• About Russell Brook

    Out of passion and commitment, I've set up HomeAquaponicsSystem.com to encourage and help those who are looking to set up their own natural and sustainable food source.

    A Quick Tour of How Aquaponic Farming Works

    by  •  • Basics, Fish, Plants

    How Aquaponic Farming Works

    Aquaponics is plants and fish working together in a synergistic and sustainable system to provide a healthy source of food. Sounds great right? If you’re still unfamiliar with the concept of aquaponic gardening and you want to learn, this short video guide by Mashable breaks it down nicely. The host explains what aquaponics is,...

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    TaoTronics TT-GL20 LED Grow Light Review

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    Taotronics TT-GL20 LED Grow Light

    Today more people are starting to take up gardening but not everyone has a garden or greenhouse to grow their plants in nor is there always enough sunlight throughout the year. Many people in urban areas have taken to using LED grow lights to grow their plants in their basement or windowsill. The TaoTronics...

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    What Is The Right Stocking Density Of Fish?

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    Many beginners of aquaponic gardening often wonder how many fishes should be used to maintain an efficient aquaponics system. There isn’t really a simple answer to this question because this is all relative to the size and type of your system, and your end goals. In this article, I will briefly explain the basis...

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    Why Use Fluorescent Grow Lights?

    by  •  • Basics, D.I.Y


    Fluorescent grow lights are efficient and inexpensive, making them popular among growers. In this article, I explain the pros and cons of using fluorescents for growing your plants, the different types of fluorescents available. Here are some of its plus points: They’re not expensive. As a matter of fact, they’re generally the cheapest type...

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    Why Use LED and Induction Grow Lights?

    by  •  • Basics, D.I.Y

    LED Grow Light

    You already likely know about LED grow lights due to its popularity with growers. Induction grow lights are also gaining in popularity and although they are less known, they are just as effective as LEDs. Here’s a break down of the differences between the two and talks about which one is better. Click Here...

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    How To Choose The Right Grow Lights

    by  •  • Basics, Tips & Techniques

    How to Choose the Right Grow Lights

    You’re probably confused about which grow light to choose for your aquaponics system. It’s quite a detailed subject that can warrant its own book. For now, I’ll provide a brief explanation of what considerations need to be made when selecting a grow light. Click Here To Check Out The Top 5 Best Rated Grow...

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    How To Choose The Right Aquaponics Fish Tank

    by  •  • Basics, Fish


    Choosing a fish tank for your aquaponics system is very different than choosing one for an aquarium. There are special considerations you need to make because of its correlation with the grow bed, both share many of the same requirements for materials. Here’s a brief guide to help you choose the right aquaponics fish...

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    Top 5 Best Water Pumps For Aquaponics

    by  •  • D.I.Y, Products


    A reliable water pump ensures that water constantly flows through your aquaponics system efficiently. Water carries nutrients from the fish to your plants, while the plants clean the water and returns it back to the fish. If this cycle broken due to a faulty water pump, your plants and fish will end up unhealthy...

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    Top 5 Best Grow Lights

    by  •  • D.I.Y, Plants, Products


    If you’re not fortunate enough to be in a country that produces the right amount of natural sunlight for your plants, or you decide to keep your aquaponics system indoors, then the next best alternative is using artificial light in the form of grow lights. There are a few different types of grow lights,...

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    Top 5 Best Aquaponics Grow Media

    by  •  • Plants, Products


    Grow media essentially replicates soil from traditional gardening, and contains all the same elements, so it’s important to choose the right aquaponics grow media to get the best growth from your plants. I’ve analyzed the bestselling grow media from Amazon and narrowed it down to 5 of the best rated branded products. Below the...

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    Top 7 Water & pH Test Kit Best Sellers

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    One of the common mistakes that lead to devastating consequences in aquarium tanks is not having the correct pH, ammonia and nitrate levels. This is often the result of owners forgetting to use a water & pH test kit to keep readings of their system. The following 7 water & pH test kits are...

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    Top 5 Best Aquarium Heaters

    by  •  • Fish, Products


    It’s vital that you frequently measure the temperature of the water in your fish tank. Failure to maintain the optimum temperature for your fish will cause stress, health issues and even death for your fish. If you’re wondering what the best aquarium heaters are, here are 5 of the highest rated and bestselling ones...

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    Top 10 Best Fish Food

    by  •  • Fish, Products


    Fish needs the right nutrition for healthy growth and the more healthier they are, the better your plants will grow in aquaponics. Our list of the top 10 best fish food comprises of the bestselling and highest rated fish food on Amazon. Purchasing fish food on Amazon will often save you a lot of...

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