Using aquaponics rafts made of Poly vs Styrene

Here, at Lilypad farm, we have finally made the Cross over… from Dow blue board to LiliPad ™ raft. In prior years, we planted in the “dow”- blue board, cleaning them every 30 days on average using a gentle water stream and a soft nylon brush. These new rafts details are below: 2′ x 4′ […]

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Aquaponics belongs in the hands of the Aquaculturists

We had a great time at the Texas Aquaculture 44th Annual Conference and Trade Show last January 29-31, 2014 in Fredericksburg, Texas. It was a true honor to provide an overview of our aquaponics practice at Lilypad Farm and provide a point of view to the amazing group of Texas aquaculturists. Let’s start with the basics – SRAC# […]


How To Aquaponics: Planting Germinated Plugs into Net Pots

Germinating Seedlings We here take every precaution to prepare our seedlings and the Net Pot transplanting. First, we sift and blend coir fiber in a 3 to 1 mixture, allowing the vermiculte to remain as a binder. This allows moisture to remain making the roots develop correctly. Our germination trays are 72 hole square. Lets […]