Aquaponics Articles

Aquaponics Articles

Aquaponic Pioneer, Murray Hallam, Set to Come to Ingenuity for Aquaponic Retreat

Murray Hallam Set to Come to Ingenuity Innovation Center World famous Aquaponic Pioneer, Murray Hallam, will be coming to Ingenuity Innovation Center on September 15th, 2014 and will be presenting on a variety of aquaponic events over the course of three (3) days.  Ingenuity Innovation Center recently landed enough interest to bring Murray here to do…

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Introduction to Aquaponics

What is Aquaponics? The word Aquaponics comes from the joining of ‘aquaculture’ (growing fish) and ‘hydroponics’ (growing plants using nutrient enriched water).  This incredibly abundant hybrid system is actually far more unique because of the way it incorporates other living systems. Aquaponic systems have three main components – fish, plants and microbes. The microbes are commonly…

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Adopt A Growbed Program

Adopt A Growbed Program Ingenuity Innovation Center is looking to further expand our aquaponics systems and knowledgebase so we can help bring aquaponics to people all over the world.  In an effort to assist in the research and education development process, we are launching the Adopt A Growbed Program.  This program allows people from all…

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Living the Dream: Commercial and Small Farm Aquaponics Training Seminar and INDY23 Build with Murray Hallam Scholarship Application


INDY23
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Do you or someone you know have an interest in learning how to build sustainable aquaponic system?
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Chemistry in Aquaponics

Take from http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/information/the-nitrogen-cycle/ One of the most important yet least understood aspects of Aquaponics is the bacteria that we rely on and its function in the nitrogen cycle. I know what you’re thinking, bacteria (or “GERMS” if you watch a lot of disinfectant commercials) are meant to be bad, aren’t they? The fact is that there is good and…

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Aquaponics & Food Safety

Aquaponics & Food Safety

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When Death Comes: Weathering the Challenges of Creating New Aquaponic Heating Solutions

When Death Comes: Weathering the Challenges of Creating New Aquaponic Heating On November 2012, we traveled down to Silverton, OR to pick up 90 tilapia babies. While we were working on building out the greenhouse, we started our first prototype aquaponic system in our basement. It was the perfect environment for us to experiment with…

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Heat a Greenhouse In The Winter

Heat a Greenhouse In The Winter 1 of 2 The Low Tech   This is a daunting task especially after looking at the hard number.  We at InGenuity Innovation are about to go through our first winter with live fish and plants.   We feel it will only come through a multi-approach at dealing with this…

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Natural Test Papers

Natural Test papers Distilled water only should be used in these preparations. In preparing the papers the liquid should be placed in an earthenware plate or dish, and the paper carefully immersed in it so as to be uniformly wetted then dried out of the reach of acid, ammoniacal, or other vapors likely to affect…

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Columbia County Discovers Aquaponics

Columbia County Discovers Aquaponics On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014, nearly thirty people gathered from various local and state agencies and municipalities to discover what Ingenuity Innovation Center is creating.  The local gathering was inspired in response to attention that Ingenuity was receiving from Aquaponic Pioneer, Murray Hallam’s event.  Local economic developer, Chuck Daughtry and City…

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Murray Hallam at Ingenuity Innovation Center

Murray Hallam Set to Come to Ingenuity Innovation Center World famous Aquaponic Pioneer, Murray Hallam, will be coming to Ingenuity Innovation Center on September 16th, 2014 and will be presenting on a variety of aquaponic events over the course of three (3) days.  Ingenuity Innovation Center recently landed enough interest to bring Murray here to do an event after…

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Pushing The Limits Of A Greenhouse

Our fist greenhouse is 1440sqft. This is a mock-up of a cramped full production. Id be happy to get 4 rows instead of the 6 shown.

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How to Start Your Aquaponic System

How To Start Your Aquaponics System Get growing quickly by following these simple instructions.  Regardless of whether you are starting a small or large aquaponic system, we have designed the following information to apply to any scenario so that you get the best results.  Follow these steps after you have set up your system. Step 1.…

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How to Make an Indoor IKEA Aquaponics System

How to Make an Indoor Aquaponics System Steps Setting up the frame Plumbing Part 1: The standpipe Part 2: The bell siphon and media guard Part 3: The ball-valve bypass Finishing up Aquaponics is a method by which you grow plants and nurture aquatic animals together in a system that recirculates the nutrients produced, to…

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On-Farm Food Safety: Aquaponics

On-Farm Food Safety: Aquaponics

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What Plants to Grow in an Aquaponics System

What Plants to Grow in an Aquaponics System

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Sustainable Today “Slow Food” Features Ingenuity Innovation Center

Sustainable Today “Slow Food” Features Ingenuity Innovation Center The Center for a Sustainable Today met with Ingenuity Innovation Center in late June to film a segment on “Slow Food.”  Tom Hopkins, Vice President of the center and Producer of the show, traveled out with his film crew to learn how Ingenuity Innovation Center is changing the…

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Aquaponics Sketchup Design

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Ingenuity in Schools

Ingenuity in Schools Ingenuity Innovation Center debuted its first class in October 2013 for a class of 7th graders, not in Oregon, but Ohio.  Kurt Thonning, a science and technology instructor at Westlake City Schools, found Ingenuity online.  Kurt and his students had a huge interest in finding out what aquaponics is and how it…

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Aquaponics from Ingenuity

Aquaponics is technique that blends growing vegetables with fish.  This closed-loop system is highly efficient, yields more food than traditional farming and has virtually no waste.  This super sustainable system has been around for centuries in other countries. ….However, advancements in technology have now brought aquaponics to a new level in the West by merging hydroponics…

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Make your own Tilapia Feed

Make your own
Tilapia
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A collection of receipts. Updated often so check back.
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Simple fish feed

Home Made Trout Food Ingredients: Eggs Quinoa Brewers yeast Water Veggies Meat   Eggs and water combined in the blender, then blended with additional available items to add protein and/or nutrients. We add carrots, greens, pumpkin, meat or whatever is handy. This batch shown being made had in it: 2 duck eggs, 4 chicken eggs,…

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Adopt A Growbed at Ingenuity Innovation Center

Adopt A Growbed at Ingenuity Innovation Center Ingenuity is excited to announce that we have 8 growbeds that are up for adoption in our greenhouse.  With the addition of two new rows in our 1,500 square foot greenhouse, we are looking to find local people who have a serious interest in learning how to grow fresh vegetables…

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Introduction to Hydroponics

Introduction to Hydroponics Hydroponic Gardening is Simple and Easy Hydroponics is basically growing plants without soil. It is a more efficient way to provide food and water to your plants. Plants don’t use soil – they use the food and water that are in the soil. Soil’s function is to supply plants nutrients and to…

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Frequently Asked Aquaponic Questions

Frequently Asked Aquaponic Questions The following are the top 25 questions asked regarding aquaponics. 1.  What is aquaponics? Aquaponics is technique that blends growing vegetables with fish.  This closed-loop system is highly efficient, yields more food than traditional farming and has virtually no waste.  The reason why aquaponics is super sustainable and highly efficient is because of the healthy…

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Heater Sizing

A great deal of research has gone into heating for Aquaponics.  Where we live, we can have 40 degree swings in temperature.  Looking at all the options a mix of heating styles seems to be the best and probably the most costly at start up.  Most Aquaponics systems circulate water which makes it hard to control temperature. If you…

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2016 Living the Dream Event Sponsorship and Recognition

Living the Dream Sponsor-
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Ingenuity Innovation Center is currently seeking sponsors to help us continue to build the new training center’s amenities (such as compostable toilets, solar showers and onsite accommodations) along with funding additional scholarships for the 2016 Living the Dream Event.
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Compost In Aquaponics

Compost In Aquaponics Some aquaponicists are doing really good things with their projects. However, some don’t have a clue how dangerous what they’re doing may be.  If you introduce compost and/or worms into your aquaponics system, you run the risk of bringing in dangerous or deadly varieties of E. coli such as H0157, 11 of which can…

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2016 Living the Dream: Commercial and Small Farm Aquaponics Master Class with Murray Hallam

Living the
Dream
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Murray Hallam, founder of Practical Aquaponics, returns to St. Helens, OR at the Ingenuity Innovation Center to teach teach practical knowledge and skills around Commercial and Small Farm Aquaponic growing in October 2016.
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Guido EBNER – Primeval Code

In laboratory experiments the researchers the Dr. Guido Ebner and Heinz Schürch exposed cereal seeds and fish eggs to an “electrostatic field” – in other words, to a high voltage field, in which no current flows. Unexpectedly primeval organisms grew out of these seeds and eggs: a fern that no botanist was able to identify; primeval corn with up to twelve ears per stalk; wheat that was ready to be harvested in just four to six weeks. And giant trout, extinct in Europe for 130 years, with so-called salmon hooks. It was as if these organisms accessed their own genetic memories on command in the electric field.

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Literature of Aquaponics

Literature Cited Balarin, J.D. and R.D. Haller. 1982. The intensive culture of tilapia in tanks, raceways and cages. Pages 267-355 in J.F. Muir and R.J. Roberts, editors. Recent Advances in Aquaculture. Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado. Berber, R.A. 1968. Calcium carbonate concentrations formed by the decomposition of organic matter. Science 159:195-197. Black, C.A., D.D. Evans, J.L.…

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Aquaponics FAQs

My water has gone green. What should I do? Normally a problem in the first weeks of setting up a new system. This is suspended algae we are talking about, if you were to dip a glass into your fish tank and fill it with water then hold it up, the water looks very green and…

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Murray Hallam and Ingenuity Innovation Center to Kick Off First Aquaponic Training Center

Murray
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Murray Hallam, will be returning to Ingenuity Innovation Center to launch the first community supported aquaponic training center in July 2015.
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Aquaponics Articles

Aquaponics Articles

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Chlorine and Aquaponics What can you do about it?

Chlorine and Aquaponics – What can you do about it?   CURRENT METHODS OF DECHLORINATION   Passive Methods There are several passive methods for neutralizing chlorine. Operators may hold chlorinated water in a tank or pond until the chlorine dissipates because air and sunlight will neutralize chlorine over time. Operators may discharge the chlorinated water…

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Pump pond sizing FAQ’s

Pond and Pump sizing FAQ’s Everything you always wanted to know about water features and more! How many gallons are in my pond? The easiest way to estimate the gallons in a pond is to use the following fomula(s): For a square pond = Length x Width X Average Depth x 7.48 = Gallons in…

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