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 »

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 »

Rainbow Trout Farming for Aquaponic Systems

This is an excellently written article by Elena Piana, an Italian aquaculturist working at Goatsbridge trout farm in Kilkenny. Background: Rainbow trout (latin name Oncorhynchus mykiss) is native of North American rivers draining into the Pacific Ocean and it is genetically closer to the Pacific salmon rather than the most familiar Atlantic salmon. The body is elongated […] 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 »


The number one issue in aquaponics is the uncontrolled reproduction of Tilapia in the system, which eventually leads to overcrowding and stunted growth. Additionally, if newborn fry somehow get in the grow trays they will start eating the roots of the plants relentlessly and will not stop until the plants are dead. Due to the […] Read more »