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Chemistry, Math, and Aquaponics

When fish and plants (and bacteria) just doesn't cure your obsession with aquaponics, there's all this science and math to go along with it!

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Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2017

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Growth Hormon levels

Started by Kimberly Irene Lewis. Last reply by Kimberly Irene Lewis May 13, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm the past when I had fish I would change out the 1/4 of the  water every other week to keep the growth hormone low so the fish would grow faster. Once the water is saturated with GH they stop…Continue

Help with chemistry

Started by Bob Campbell. Last reply by Bob Campbell Mar 3, 2013. 6 Replies

I recently wrote an article about soil and how the nutrients cycle through micro organisms, and bugs.   I was able to verify most…Continue


Started by Bob Campbell. Last reply by Eric Warwick Jan 5, 2013. 1 Reply

I have not spent time to learn how to set HydroBuddy…Continue

urine powered generator from Africa; can it work chemically with something like struvite?

Started by Tom Cooley. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Dec 5, 2012. 6 Replies

My organic chemistry knowledge is too slim and rusty to tell how or whether this urine powered generator from Africa might be able to be combined with aquaponics and/or struvite making, but I thought…Continue

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Comment by Derrick Kerr on September 21, 2014 at 9:01pm

If anyone here is in Maryland, I just created a group Maryland Aquaponics for open discussion about the difficulties specific to our area. Please join me and lets talk aquaponics.

Comment by Bob Campbell on February 9, 2014 at 1:46pm

I often supplemented with cheated iron - either FeEDDHA, or FeDTPA. 

understand that Fe2+ is generally created by anaerobic bacteria and held stable by organic acids.  

But I read somewhere that bacteria in the guts of worms can also chelate iron, making it available to plants. 

I've been unsuccessful in my search for a reputable study, or even a quote from someone such as a Dr. or scientist of agriculture to confirm that worms do in fact chelate iron and maybe even other minerals.

I would appreciate a link to any study that I could quote to either authenticate or debunk this claim

Comment by Eric Warwick on August 10, 2013 at 12:33am

You're welcome!  

Comment by Eric Warwick on August 10, 2013 at 12:02am

Reverse the log by turning it into an exponential. You can google that, by the way.  Here, this might help.

Comment by Chris Carr on January 27, 2013 at 6:38am

Not directly aquaponics but coursera is offering (starting tomorrow) an intro to organic chemistry class, which will later be followed by a part 2 as well as a two part intermediate level. More info here :

Comment by Brad on September 29, 2012 at 4:15pm

Excel Calculator for "Rules of Thumb"

Have a look and let me know of ideas for improvement.something%20fishy.xlsx


Comment by Adam Vicknair on September 16, 2012 at 8:55am

heres an abstract of a scholarly article about nitrifying archaea found in chinese hot springs. note the temp. and Ph ranges these guys can hang out in.;jsessionid=2MgnocOT...

Comment by Gina Cavaliero on July 5, 2012 at 10:20pm

Great group Eric.  I always say math is fun!  So what's better than math and AP?!  :)

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on July 5, 2012 at 4:04pm

Great stuff, Eric.


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