Aquaponics, What is a Grow Bed?

The Aquaponics USA Food-Growing systems have two main components–the Grow Bed and the Fish Tank. That’s where all the action is taking place. It’s pretty easy to see the main action in the fish tank. Just check out our web cam on the “Our Tilapia” page. But seeing the action in the Grow Beds is […] Read more »

Why You Should Consider Growing Duckweed

Duckweed can be used in several different ways. One of the most prominent methods is to use it as a form of food for livestock. Farmers use it for its high nutritional content and feed it to their animals in order to keep them healthy and physically strong. One of the reasons why this is such […] Read more »

Aquaculture Pond Construction

A few websites with nice information on Aquaculture and Permaculture Infographic: Aquaculture Pond Construction Use this visual diagram of an aquaculture pond to consider the best way to build your operation. By Rachael Brugger, Associate Web Editor; Illustration by Tom Kimball If done the right way, freshwater fish farming can be a great value-added opportunity […] Read more »

Aquaponics is the “perfect synergy”, using fish that will eventually be used for our consumption

Empowerment through Self-Sustainability & Food-Security Training, using Aquaponics & Integrated Growing! Aquaponics is the “perfect synergy”, using fish that will eventually be used for our consumption. These produce ammonia and solid waste. Beneficial bacteria then break down the fish waste and convert it to nitrates. The nitrates are then used by the plants as a […] Read more »

What Are The Easiest Plants To Grow With Aquaponics

Posted by Larry  in Aquaponics uses the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants with a recirculating environment to create a mini ecosystem. It combines the use of hydroponics-the growing of aquaponics plants, with aquaculture-the growing of fish. The fish supply needed nutrients to the plants and help to keep the water clean to create a healthy […] Read more »

Aquaponics: a brief history

The idea of combining fish and veggie production into an integrated system is far from new. Ancient precedents for integrated aquaculture include the chinampas of Mexico and the integrated rice paddy systems across parts of Asia. But how did we get from these sorts of ancient land-based systems all the way to backyard aquaponics? Aquaponics is […] Read more »

Aquaponics using IBC Intermediate Bulk Container

 This is some nice information from backyard aquaponics about how to use a IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container). One of many options for starting your own aquaponic system. Aquaponics is essentially the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some down sides, hydroponics requires expensive nutrients to feed the plants, and also requires […] Read more »