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Designing an Aquaponics System

Thinking about designing your own backyard Aquaponics system?  When I sit down to design any backyard food production system, I apply a list of design criteria which includes: Safety…..all prospective hazards including drowning (particularly for toddlers or...

Effect of pH on Nutrient Availability

While the recommended pH range for aquaponics is often cited at pH 6.5 to 7.5, pH has important implications for nutrient availability. Dr Nick Savidov has expressed a preference for lower pH levels for this very reason.  He was reported to have expressed a preference...

Wicking Beds

Wicking beds  are the brainchild of Queenslander Colin Austin.  Austin claims that “the wicking worm bed is a highly productive growing system which not only produces food from limited water, but also recycles waste organic material to provide plant nutrient and...