What is fishless cycling? This article is all about the relatively new technique of fishless cycling. This is intended to help fish keepers avoid what is generally known as New Tank Syndrome. As the name implies it is only applicable to new tanks that have recently been stocked with fish.. The technique of fishless cycling […]
Pond Filtration Systems
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. Filtration is an essential component of all successful aquaponic systems.
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 […]
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. Consequently they have a key role to play when determining the success of an aquaponic system. Aquaponics bacteria form a diverse and complex community […]
Do you want the good news, or the bad? Well the good news is, fish poo should provide all the nutrients your plants require in any aquaponic system. The bad news is, if fish poo is allowed to accumulate it will almost certainly eventually kill your fish. It’s all a matter of balance – once […]
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’s importance helps explain why biofilters are such an essential component of these systems. What is Nitrogen Gaseous nitrogen is all around us, making up 78% of […]