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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All About Bead Media

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

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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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Endurance Filtration Challenge: Filter Setup Timelapse

Timelapse of re-plumbing the Endurance filter for our hands off 1500 Gallon Koi Tank: Endurance Filtration Challenge. This filter plumbing will run the outflow of the Endurance filter through the UV and back into the fish tank. Before, the flow was split with only some going through the UV and the rest of the flow … 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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