How to Properly Execute Water Change Without Harming my Aquaponic System

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You might not have ever expected to have to change the water in aquaponics, but part of cleaning aquaponics setups is keeping up with water quality. An aquaponic water change is a useful tool for preserving the conditions your fish need to stay happy and healthy. To know when a water change is necessary, it’s helpful to test your water …

What are the Benefits of a Swirl Filter?

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If you’re new to aquaponics or your setup is struggling a bit, you might be thinking of adding a swirl filter. Unlike other aquaponics filters, a DIY aquaponic swirl filter is designed specifically for removing the solid waste from your system. Where biofilters focus more on giving nutrient cycling bacteria a place to colonize, a swirl filter removes the other …

Do I Need a Biofilter for my Aquaponic System?

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Do I need a Biofilter for my aquaponic system? Yes, in aquaponics a biofilter is used to filter bacteria to turn the ammonia from your fish poop into plant food. Microorganisms consume the waste and excrete nitrites and finally nitrates. Even with the most basic of research into the aquaponics world, it can be hard to avoid the word: biofilter. …

How to Raise Rainbow Trout in Aquaponics

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Rainbow trout do well in an aquaponics system, especially in a colder climate are preferred environmental conditions, oxygen level, diet and more tips for trout. In aquaponics rainbow trout like oxygen levels of 5.5ppm, they are also carnivorous eaters. Any time when the water for trout goes above 77 degrees we are looking at an aquaponics apocalypse. In this article, …