Plant Nutrients

Plant Nutrients

Plant nutrients are necessary for plant growth. Carbon and oxygen are absorbed by the leaf from the air, while other nutrients are absorbed by the roots. If essential elements needed by the plants are not enough to sustain its growth cycle, signs of nutrient...
An Afternoon in Ateneo de Manila University

An Afternoon in Ateneo de Manila University

In our quest to find and touch base with fellow aquaponics enthusiasts, Dean, Betty, Lani and I visited the Ateneo de Manila University to take a look at the AP set up of Jose Felix. Felix is a student at AdMU taking up Environmental Science. He is also involved with...
Aquaponics Diagram

Aquaponics Diagram

The diagram above shows how fish tank and grow bed are connected via pipes where water recirculates. Here you can also see the cycle where fish waste and poops are converted from ammonia – nitrite – nitrate by the nitrifying bacteria (nitrosomonas,...
Fish Tank Setup

Fish Tank Setup

Fish tank. 250-gallons or larger seems to create a stable system specially for beginners because they allow more room for error as things (PH, ammonia, nitrite levels) happen more slowly at larger water volume. It must be strong enough to withstand the forces of water...
Grow Bed Setup

Grow Bed Setup

Since materials used in grow bed setup is one factor in growing healthy and productive plants, you need to plan on the materials to be used when setting up one. What’s in a grow bed? – Grow bed. The industry standard is to be at least 12 inches deep to...

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