"If you want a whiter meat, and a cleaner tasting meat you should bleed the fish. This is done by cutting the throat while the fish is still alive and then putting it back into a bucket of water. This will flush all of the blood out of…"
Hi -My system is in definite need of minerals. In researching I keep coming up with a product called Eco Rose and unfortunately it can't be sold in Canada. Does anyone know of a good substitute? I live in a small community with not alot of stores and the closest thing anyone could find was something called "fritted trace elements" however the staff were not grasping how aquaponics works and no one could tell me if this would be safe to use.Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!!See More
"@ Bayy Quest
I use 1" 200psi pipe almost exclusively in my system because it's a good compromise between cost and size.
I bought my UniSeals on line from http://www.aussieglobe.com/
For bulkheads I use PVC conduit…"
I tried to find out the best way and so am grateful for the input. Never having been a fisherman, I'm new to this. Rabbits, mice and other farm vermin, on the other hand, I know what to do with.
There's a lot to…"
"I agree. Aquaponics is fun. I have raised koi and other fish all my life. I enjoy watching them, it is very peaceful. The gardening aspect is very similar in both systems, it is satisfying to plant something, watch it grow,…"
"@John - If you raise fish for food you will need to kill them. There are many methods. Some are cruel and inhuman. This link that demonstrate how to kill your fish humanly.
I have talk to several people who…"
"Our aquaponic situation is different in that no heating is required, so long as native fish are used. We change some plants with the seasons and gardening continues year round.
Gardening in soil is dirt cheap compared to aquaponics and…"
Jim Troyer suggested that the fish that I killed was doing poorly due to bullying. This may, or may not, be the case. I spend quite a lot of time staring at my fish (it's a great way to relax and it also…"
Do you combine different media, methods or even culture species in such a way that no rules or system descriptions out there really applies to you? This is the place to share, ask questions, learn and refine.See More
This group is to explore aquaponics in the context of permaculture. So how is your system interconnected beneficially with your landscape? Polyculture. Water harvesting. Aquatic ecosystem design. Passive heating and cooling.See More
There is now an extreme urgency in developing new systems to grow as much food in as little space as possible. The only problem with this is as man develops different systems they will develop less expensive methods but they will always sacrifice quality over cost, and I guarantee you this will be the case here.Look at today’s Agricultural system, they genetically enhance the seeds to provide strategic mutations that kill or disarms pests or blight, they produce quantity in less acreage too.…See More