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By Jessica Day PF1010 Project Manager, Institute for Systems Biology Project Feed 1010 citizen scientists conduct their research with many types of aquaponic systems! The system you decide to build should be determined based on your project objectives, finances, and the amount of time you have available to...

By Gabby Alonso Senior at Glacier Peak High School 2016 Ambassador When my molecular biology instructor first asked me what I knew of aquaponics, all I could do was rake my brain for any Latin or Greek root word associations. I sheepishly offered that aquaponics had “something to...

By Radhika Dalal Senior at Kamiak High School 2016 Ambassador Arranging for Funding You’ve finally created the blueprint for your optimum aquaponic system. However, finding funding for your dream design can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to look for the resources you need. Don’t worry, that’s...

By Emily Kohl 2016 Ambassador Senior at Newport High School After setting up a hydroponics or aquaponics system, it’s really important to collect data. Not only is it essential to keep your fish and plants healthy and happy, but it’s also important in order to keep the system...

By: Sophia AbiEzzi (Senior at Eastlake High School) Overview pH is the unit of measurement of how acidic or basic something is. This means to measure pH levels, one is really measuring the number of hydrogen ions present in a certain substance. The pH scale ranges from...

By: Cable Warren, senior at Skyline High School   Have you ever tried to grow a plant but it ended up dying even though you watered it and gave it enough sunlight? Beyond the basics of water, light, and CO2, plants also need other nutrients. Nitrate (NO3-) is...

By: Peter Chou, Shorewood High School Class of 2017 Date: September 12, 2016 What do plants need to grow and survive? That’s a question that the average person could easily answer in just three words: water, sunlight, soil. But wait—you’re reading this because you’re not the average person; you’re...

By: Hyun Song, senior at Newport High School in Bellevue, WA Date: August 11, 2016 Table of Contents: 1. What is ammonia? 2. What is ammonia’s role in the aquaponic system? 3. What is the optimal level of ammonia? 4. How do I test for ammonia? 5. What do I do if the...

Nitrogen is chemical element number 7. It’s crucial to living organisms. It’s a necessary component in amino acids, the building blocks of proteins. While it’s common knowledge that proteins make up muscles, they also perform a wide variety of functions and are involved in virtually...

Within the aquaponics system, there are three main growing techniques that can be implemented: Media Based, Nutrient Film Technique (NFT), and Deep Water Culture. Media Based: The media based method consists of growing the plants in a large container filled with media, which can range from gravel to...