Symbi Biological

Category: Aquaponics


Aquaponic Filtration Redesign

Last week, we were lucky enough to have our friend Jon Parr of SchoolGrown come by for a visit. I had mentioned that our system design didn’t filter the water as nicely as I’d hoped. He suggested a swirl filter…

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IPM Redbacked Jumping Spider

Joining part of my Integrated Pest Management Team is the Redbacked Jumping Spider. These little guys sure can jump as you can see on the short video. They seem to be helping with the aphids. Every February as the weather…

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Nutrient Analysis with a Photometer

I’ve been getting my water periodically tested to know how I’m doing nutrient-wise for the plants. The system is working really well, but I wish I knew more about what the nutrient levels are so I can make adjustments where…

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Arcticponics

The system is at 53 degrees F. Things grow sloooowly in these temps. What’s interesting is that the water loss from the system is minimal.

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Tipburn in Lettuce

We grow several different crops. Lettuces, basils, kohlrabi, cilantro, sage, and more. Most everything grows swimmingly. Well, technically, floatingly. Except sometimes, we get some tip burn in particular varieties of lettuce.

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Growing Spirulina with CO2 enriched air from the Wormery

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Aquaponics: Efficient, Effective

For 13,000 years, we were organic farmers. We concentrated on caring for the soil so that it could care for the plants. Then the world discovered fertilizer.

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