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At the end of any introductory aquaponics class that I teach, I always do a David Letterman style countdown of the Top 10 Stupidest Things I’ve Done in Aquaponics. This has been so popular that it became a chapter at the end of my book, Aquaponic Gardening. I think the obvious reason why people like [...]
Posted: May 20th, 2013 under Blog, Growing, The AP Life, The Aquaponic Source.
Tags: aquaponic, aquaponic gardening, aquaponic gardening book, aquaponics, aquaponics book, bacteria, cycling
Most of us aquapons know that the health of all the creatures in our systems (fish, plants, worms, and bacteria) depends on proper pH. We also know that we are targeting pH in the 6.8 to 7.0 range but that we don’t have to worry about adjusting it until it goes down to 6.4 or [...]
Posted: April 30th, 2013 under Blog, Growing, The AP Life, The Aquaponic Source.
Tags: aquadown, aquaponics system, aquaup, high pH in aquaponics, pH in aquaponics, the aquaponic source, water hardness
Using aquaponics as an educational tool is something that we are quite passionate about at The Aquaponic Source. Aquaponics is an amazing way to teach biology, physics, chemistry, ecology, and more via a single, integrated system. But when you add Entrepreneurship to the mix it is irresistible! So when a group of 9th graders from Honolulu, HI [...]
In mid-March we officially launched our new AquaBundance Aquaponics Systems and Aquaponics Store retail programs at the Maximum Yield trade show in Denver. Maximum Yield (AKA Max Yield) is the main trade publication for the hydroponics industry, and this show was unabashedly about this sector. If you have never been to a hydro trade show, [...]
Posted: March 25th, 2013 under Blog, The AP Life, The Aquaponic Source.
Tags: aquaponic gardening online course, aquaponics retail, aquaponics wholesale, max yield show, wholesale aquaponics
One of the challenges of growing in an indoor aquaponics environment is that we don’t have nature’s pollinators available to us. But is this a big problem for most aquaponic gardeners? It depends entirely on what you are growing. The only time that you need to worry about pollination is when you are growing a [...]
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