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Feed Rate to Grow Space Calculator

Brief Overview of Feed rate to Grow space Calculations

Hello! Welcome

If you have found your way here, then you are probably asking yourself the same question that many ask when they begin planning their aquaponic system, “How many fish do I need?”. This can sometimes be confusing as you will see […]

Feed Rate to Grow Space Calculator2020-03-12T14:51:03-06:00

Salt Addition Calculator

Overview of Salt in use Aquaponics

Salinity is used to expresses the total salts in a substance; the salinity of water can be measured using a handheld Seawater refractometer or a digital salinity meter. Salinity tolerances vary among aquatic species, though even most freshwater fish prefer some salinity. Salt in the water helps regulate osmatic […]

Salt Addition Calculator2019-08-06T12:49:32-06:00

Grow Media Calculator

How to choose the proper growing media

Welcome, today we will go over how to select the correct grow media for your aquaponic system. Grow media comes in several shapes and sizes made with various materials with numerous different properties; often several types are blended. The final product must provide four characteristics to ensure proper […]

Grow Media Calculator2019-06-14T08:38:33-06:00

Iron Additions Calculator

Brief Overview of Iron in Aquaponics

Iron (Fe) is an essential element for plant development which is typically limiting in aquaponic systems.

Iron requirements and toxicities of fish vary by species though in general, these levels are much higher than what we require in aquaponics. Iron may be added to feed in various forms to meet […]

Iron Additions Calculator2019-08-06T21:48:27-06:00