Phosphorus Deficiency In Aquaponics

Phosphorus is one of the primary nutrients necessary for healthy plant growth. Luckily, it does not get deficient in aquaponics systems quite as often as other aquaponic nutrient deficiencies. Although phosphorus may be present in your system, the level may not be high enough for certain plant stages. Plants need more phosphorus during root development

Calcium Deficiency In Aquaponics

Calcium is essential for plant growth and strength. Without it, plants may show signs of rot, stunted growth, and could even die. A calcium deficiency is not as common in aquaponics as some other nutrient deficiencies because most tap water contains some amount of calcium. It is still possible for a deficiency to occur, however.

Iron Deficiency In Aquaponics

Iron is a key nutrient that both plants and animals use for overall well being and healthy growth. It is directly tied to successful plant growth and without it plants will become stunted, fail to produce, and potentially die. Unfortunately, aquaponics plant deficiencies like low iron levels are common in mature aquaponic systems. In fact,

Aquaponic System Components

To get started in aquaponics you have to understand the aquaponic system components needed and carefully consider the design, location, and setup that will work best for your space and what you want to accomplish. There are many styles of aquaponic system setups that can work in different applications. From small indoor aquarium setups to

Magnesium Deficiency In Aquaponics

Magnesium is a very common example of aquaponics plant deficiencies, and it occurs in aquaponics systems almost as frequently as potassium. In addition to occurring with similar frequency, a magnesium deficiency in aquaponics also closely resembles the symptoms of a potassium deficiency. Magnesium is also equally as important to the growth, production, and overall health

Potassium Deficiency In Aquaponics

Potassium deficiency in aquaponics is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies aquaponic plants suffer from. Both the plants and the fish in your system use potassium and pull it out of the system on a regular basis. Although plant food contains potassium, the levels are generally not high enough to maintain the needs of

Aquaponics Plant Deficiencies

Aquaponics nutrient deficiencies can become a big problem in your system, affecting plant growth and potentially ruining your harvest. Plant deficiencies are common even for traditional gardening or farming methods. Aquaponics plant deficiencies occur when various nutrients are not readily available in the water or fish waste used to feed the plants. Nutrient deficiencies are

Nutrient Film Technique In Aquaponics

The Nutrient Film Technique or NFT is a common hydroponic growing technique that has been adapted to aquaponics. The technique is favored for its simple setup and ease of use with many popular garden plants, but as with any system, there are some issues growers may encounter. The system operates by providing a slow, steady

Aquaponics For Kids

Aquaponics is a proven system for raising fish and growing plants that also provides an excellent way to teach children a variety of lessons. Whether you want to focus on learning key topics like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or you want to focus on responsibility, self-sufficiency, or nutrition, aquaponics for kids is the

How To Build An Ebb And Flow Aquaponics System

Are you ready to harness the power of the bell siphon and get your ebb and flow aquaponics system up and running efficiently? The following guide will walk you through everything you need to know to get started and includes plenty of pictures of my system to guide you on your way. My aquaponics system