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...

The iAVs Promise…the Detail

The iAVs promise reads….. iAVs has the capacity to produce fish and fresh vegetables sufficient to provide a family with 200 kg of fish and 1,400 kg of vegetables (fruit) per year in a footprint equal to an automobile parking space. * *Assumes a sub-tropical or...

Sizing an iAVs.

When it comes to sizing an iAVs, the first thing you have to know is how much fruit and vegetables you are going to need.  The next thing to know is the quantity of fruit and vegetables you can grow in a given space. Working out how much food you need is a simple...