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Nutrient Deficiencies not related to NPK, pH

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yaacov Levi May 25. 2 Replies

I'm slightly new to aquaponics. I worked on an aquaponics farm for a couple semesters in college, not in too intense of a capacity. Mostly maintanance and monitoring. But I have my degree in soil…Continue

 

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Yaacov Levi replied to john's discussion Nutrient Deficiencies not related to NPK, pH
"I have never had a shortage of silica, most media was sand, be interesting to hear if anyone else has. FWIW, I have fish farmed in Fla, Mo, Israel, and now beginning in northern Mi."
May 25
TCLynx replied to john's discussion Nutrient Deficiencies not related to NPK, pH
"In media based systems with river rock or some other natural stone or perhaps even expanded slate or shale, the media may well provide enough silica.  I'm not sure but I suspect that the coco coir used by some people for their seedlings…"
Apr 19
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Nutrient Deficiencies not related to NPK, pH

I'm slightly new to aquaponics. I worked on an aquaponics farm for a couple semesters in college, not in too intense of a capacity. Mostly maintanance and monitoring. But I have my degree in soil science and when growing in soil a lot of nutrients tend to get over looked. I feel like there is most definitely this chance to happen, most specifically with silicon.How to people ensure that enough silicon gets into their plants? I'm not an expert on fish or fish food, but I don't think that fish…See More
Apr 18
john replied to Kobus Jooste's discussion Holy grail for aquaponic production
"try growing non food plants, like jasmine, lavander, rosemary etc or like a purely wild plant that needs like a 100 foot long taproot or something. artimesia tridentata or any other artimesia sp."
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