Nitrate is a key element in all aquaponic systems as it’s formation, and assimilation, is vital for the health of both fish and plants. Chemically speaking, nitrate exists as NO3-. This means that one nitrogen atom is coupled to three nitrogen atoms. It also has a single negative charge. that influences how it is transported. […]
Water - the lifeblood of every aquaponic system
Water quality is everything. Get this right and everything else should follow very nicely!
The fish tank temperature plays a fundamental role in determining how active our fish are. Fish, unlike mammals and birds, are unable to control their own body temperature. They are scientifically referred to as poikilothermic. Their metabolism reflects the temperature of the water in which they live. As a consequence, they will show a wide […]
Oxygen is the fuel of life and is critical to all fish ponds. Lack of oxygen is the number one killer of fish and characterised by fish seen gulping at the surface. It is essential for respiration and all fish will die if adequate levels are not maintained. All intensive growing on systems should really […]
A good understanding of ammonia is a great basis for getting the most out of any aquaponic system. It is a key element in ensuring healthy fish and plants. Ammonia is highly toxic and consequently needs to be removed. If allowed to accumulate in a fish tank it will quickly cause undue stress, encourage disease […]