Common Aquaponic Problem – Simple Fix

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One of the most common aquaponic problem, also seen in aquaculture systems, is elevated ammonia because it is poisonous to fish.  You may notice persistent ammonia levels in your testing but can not figure out why your fish are just fine, many start to panic and stop feeding, do water changes and your enjoyable hobby starts to become stressful.  This is what the common aquaponic problem is and how to fix it

One of the most common aquaponic problem, also seen in aquaculture systems, is elevated ammonia because it is poisonous...

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Wicking Beds in School Garden

About 4 years ago we build a wicking bed into an integrated garden in a primary school.  Wicking beds are very simple to build and the brain child of Colin Austin another great Australian.

Wicking beds have been widely used around the world in many applications.  They are very efficient on water and made a perfect companion to the aquaponic system without directly linking it to the flow.  Here is how we built this one.

This one was a very simple design which you can use any other materials you like.  We put a mineralization tank (drum with an air stone in it) at the end of the bed which was fed as needed from the filtration in the aquaculture system.  It was a one way trip and a simple automatic top up of the water (nutrient rich) as needed.

About 4 years ago we build a wicking bed into an integrated garden in a primary school.  Wicking beds are very simple to...

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Aquaponics Talk Back Webinar

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Thank you all for participating in our latest Aquaponics talk back webinar.

It was great fun and a learning experience for everyone.  There are so many fantastic aquaponic questions from around the world and it is wonderful to talk with you all.

If you have not already done so, click here and put your name down for the next session to be notified when it will be on. 

For those that joined us,  tell me what you got out of the session, what you learned and how it helped you.  Please comment below.

Thank you all for participating in our latest Aquaponics talk back webinar. It was great fun and a learning experience f...

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