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Turning a Sow’s Ear into a Silk Purse

In “Aquaponics’ Biggest Mistake” we spoke about how the basic flood and drain system came into being – how it started off as a mistake and then became the subject of wilful ignorance – and then how it became the dominant aquaponics model...

Aquaponics’ Biggest Mistake

Most people who are interested in aquaponics know that Missouri farmers Tom and Paula Speraneo popularized what is commonly termed flood and drain aquaponics. For the uninitiated, flood and drain aquaponics in its simplest guise comprises a fish tank and one or more...

Sand Bed Lifespan and Maintenance

One of the questions that crops up from time to time is…..”Do sand beds need cleaning?” No form of so-called ‘aquaponics’ is a perpetual motion machine.  Every ‘system’ type requires periodic maintenance – and iAVs is no...