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Aquaponic Glossary

Aquaponics can seem rather daunting when first starting out. Even if you're a novice it can still feel quite large. Understanding this terminology will get you going quickly!

AC/DC

Acid

Aerobic

Air Pump

Air Stone

Alkalinity

Ammonia

Anaerobic

Autosiphon

Balance

Base

Bell Siphon

Biofilter

Biofouling

Biological Filter

Biomass ratio

Buffering

Carnivore

Chelate

CHOP

Clarifier

Deep Water Culture

Denitrification

FCR

Feed rate ratio

Flood and drain

Footprint

Granulometry

Hardness

Header tank

Head, head pressure

Herbivore

Hydroponics

Ion

Molecular nitrogen

New tank syndrome

Nitrification

Nitrogen Cycle

Nitrogen-fixation

Nutrient Lockout

Omnivore

Oxidation

Photoperiodism

Reduction

Soil-less agriculture

Soil tiredness

Soluble

Specific surface area

Stocking density

Stress

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