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What is aquaponics? What is this podcast all about? Learn more at In this episode, podcast host and aquaponics expert, Dr. Nate Storey, discusses the basics of aquaponics and explains the purpose of Aquaponics Academy. Subscribe on iTunes: Show Notes Future podcasts will include information on: -Functional aquaponic system design -Plant nutrients and nutrient additions -Fish needs in aquaponics -Plant needs in aquaponics -Aquaponic biology What is aquaponics? Aquaponics is an extension of hydroponics, or soil-less growing. In aquaponics, plant nutrients come from fish waste instead of a nutrient solution. Who should do aquaponics? Anyone. From small scale to large scale, aquaponics is possible in many configurations. You can design and customize your system however it fits you and your situation best. The biggest obstacle to aquaponics growers is: The biggest obstacle is lack of understanding. The goal of this podcast is to address that challenge and make it possible (and easy) for you to build a quality system the first time, with no expensive mistakes. You can download our “Top 10 Mistakes Aquaponic Growers Make” here. We’re so excited to finally launch this aquaponics podcast. It’s a first of it’s kind and we’re going to pack as much value as we can into each episode. Remember, aquaponics can be an incredible way to grow veggies, whether on a small commercial sale or merely for your own pleasure as a hobby system. Because aquaponics is a relatively new concept, there can be a lot of confusion and hype. We hope you’ll take it upon yourself to always do your homework before jumping into any “magic pill” system designs that have yet to prove themselves and will just end up costing you time, money and your excitement for the concept. We’ll have more Aquaponics Academy episodes airing each week […]

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  • Yosef Leon 2 months ago

    Gat damit! I wish your videos has pictures and such of what you are talking about. How many people sit and just listen to you talk? Lets get some animation to keep interest! You have awesome knowledge!! 😀 Thanks brother Peace.

  • Andres Escobar 2 months ago

    simply amazing! thanks Dr Storey for sharing this information, this can surely stop world hunger and certainly its the future for feeding ourselves ,i am from el salvador central america and discovering this channel was like openning a treasure, thanks for this!

  • Camila Besold 2 months ago

    Thank you very much! I am from Brazil and I am studying aquaponics systems to build my system, your videos are very helpful!

  • Ruben Lopez 2 months ago

    THANK YOU!!!!!

  • stanvb vb 2 months ago

    What would cause the plant ROOTS to turn into a dark/dirty brown? The PH 6.0; Nitrite 0; Nitrate 140; Ammonia 0, from a 45 gallon tank containing 10 pan fish. The roots were white and healthy from a traditional grow bed (MiracleGrow bed). My swirl filter captures a lot of the solids allowing mostly nutrient water to enter my flood/drain system. Should I add nutrients to my sump tank? If so, what nutrients?

  • David Brooks 2 months ago

    I have a question about the health of a aquaponics system. My question is When your fish have a health problem that needs to be treated do the meds used to save the fish contaminate your plants and vegetables?

  • Suhail Agha 2 months ago

    Subbed doc! Keep em coming!

  • matt smith 2 months ago

    Hi,  Thanks for the great videos.   I have a question about disolved oxegyn at 7,000 feet.  what would be the max DO I could achieve at 65 degrees farenhiegt?   I am in flagstaff AZ.  IT gets cold here.   I am researching and planning right now and have found your videos most helpful.

  • Lenisa C 2 months ago

    I will be interested to see how well aquaponics will work in Ohio.  It gets really cold here in the winter..

  • TheScientist40 2 months ago

    Finally! A podcast on aquaponics! Great idea, Bright Agrotech! I am definitely going to be posting about this new podcast on my forum at .
    Aquaponics and vertical farming are some of the many solutions to global problems that I discuss in my forum.

  • John Richerson 2 months ago

    Dr. Storey!!!  I am in the gathering information stage of Aquaponics.  Your podcast is both timely and valuable to me.  Within the next six to 8 months, I am looking to put together a system that will provide fodder to our protein sources chickens (25) and rabbits (5-20) while producing 50% of the veg for our family of 6.  I live on the central coast of California and have about 6000 sq ft to work with.  I am very interested in future installments!!!  -John

  • Smalltowntexas 2 months ago

    I think I have watched just about every video that has been put up on Aquaponics. I have also watched all of yours from the very beginning. The one thing that sets you apart, in my opinion, is that your approach is informative but more importantly honest. I can’t think of anyone that is putting out more realistic information on these types of systems. Your depth of knowledge is unmatched as well.  I have friends that have systems and they are using your products like the Zipgrow towers. They are very pleased with them. They work very well. I am excited that you are doing the series.

  • Jimmi Jones 2 months ago

    Excellent intro and overview. I look forward to learning more. 

  • Nick Brown 2 months ago

    Can't wait for more of this! Thanks so much for providing all this valuable information!

  • uppanadam74 2 months ago

    Glad its not just me!! Cause that looks like my harvest!! LOL!!

  • Gullable 2 months ago

    Just subscribed. I have just started binge watching your channel. Will be moving to a 10 Acre property soon and will get started with some IBC setups. Thank you for sharing what you have learned through trial and error!!!!

  • Hope you and your family are staying safe with all those fires we keep hearing about.

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  • Neil Calliou 2 months ago

    Outside of the garden. I tried to grow spuds , in one of those DIY potato boxes. I think I got as much as you my friend. And that was the last time I tried to grow spuds. Lol. Mostly because they take up too much realestate in the garden. Anyways, Merry Christmas to you and your family Rob! And wishing you all the best for the new year!

  • Arthur Button 2 months ago

    Merry Christmas Rob and family and a Happy 2020 from us in South Africa.

  • Daniel Sanderson-brown 2 months ago

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, hope you had a good one. Happy new year to you keep up the good work on your vlogs they are so helpful and inspirational. See you next year.

  • Brendon Case 2 months ago

    Merry Christmas. Great time of year to get things done with some time off. I will be harvesting my first 10 fish tomorrow and a slight adjustment on the plumbing while the tank is empty. Then move the Jades that I got in September to the bigger tank. All the best for 2020

  • M King 2 months ago

    Merry Christmas Rob

  • Peter Montgomery 2 months ago

    Merry Christmas Rob and family!

  • bigwave fla 2 months ago

    Merry Christmas Rob, the patio looks great with the pavers. I can't wait to see your new AP system. I am finally starting my greenhouse ap system. Happy new year mate.

  • Matthew Stewart 2 months ago

    Happy holiday's.

  • Mitchell Krouth 2 months ago

    Good start

  • merry Christmas Rob and a happy new year, looking forward to more exciting clips in 2020