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    Learn all the basics of aquaponics including how the system works, the different types of aquaponics systems and how to get the most out of your home aquaponics system.
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    A Quick Tour of How Aquaponic Farming Works

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    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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    Why Use Fluorescent Grow Lights?

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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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    The 3 Aquaponics Grow Bed Zones

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    In a media bed, there are three aquaponics grow bed zones, and each zone has a different purpose and responsibilities. The generally accepted standard for the depth of a grow bed is 30cm deep (although some aquaponics gardeners will use shallower or deeper grow beds). This allows for a more robust system since the...

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    Hydroponics VS Aquaponics – Which Is Better?

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    There has been many debates as to which method of gardening would come out on top in a battle of hydroponics vs aquaponics. In this article, we’ll be looking at the main differences between the two and if aquaponics really is the best of both worlds of hydroponics and aquaculture. What Is Hydroponics? Hydroponics...

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    How Aquaponics Is A Sustainable Food System

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    Our world’s resources along with our animals are rapidly declining in numbers, and we’re in desperate need of a sustainable food system that everyone can make use of. Aquaponics is one of the most effective solutions for this problem, because an aquaponics system replicates an existing natural ecosystem. What Is Aquaponics? To put it...

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    Top 7 Benefits For Aquaponics Food

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    Aquaponics has the potential to play a very important role for our future global food production. In modern times, it has become a way of life for many people as it enables growing food for oneself and the community. Here are 7 of the top benefits for having an aquaponics food source. 1) Organic...

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    Aquaponics System Design – Flood And Drain

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    There are several aquaponics system designsranging from the most basic to more complicated ones, and some can be implemented in your home and backyard depending on how much space you have. The flood and drain aquaponics system design is the most common for home use and also the simplest, which I’ll be going through...

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    Top 10 Benefits Of Having Aquaponics At Home

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    home-aquaponics

    An aquaponics system is a food production process which combines traditional aquaculture with hydroponics. The animals and plants in an aquaponics system have a symbiotic relationship. Effluents from aquatic animals are used by plants as food. In the process, the plants purify water for the aquatic animals. Aquaculture and hydroponic farming techniques provide the...

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