How to Acclimate Fish in the Small Aquaponics System
Part 1: Standard Bead Media vs. Enhanced Nitrification Media This video covers the two types of bead filter media, standard bead media and enhanced nitrification bead media. Paul reviews the surface area, and the filtration capture of bead media. Studies have shown that our bead filters capture 100% of particles greater than 50 microns and … Continued
This article covers ‘fishless cycling’, a method to establish a tank’s biofilter using chemicals. Fishless cycling allows the fish to flourish and eat with stable water chemistry with as little stress as possible. The major drawback is it takes several weeks to get a new system’s bacteria established before acquiring fish. New tanks with fish … Continued
The PolyGeyser filter is a breakthrough in filter technology. It is very different from most filters on the market due to its auto-pneumatic backwash mechanism. Water enters below the bed of enhanced nitrification media and travels upward through the filtration chamber where mechanical and biological filtration take place. Simultaneously, air is introduced into the charge … Continued
Have a new tank and aren’t sure how to install uniseals? No problem, Paul walks you through how to select your hole size and drill the tank.
Paul shows you how to install a pressure gauge on your plumbing. To measure hull pressure, the gauge should be installed after the pump but before the filter inlet. A rise in pressure indicates that your bead bed needs to be backwashed. Remember, AST filters should not be overpressurized; this can cause shortened filter … Continued
Using our patented Polygeyser automatic backwashing technology with our new Endurance filter design, a special assembly called the pneumatic sludge discharge (PSD) can lift the previously backwashed solids up and out of the filter to breakdown in mineralization for Aquaponics. Watch videos to learn more.
In this type of system, the wastewater does not recirculate back to the fish. This is made possible by our sludge concentrating PolyGeyser® technology that releases dense nutrient-rich water to nourish your plants. The main benefit of a decoupled system is risk mitigation. Decoupled systems are lifesaving in the event of an issue with either … Continued
This is a closed loop where the water recirculates within the system. The water travels through the fish tank, filtration, plant component, and back to the fish tank in a continuous loop. This is the most common aquaponics methodology but comes with some risk. With a recirculating system your treatment options for sick fish or … Continued