Benefits of Aquaponics as a Sustainable Food Source

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 What are the benefits of aquaponics as a sustainable food source? Aquaponics has many advantages that make it more efficient and sustainable than traditional agriculture. Benefits of aquaponics is it uses about 90% less water than soil farming and can produce 8 to 10 times more food in an equivalent area.  It Conserves Precious Resources A significant benefit of aquaponics …

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. …