Tag: science

What is CHIFT PIST in Aquaponics?

CHIFT PIST is short for  “constant height in fish tank, pump in sump tank”.  This is a very good idea for an easy to maintain aquaponics system but there are always drawbacks to any aquaponics system.  Someone has to still clean out the extra waste in the sump tank and since this tank is typically below the fish tank [Continue]

Introduction to Aquaponics!

Aquaponics? I have been reading about Aquaponics for a little over 2 years now and I am almost ready to get started.  Below is an excerpt from the Backyard Aquaponics website. “Aquaponics is essentially the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some down sides, hydroponics requires expensive nutrients to feed the plants, [Continue]

Benefits of a No Dig garden

Benefits of a No Dig garden 1.Easy to learn and do- you can set up a small garden in an afternoon yourself. 2.Low cost- most materials are free and readily available 3.Minimum of effort with no digging involved unless present soil is heavily compacted 4.Doesn’t disturb worms, micro- organisms or fungi in the underlying soil [Continue]