Aquaponic Systems

aquaponic systems

There a a number of different ways that you can set up your home scale aquaponics unit. There is no real right way, however there are a few things to consider to avoid some of the wrong ways. Your choice of system should best…

Escondido Tilapia Farm

escondido-tilapia

Recently I made a trip out to Escondido, which is in East San Diego County to visit the fellas over at the Escondido Tilapia Farm. Out there they have a sustainable set up to raise Tilapia for local fish farmers and urban aquaponic fanatics…

Home Scale Constant Flow Aquaponic System

Aquponic Grow Bed

Here is example of a home scale gravity feed constant flow aquaponic unit that I set up in a front yard in Ocean Beach, California. The tank is a 750 liter re-purposed food grade cart dug 16 inches into the ground then covered with…

Backyard Ebb & Flow Aquaponic System

Gravity Feed Aquaponic Home Scale System

This is a home scale aquaponic unit that installed a our backyard. We repaired an old 150 gallon fish tank by supporting it with some treated 2×4’s and plywood. It is a gravity feed system that operates with one pump that pumps water up…

Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus)

Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus)

Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) are members of the family Salmonidae and are char native Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana and western Canada. Compared to other salmonids, bull trout have more specific habitat requirements that appear to influence their distribution and abundance. They need cold…

Golden Trout

the golden trout

The golden trout , is a sub-species of the rainbow trout. The fish is also known as the California golden trout and is native to Golden Trout Creek, Volcano Creek and the South Fork Kern River. Another variant, O. m. whitei, was historically found…

Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush)

lAKE tROUT

Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) Lake trout, along with brook trout, belong to the “char” sub-group of salmonine fishes that is distinct from the “true” trout and salmon. Lake trout inhabit deep, cold lakes, and are strongly influenced by annual temperature events within a lake….

Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Brook trout, along with lake trout, belong to the “char” sub-group of salmonine fishes that is distinct from the “true” trout and salmon. Originally found only in eastern North America, brook trout were historically so common in New York lakes…

Rainbow Trout or Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

trout in aquaponics

Rainbow trout are native to western North America from the Aleutian Islands to northern Mexico, but have been widely introduced to waters throughout North America and the rest of the world. They were first introduced to New York waters in the 1870s from fish…

Tilapia (/tɪˈlɑːpiə/ ti-lah-pee-ə)

Tilapia in Aquaponics

Tilapia (/tɪˈlɑːpiə/ ti-lah-pee-ə) is the common name for over a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia inhabit a variety of fresh water habitats including shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes. In the Past they have been of major importance…

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