The Grove School DIY Aquaponics
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The Grove School DIY Aquaponics

Grove School DIY Aquaponics Project Last week the Trifecta Team visited The Grove School in Madison, CT. The Team worked with Kara Gabriel, a High School science teacher at the Grove who discovered aquaponics and knew she had to have it in her classroom. After introducing the idea to the students she reached out to...

On May 18, 2017May 18, 2017by
A Deeper Dive – How are Vertical Farm School Programs Changing Education?
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A Deeper Dive – How are Vertical Farm School Programs Changing Education?

We’re getting an amazing response since posting about our efforts to cultivate aquaponics vertical farm school programs (read it here). We are receiving a lot of questions asking about vertical aquaponics. People want to know why we feel vertical farm school programs are the right choice for them.   Rather than hiding our answers in...

5 Reasons for an Aquarium Conversion to Aquaponics
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5 Reasons for an Aquarium Conversion to Aquaponics

Hello again my fellow aquapioneers and aquarium enthusiasts. Andrew Ingalls here. Last time we asked, Is an Aquaponics System Right for Me? After this post we got a lot feedback from aquarium enthusiasts and school teachers asking about an the aquarium conversion. Is it really that simple to make their fish tank into an home aquaponics system...

On January 7, 2016February 19, 2017by
Is an Aquaponics System Right for Me?
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Is an Aquaponics System Right for Me?

Hello and Welcome! My name is Andrew Ingalls and as a new addition to FRESH Farm Aquaponics, Inc. (now Trifecta Ecosystems). I am pumped to start bringing you some epic updates in the world of aquaponics and urban farming. As the resident Geomicrobiologist, I do the research around here at Trifecta. And I must say...

On January 5, 2016February 20, 2017by
Aquaponics or Aquarium: Which is right for me?
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Aquaponics or Aquarium: Which is right for me?

Having fish as pets demands a certain level of responsibility from the owner.  Daily feeding is necessary. In addition,you need to regularly clean the tank, change the water, and change the filters.All to keep your pet happy which will in turn keep you happy.  Running an aquaponics system is a little different. Your fish are...

On January 29, 2014February 20, 2017by
How to Build a Siphon: Part 3
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How to Build a Siphon: Part 3

Hey there Trifecta fans. Today is the third and final post in our How to Build a Siphon series. So far we have learned what a siphon is, how it works, and why it is important in an aquaponics garden. We have also learned through yesterday’s pictorial how to build a siphon appropriately sized for...

On January 22, 2014February 20, 2017by
How to Build a Siphon Part 2
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How to Build a Siphon Part 2

Alright Trifecta fans. Today we actually build a siphon. So let’s dive right in, starting with materials we are going to need. 2 ft of 1 in PVC pipe, Two 1 in PVC elbows, Two 1 in threaded PVC males, 1in bulkhead, A 1 and 1/4in to 1in bushing, A 1and 1/2in to 1 and...

On January 22, 2014February 20, 2017by
How to Build a Siphon Part 1
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How to Build a Siphon Part 1

Hey there Trifecta fans. In today’s blog post we are going to teach you how to build your own bell siphon. But first let’s talk about what a bell siphon is and explain the benefits it will bring to your media beds and overall aquaponic system health. So let’s start with the basics. First what...

On January 19, 2014February 20, 2017by
Our Newest Aquaponic Project
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Our Newest Aquaponic Project

We’re Back!!! We are currently building a new aquaponic garden for another local farmer, because why should we hog all the aquaponic fun? Brenda Sullivan of Thompson Street Farm will soon be enjoying the abundant bounty of her very own hybrid-style aquaponic garden. What is a hybrid aquaponic garden you ask?  Well, we take the...

On December 9, 2013February 19, 2017by