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Water in Aquaponic & Hydroponic Systems with Bright Agrotech’s Dr. Nate Storey. Understanding water is crucial for economically & environmentally sustainable aquaponic & hydronic systems. In this video, Nate helps you understand your system’s water needs. Bright Agrotech is the expert in vertical, high yield, space-saving gardening technology. Watch other valuable videos here: Connect with us in other ways: Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsKnow About Wick Hydroponic Systems – Water CultureOutdoor IBC aeroponic, Aquaponic, vertical tower, floating deep water culture garden all organic DIYStrawberry towers, aquaponic systemsNelson & Pade hydroponic floating raft system in the N & P aquaponic system, UVIUsing GrowGrips In Your Aquaponic or Hydroponic SystemAquaponic Farm – Hydroponic Gardening

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  • Bacon Le 1 year ago

    Nate, thank you for respond. But please give me your oppinion on solar water heater storage in a tank, do you think it will kill the nitrification bateria?

  • Bacon Le 1 year ago

    Hello Nate, 
    I have a question hope you can help. My fish pond is having problem right now of low temperature. 60 degree and my fish stopped eating. I am thinking of having Solar water heater. They will put solar on my roof and give me a tank of 132 gallon (my fish pond is 400 gal). So if the pump get water from my fish pond and have solar heat it up and storage in the tank, at night when temperature low I can run the hot water to the pond to increase temperature. I don't know if I will have any problem with the nitrification bacteria. Because if the solar boil the water up too high in temperature, i don't know if it will kill my nitrification bacteria?

  • Kareema Ahmad-Shaheed 1 year ago

    Understanding water is crucial for economically & environmentally sustainable aquaponic & hydronic systems. In this #video, Nate helps you understand your system's water needs.

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    Hi Scott,
    You bet. I'll try to knock out a video on feeding this week.

  • Scott Baker 1 year ago

    Nate, could you detail those fish feeders above your tanks in the video?

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    We recommend 1 lb of fish per 10 gallons of water for happy fish!

  • Vishal Patel 1 year ago

    How do you figure out how much water is needed to keep the fish happy?

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    They're poly aquaculture tanks. You can find several sites online that sell them. just google polyethylene aquaculture tanks and plenty will come up.

  • alntht 1 year ago

    Great videos. I was wondering where you got/how you made those blue fish tanks. I've been looking around, but finding mostly info on building wooden tanks and such. Any info on that would be awesome. Thanks!

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    Nitrification is usually attributed to Nitrobacter and Nitrosomonas species, however there are lots of different bacteria that do this type of work in these systems. All of our bacteria colonized our system naturally and over time. We don't use microbe supplements/additions. These bacteria exist just about everywhere in the world, so no matter where you start your system, they'll show up.

  • The KlezmerTube 1 year ago

    What is the name of the bacteria used in the settle tanks?

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    We typically run between 20-40 ppm, but you can run it at as high as 160 ppm and your fish shouldn't have any problems. It's best not to get it that high however. Plants use nitrates throughout that range.

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    That's pretty cool, but in our systems our fish serve a very utilitarian purpose. There are a lot of people that are using tropical or ornamental fish in their systems and they seem to love them/do very well.

  • RevCTR 1 year ago

    I think you could pull it off using more "designer" fish. I'm starting a 30gal tank this week and will be trying pleco, (6.5 ph, a lil warm 72f low end and can be fed from the garden and algae) some of the breeds are fairly pricey (zebra pleco=$400+) and might do really well in a good aquaponic system

  • Mrelevatorman 1 year ago

    Thank you for producing such informative videos. My question is how much nitrates do you typically have in your fish tanks and what are the maximums levels your plants use?

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    Hey Caleb, those are some automatic fish feeders we have rigged up.

  • Caleb Burnett 1 year ago

    What are those vertical buckets over your fish tanks at 1:11?

  • Bright Agrotech 1 year ago

    There's nothing wrong with focusing on the aquaculture (growing fish) side of production; however, from a small farmer' pocketbook point of view, it's simply impossible to be economically sustainable by raising fish for profit (at least at this time). The fish market is flooded by cheap, unsustainable fish farms across the world and as a small producer, we'll never be able to compete with the dirt cheap prices. Not sure what you mean about "green" production, sorry.