Fish ammonia, if allowed to accumulate in a tank, can quickly rise to lethal levels. The best method of preventing this from happening is to cultivate a healthy population of filter bacteria. Ammonia oxidising bacteria, AOB, also know as nitrifiers, will feed on this ammonia and convert it into far less toxic nitrate. The latter […]
A living, breathing community of microorganisms that provides the driving force behind the purification of fish waste. The production of essential plant nutrients encourages the growth and health of your chosen crops.
The bacterial communities that live in our grow beds play an essential role in the operations of all aquaponic systems. They remove fish ammonia and supply essential nutrients to the plants. Aquaponics bacteria form a diverse and complex community of microorganisms unique to each individual system. The Nitrogen Cycle is a complex web of relationships […]
Do you want the good news, or the bad? Well the good news is, fish poo should provide all the nutrients your plants require. The bad news is, if fish poo is allowed to accumulate it will almost certainly kill your fish. It’s all a matter of balance – once again! Fortunately, it’s a balance […]
The Nitrogen Cycle plays an essential role in all aquaponic systems, ponds and aquaria. Nearly all recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) also rely on it to maintain healthy fish. It helps explain why biofilters are such an essential component of these systems. Gaseous nitrogen is all around us, making up 78% of the Earth’s atmosphere. It […]