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

Mixing Hydroponic Nutrients

Posted by Amy Storey on January 9, 2015

So you have a hydroponics system...

But how do you fertilize it?

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Topics: Hydroponics

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

Hydroponics Resource Guide

Posted by Amy Storey on December 15, 2014

 

Your go-go hydroponics resource guide

Building a hydroponics system can be overwhelming at times.

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Topics: Hydroponics

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

Benefits to Teaching Hydroponics in the Classroom

Posted by Perry Baptista on August 15, 2014
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Topics: In the Classroom, Hydroponics

The Best Hydroponic Nutrients For Your System

Posted by Amy Storey on June 25, 2014

How to choose a hydroponic fertilizer

Hydroponics systems require a carefully crafted fertilizer, or nutrient solution, to grow optimally. Choosing the right nutrient solution is key to system health and production.

If you are starting a hydroponic system, or switching nutrient solutions, you'll want to take several factors into consideration.

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Topics: Hydroponics

Recirculating and Flow to Waste Hydroponics

Posted by Perry Baptista on June 13, 2014

Recirculating and flow to waste hydroponics

There are two major forms of hydroponic production systems:

1. Recirculating hydroponic systems

2. Flow to waste hydroponic systems.

Both recirculating systems and flow to waste have their pros and cons, however, and today we're going to look at each type of system.

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Topics: Setup & Plumbing, Hydroponics

What is Hydroponics? A Brief Introduction

Posted by Amy Storey on May 23, 2014
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Topics: Hydroponics

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