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Can organic waste be turned into fish food?

The different organic waste should be tested, one by one, feeding them to the fish in small quantities and processing it before to have it edible by the fsh (maybe dedicate an old blender to pre-chew ...
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Can I feed Tilapia with Millipedes?

This looks like the yellow spotted millipede, which exudes cyanide as a self defense. Some people will smell the cyanide, which smells like almonds when handling these millipedes, though not everyone ...
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Aquaponic system doesn't grow the plants

(This is only meant as an extended comment. I hope someone with aquaponics experience will be able to answer your question. I have only seen much bigger aquaponics set-ups, outside.) I unfortunately ...
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What makes a food plant good for a small aquaponics system?

You can try lots of things but Swiss chard, lettuce, pickles / cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries and chilis should all be relatively easy. Leafy vegetables should generally be easy but do experiment ...
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Aquaponic system doesn't grow the plants

You didn't mention if you had done any Ph readings, so it seems like a good to consider the ph balancing process that aquaponic systems are known for, there is a ph plummet issue which can happen as a ...
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Can I feed Tilapia with Millipedes?

Tilapia will eat those. But unlike pill bugs or BSFL, I don't think they are particularly fond of them. Some of my tilapia (mainly wild-caught Mozambiques) won't eat them at all and those that do (...
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What makes a food plant good for a small aquaponics system?

Any type of micro-green is generally very easy to grow, but I have seen people grow tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc. As long as you have the room and the light required otherwise, you shouldn't have a ...
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What produce in Central Texas works in hanging towers?

Tomatoes sound like a good start, easy to grow and they like the structure you could provide.
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Can vermicompost tea be used with aquaponics?

I don't know if I would mix the tea with the aquaculture, maybe feed the fish worms instead? I think that by adding the nitrogen from the tea, you would just be adding more nitrogen to a system with ...
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What is the problem in my aquaponics system?

To determine if lighting levels are responsible, I suggest you put similar plants (tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans) into self-contained pots (using potting mix) and sit them within the same ...
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Is a sump tank necessary for my proposed aquaponics system?

You are correct in that a separate sump tank is not necessary. In these systems, the tank simply becomes the sump. The water level difference depends on the dimensions of the 3500 gallon tank As long ...
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Convert aquaponics to wicking beds?

No experience at wicking beds, but a couple alternatives: Can you circulate the water through an evaporative cooler? This could be as simple, as a place in the shade with a small pond and a pump ...
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Aquaculture from nothing

Why not simply get a food waste composter with earthworms? This allows worms for fish food, a place to make use of food waste, it gives valuable organic liquid and solid fertilizers that can be used ...
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Aquaponic system doesn't grow the plants

I had the same system with the same result as yours; my lettuce seeds germinated but later all the plants wilted. My suggestion, and what I have done in my system, is just let the grow-bed "mature" -...
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Aquaponic system doesn't grow the plants

If your system does not flood and drain somehow, it is to be expected that the plants will dry out. Without the flood and drain, the plants will have a hard time getting their roots all the way to ...
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