What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants on the water while Aquaculture is raising aquatic animals such as fish in tanks. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some disadvantages. Aquaculture systems replace water frequently. On the other hand, hydroponics requires costly nutrients to feed the plants. Therefore, Aquaponics solve … Read more

Hydroponic Air Pumps

What are Hydroponic Air Pumps? You use a hydroponic air pump to pump air into a hydroponic nutrient reservoir. Air stones inside your hydro tub convert the air into small bubbles. You connect these air stones to your air pump with an air-line tube. The bubbles produce oxygen inside your nutrient reservoir. The roots absorb … Read more

Hydroponic Growing Medium

hydroponic grow medium

What is a good hydroponic growing medium? A good hydroponic growing medium has the following properties: Should be able to stay pH-neutral and buffer pH changes Hold nearly equal concentrations of air and water Able to hydrate and re-hydrate quickly Can be recycled/reused and is biodegradable Cheap and easy to obtain Lightweight and easy to … Read more

Hydroponic Grow Systems

hydroponic grow system

Hydroponic gardening offers a wide array of benefits. By choosing to garden without soil, your plants can grow faster. Plus, it can save you both space and water. Understanding the various hydroponic grow systems with their different techniques will allow you to choose the option that works best for you.

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Hydroponic Foggers

hydroponic fogger

What are hydroponic foggers? Hydroponic or hydroponic/aeroponic hybrid systems use hydroponic foggers to feed nutrients to plant roots via a nutrient fog. A hydroponic fogger differs from an aeroponic mister since the fogger produces fog ultrasonically and it doesn’t atomize the solution. A hydroponic fogger sits below the water level producing fog, thereby raising the … Read more