Symbi Biological

Category: Aquaponics


Measure to Manage-Aquaponics Nutrient Analysis Report #2

It’s been a couple months since I posted the last grouping of nutrient analysis reports. Things are fairly stable as you can see. NO3 NO2 P K Ca Mg SO4 PO4 Alkty Na Fe NH3 EC pH Temp 7/20/15 25…

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Rainwater Collection

If you’re in California, the drought is something that is on everyone’s minds. The prospect of having little to no water is a scary thought. That’s why water wise farming methods like aquaponics are really getting a good look as…

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Let’s Raise a Glass!

This morning I was collecting some water to test with the photometer for nutrient analysis. Thought I’d share how well the swirl filter is working. Let’s raise our beakers for a toast!

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Swirl Filter Revisited

After a couple of months of operating the swirl filter, I really like the way it operates. I had to bump up my pump size to get a little more flow (8-10gpm), but it seems to keep more solids out…

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Measure to Manage- Aquaponics Nutrient Analysis Report

I gotta say it’s really fun to take these measurements and see how the system performs. Up until getting the photometer, I only had a rough idea of what was truly in our system. The little test strips can tell…

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Measure to Manage- Sodium

There’s an old saying, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” I sure know this to be true. Over the last couple years as I was learning how my system behaves, I constantly wondered what was going on in the…

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Aquaponics Redesign Revisited

It’s been a couple weeks since making the changes to the filtration in the system. We used to have a clarifier with a baffle which truly provided baffling clarification. It didn’t really do a good job of filtering out the…

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