Tag: Aquaponics

  • Creating A Classroom Aquaponics System

    Creating A Classroom Aquaponics System

    Why Set Up A Classroom Aquaponics System? Lots of classrooms have plants and fish, but not many combine them into a symbiotic classroom aquaponics system. When connected, fish waste provides water and nutrients to the plants while the plants clean the water for the fish. Aquaponics systems contain a complete nitrogen cycle and symbiotic relationships but are…

  • Fish Tank Aquaponics System

    Fish Tank Aquaponics System

    DIY Home Aquaponics With Off The Shelf Parts From 2012 to 2016, students and I designed, built, and ran an aquaponics system at Jasper Place High School. While the system worked well, and we learned a lot, it would be too cumbersome and expensive for the average home. So I started wondering, if I were to…

  • Building a Pond or Aquarium Biofilter

    Building a Pond or Aquarium Biofilter

    How To Build A Biofilter OR Life and Trophic Cascades Ever wonder why maintaining a fish tank takes so much work while natural ponds, lakes, and streams require zero human intervention? One word – ecology. So let’s take a page from nature and establish a biofilter to maintain a clean, clear, biodiverse pond. But let’s first…