Episode 20: Water Quality in Aquaponics

Episode 20: Water Quality in Aquaponics

Show Notes Today we’re going to talk about some of the aspects of water quality that you need to know to monitor and manage your system’s health. Water quality refers not only to pH, EC, turbidity, carbonates, etc., but all of those things in combination. Most...
Episode 19: Microbes and Nutrients

Episode 19: Microbes and Nutrients

Show Notes Today we’re going to talk about microbes and the role that they play in your system’s nutrition. My goal is to give the overview that you need to go out and find the detailed information that you need to A lot of people see aquaponic systems as aquaculture...
Episode 18: Phosphorus and the Micronutrients

Episode 18: Phosphorus and the Micronutrients

Episode 18: Phosphorus and the Micronutrients Show Notes Today we’re talking about phosphorus and some plant micronutrients (not Iron, which we covered last episode). I will throw out the caveat that most of the nutrients that we talk about are not deficient in most...
Episode 17: Iron in Aquaponics

Episode 17: Iron in Aquaponics

Episode 17: Iron in Aquaponics Show Notes Today we’re talking about iron in aquaponic systems. If you have questions, check out the YouTube video that I did, which goes over ferrous and ferric iron in more detail. What does iron do? (1:17) Iron is an important...
Episode 14: The Nitrogen Cycle

Episode 14: The Nitrogen Cycle

Episode 14: The Nitrogen Cycle Show Notes Today we’re going to discuss the nitrogen cycle. The nitrogen cycle can be confusing, so today we’re going to explain it in a way that is simple and understandable. Before we get started, I want to remind you that...
Episode 7 – Microbes in Aquaponics Systems

Episode 7 – Microbes in Aquaponics Systems

Show Notes In this episode, Dr. Storey talks about: Microbes and why they’re important What microbes are doing for you How you can foster good microbial communities How to spot problems Microbes are the heart and soul of your aquaponics system. They mediate all...
Episode 6 – Plants in Aquaponics Systems

Episode 6 – Plants in Aquaponics Systems

 Show Notes: In this episode, learn about the role of plants in the aquaponics ecosystem and how you can choose a crop that fits your system.     What is the role of plants in an aquaponics system? The role of plants in aquaponics system is fairly well...
Episode 5 – Fish in Aquaponics Systems

Episode 5 – Fish in Aquaponics Systems

  Show Notes: In this episode, Dr. Storey reviews the role of fish in an aquaponics system, gives a list of the pros and cons of the 8 most popular fish in aquaponics, and gives inside tips on how you can choose a great fish for your system. How do fish work in...
Episode 4 – Types of Aquaponics Systems

Episode 4 – Types of Aquaponics Systems

In this episode, Dr. Storey describes what each type of system is used for, and how to choose a system for your use. Show Notes: There are three main types of aquaponics systems: Media-based systems  include IBC based systems and media beds. These are typically simple...
Episode 3 – Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

Episode 3 – Aquaponics vs Hydroponics

  Show Notes The goal of this episode is to give you a thorough overview of hydroponics and aquaponics, and to help you decide which you should choose.   Aquaponics: A form of hydroponics. Hydroponics: Any soil-less plant production. Instead plants grow in a...
Episode 2 – The History of Aquaponics

Episode 2 – The History of Aquaponics

In this episode of Aquaponics Academy, Dr. Nate Storey of Bright Agrotech dives into the history of aquaponics and how aquaponics has evolved.         Show Notes Where did aquaponics begin? Aquaponics is an ancient concept. From the Aztecs, who...