FAQS

Common Topics
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BufferCyclingFishGeneralGreenhousesGrow LightsPestspHPlantsWorms

    Buffer

  • What are “Carbonate Buffers”? How does water hardness affect my system?

  • Why would I want to create a buffer in my aquaponics system?

  • How do I create a buffer in my aquaponics system?

    Cycling

  • What is aquaponics cycling?

  • Why do I need testing tools?

  • How do I start the cycling process?

  • How do I cycle without fish?

  • Can I speed up aquaponics cycling?

  • I’ve done all this, but I still don’t seem to be cycling! What could have gone wrong?

    Fish

  • What fish can I raise in an aquaponics system

  • How many fish can I grow in an aquaponics system?

  • Can I put fish in my system right away?

  • How much do I feed my aquaponics fish?

  • What do I feed my aquaponics fish?

  • Is there an organic fish feed?

  • Where do I get the fish for my fish feed?

  • How do I keep my fish healthy?

    General

  • What are the benefits of growing aquaponically?

  • Is Aquaponics Organic?

  • How is aquaponics different from hydroponics?

  • Is Aquaponically grown produce safe from E. coli and Salmonella?

  • Can I grow outdoors in the winter?

  • Does an aquaponics system have an odor?

    Greenhouses

  • Would a Passive Solar Greenhouse Be Needed in Florida?

    Grow Lights

  • What is the difference between visible light and lighting specifically designed for plant growing ?

  • What do the terms “color temperature” (k) and “Lumen” mean?

  • What is HID Lighting?

  • What is the difference between MH and HPs with regards to plant growth?

  • What are the major differences between magnetic HID ballasts and electronic / digital HID ballasts?

  • What is the difference between HID and Fluorescent lighting with regard to plant growth?

  • What are the benefits of using T5 fluorescent lighting for plant growth?

  • What is the difference between T5’s, T8’s, T12’s and Compact Fluorescents?

  • What are the advantages of LED lights?

  • What are the advantages of Induction Lighting?

    Pests

  • What happens if I see my bugs on my plants?

    pH

  • What pH should I target?

  • How will pH change over the life of my aquaponics system?

  • How do I lower pH in my aquaponics system?

  • How do I raise pH in my aquaponics system?

    Plants

  • When do I add plants?

  • What Aquaponic plants can I grow?

  • Can I use potted plants/seedlings started in dirt?

  • Can I directly sow seeds into my aquaponics system?

  • Can I plant in my system right away?

  • How many aquaponics plants can I grow?

  • How do I pollinate indoor plants?

    Worms

  • How do worms survive in an aquaponic grow bed?

  • Do you ever have too many worms?

  • I’m considering a system inside my home. Will worms escape?

  • I heard that worms can carry E. coli. Is this true?

  • How do I get the worms to go into my grow bed?