Why Biochar Is a Bad Idea in Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on January 15, 2015

 

What is biochar?

Biochar is charcoal created from plant matter.

It’s a great option as a sustainable nutrient-stabilizing practice, but can cause problems when used out of context in hydroponics or aquaponics.

Here's why: biochar retains nitrogen.

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Topics: Hydroponics, Aquaponics

Nutrient Cycling and Decomposition

Posted by Amy Storey on December 19, 2014

What is nutrition?

We all know the concept of nutrition for organisms. But did you know that there’s a whole field of study relating to nutrition in agriculture? Don’t worry; you don’t need to be an expert to manage a system.

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Topics: Hydroponics, Aquaponics

How pH Affects Microbes in Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on December 4, 2014

How pH Affects Microbes in Aquaponics

In our last post, we discussed the importance of microbes to aquaponics systems.

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Topics: Aquaponics

A Brief Introduction to Microbes in Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on December 2, 2014

A Brief Introduction to Microbes in Aquaponics

The world of microbes is so extensive and diverse that it’s been estimated we have identified less than 1% of microbial species. Our understanding of the microbial life in aquaponic systems is infinitesimal. Dr. Storey said,
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Topics: Aquaponics

Best Temperatures for Tilapia in Aquaponics Systems

Posted by Nate Storey on November 12, 2014

What are the Best Temperatures for Tilapia in Aquaponics Systems?

Before we begin, keep in mind that Tilapia are definitely warm water fish.

But there are a few reasons they are the most common fish in aquaponics.

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Topics: Aquaponics

Transitioning from Hydroponics to Aquaponics

Posted by Amy Storey on November 7, 2014

There are three ways to transition from hydroponics to aquaponics.

So you're growing hydroponically and want to switch to aquaponics.

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Topics: Hydroponics, Aquaponics

Aquaponics Resource Guide

Posted by Amy Storey on October 7, 2014
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Topics: Aquaponics

Announcing the Aquaponics Academy Podcast

Posted by Chris Michael on July 7, 2014

As you know, we've been striving for years to give you the world's highest quality information on aquaponics.

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Topics: Aquaponics

Solids Removal in Aquaponics

Posted by Nate Storey on January 31, 2014

 

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing, Aquaponics

Diagnosing Potassium Deficiencies in Aquaponics

Posted by Nate Storey on January 7, 2014

Recognizing Potassium Deficiencies

Part #1) Introduction to Potassium

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Topics: Aquaponics

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