics isn’t as difficult as it seems all you need is a little knowledge, patience and proper planning. Here are a few things to consider when planning your aquaponics system in your backyard . Your Needs: One of the first steps before getting started with aquaponics is to decide how many people […]

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