Acclimating Fish in the Small Aquaponics System

Join Paul as he prepares to move fish into the biologically cycled small aquaponics setup (see video on filter acclimation for that process). Watch as he gently nets out beautiful butterfly koi and releases them into their new roomy tank.

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Filter Acclimation

This article covers ‘fishless cycling’, a method to establish a tank’s biofilter using chemicals. Fishless cycling is recommended because it allows the fish to flourish and eat with stable water chemistry with as little stress as possible. The major drawback is that it takes several weeks to get a new system’s bacteria established before even … Continued

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Small Aquaponics System Parts List

 This video goes through the equipment I use to setup a small aquaponics system using a plant tower (for a smaller footprint). This will be a coupled system, where the nutrient water from the fish will run through the plant tower and back to the fish tank, forming a full recirculating loop. BBF XS … Continued

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Decoupled Small Scale Aquaponics System

AST is making a name in aquaponics! The system featured in these photos is the same Small Scale Aquaponics system explained in one of AST’s many educational YouTube videos, see video. This de-coupled aquaponics system runs on two separate loops, one for the fish tank and filter and one for the grow beds and aerated … Continued

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2018 Aquaponics Association Conference

Featured here, our AST Systems Designer Paul Begue, and one of our distributors, Ken Rust, whose company is Small Scale Aquaponics, traveled to Hartford, CT for the 2018 Aquaponics Association Conference, where they were able to share their industry expertise and learn from international industry partners about their applications for aquaponics. The conference demographic ranged … Continued

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The School of Aquaponics Visits AST Filters

Brooklyn, from the School of Aquaponics, decided to visit us at AST. This video is a quick introduction to Brooklyn and his Youtube Channel, The School of Aquaponics. We ask him a few questions about his background and why he got into aquaponics. Stay tuned for a tour! See Paul picking Brooklyn up from the … Continued

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The School of Aquaponics Bubble Bead Filter Demo [Video]

Paul, an AST Systems Designer, went down to The School of Aquaponics and demonstrated the Bubble Bead Filter’s features and capabilities.  Here is what they had to say… “Wow! What an amazing filter and demonstration done by Paul from AST Filters! He flew all the way from New Orleans just to give you guys … Continued

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