Aquaponic Fish Facts

Physical Stress This includes all the environmental conditions that we control for our fish, the most important of which is temperature. All fish have a temperature range within which they will thrive, and a wider range within which they will survive. Fish are cold-blooded animals and do not have the ability to expend energy to […]

Aquaponic Fish Facts2019-05-20T06:18:10-06:00

Aquaponics Fishless Cycling Revisted

Aquaponics Nitrifying BacteriaI first wrote about Fishless Cycling for aquaponics systems in November, 2010 based on research I had done in cichlid raising, and since then it has become a generally accepted way to start up an aquaponics system. However, over the past year […]

Aquaponics Fishless Cycling Revisted2012-05-15T12:12:37-06:00

AquaBundance Modular Aquaponics Systems

Anyone who has been married as long as Alan and I have (twenty one years in September) can probably relate to how downright freaky the synchronicity of your thoughts and words can be. It ends up that Alan and I have both independently described in exactly the same way our thoughts about what today’s announcement […]

AquaBundance Modular Aquaponics Systems2020-03-05T12:27:09-07:00

Aquaponics and the Tilapia Harvest

Aquaponics Tilapia harvestA few weeks ago the high temperature here in Colorado dipped into the 40’s and there was snow on the nearby mountains. It was time for the tilapia harvest in our outdoor aquaponics system. We decided to film the […]

Aquaponics and the Tilapia Harvest2011-10-24T12:29:56-06:00

Aquaponics and the Wonderful Worm

Worms are an incredible asset to any media based aquaponics system. Watch below and our friend Murray Hallam shows off the worms in his grow beds during a video shoot…

Here are just some of the roles worms play in an aquaponics system:

  1. They break down the solid waste from the […]
Aquaponics and the Wonderful Worm2019-05-16T23:36:04-06:00

Aquaponics Systems Full Summer Glory!

Aquaponic Garden SeptemberSince last week’s blog post about the Aquaponics Association was rather long and heavy (you are probably saying "wow…that is an understatement!") I decided to flip over to the other side of the spectrum and be short, light, and visual.

This summer […]

Aquaponics Systems Full Summer Glory!2011-09-05T12:32:01-06:00

DIY Aquaponics vs. Kit Aquaponics

The week that we launched our Bathtub Aquaponics Kit Alan took a phone call from a woman in the San Francisco area. She told him about her enthusiasm for aquaponics and that she was especially excited about creating an aquaponics system in her backyard using recycled bathtubs. She told him how she got the […]

DIY Aquaponics vs. Kit Aquaponics2020-03-05T15:39:26-07:00

Aquaponics Cycling and the Case of the Missing Ammonia

The mystery started with a late Friday phone call. A customer who had purchased one of our new Cycling Kits had added ammonia into his system, but nothing registered on his ammonia test. So he added more and retested. Still nothing. After repeating this several more times, he dumped in the entire bag of powdered […]

Aquaponics Cycling and the Case of the Missing Ammonia2017-06-14T13:58:12-06:00

12 Ways Aquaponics Differs From Hydroponics

On April 1st I gave a presentation at the Progressive Gardening Trade Association annual conference titled ‘Secrets to Selling Aquaponics’. The audience was primarily owners and managers of hydroponic stores.

When I was preparing and starting to think about the notion of ‘selling’ aquaponics, the first thoughts in my business school-trained brain were about target markets. […]

12 Ways Aquaponics Differs From Hydroponics2020-03-05T16:15:43-07:00

Aquaponics Tilapia Breeding

Tilapia Breeding by Kellen Wessenbach, White Brook Tilapia Farm

Tilapia will reproduce to the point of danger and even overwhelm the bio-filter if your adults are well fed, and the young can find any refuge in the tank. If hungry, the adults will often cannibalize to some degree, but rarely will they control their own population. […]

Aquaponics Tilapia Breeding2019-05-20T10:07:45-06:00