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Growing Root Vegetables in Aquaponics.

What root crops grow well in you aquaponics system?    Potatoes and sweet potatoes are often touted to not do well in aquaponics systems. I…

Started by Miguel Afonso

10 Feb 8, 2015
Reply by Dave & Yvonne Story

Harvesting Rainwater with Aquaponics System

We all know you can capture tons of water off your roof, and more often than not there is no way to store it all. There are also factors re…

Started by Miguel Afonso

12 May 31, 2014
Reply by larry poe

Warm Blooded vs. Cold Blooded Aquaponics

It is often touted that aquaponics should be strictly done with cold blooded creatures to mitigate the chance of spreading human diseases.…

Started by Miguel Afonso

17 May 30, 2014
Reply by larry poe

Perennials in AP

One of the main points of focus in permaculture is the use of perennial plants as opposed to annuals. Here in the Florida Keys, many plants…

Started by Josh

3 Apr 7, 2014
Reply by Linda Logan

Comfrey from aquaponics.

Hi,   I have been testing growing comfrey in aquaponics, and it does great.    Now the next question in my mind is how does one use this in…

Started by halemart

33 Sep 4, 2012
Reply by TCLynx

Mini Orchards

In an effort to produce as much food as possible from my land, I have planted a tropical mini-orchard that I hope will be the basis of a fo…

Started by Josh

7 Aug 25, 2012
Reply by Josh

Scaling Aquaponics and home urban farm for self sufficiency

We all know we can grow a ton of veges in aquaponics systems. What I would like to address are, what are the highest nutrient yielding plan…

Started by Miguel Afonso

12 Nov 27, 2011
Reply by Carey Ma

Natural Pest Controls

I have found that my aquaponics system has had very few pest problems. I think this is in part due to the health of the plants in my system…

Started by Miguel Afonso

13 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by Miguel Afonso

All About Tilapia

I have had many surprises whilst researching tilapia. For instance, many aquapons are reluctant to have algae in there systems, but algae c…

Started by Miguel Afonso

12 Sep 26, 2011
Reply by Eric Warwick


Detrivores have an important role to play in aquaponics. They take insoluble nutrients that are unable to be taken up by plants and make th…

Started by Miguel Afonso

9 Sep 23, 2011
Reply by George


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