Red Worms in Vertical-Growth Aquaponics Systems

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In this particular video, Nate Storey talks about vermicomposting and how they use Red Worms in their recirculating aquaponics systems.

Here are just a few great reasons to use Red Worms in aquaponic growing systems:

– They reduce build up of solids via their feeding activities (helps with circulation)
– They help to increase plant-nutrient availability
– Vermicompost has growth-promoting properties that go above and beyond pure fertilizer value
– They can become a potential fish food

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Comments

  1. Thanks for posting the video. I wouldn’t have thought that worms would thrive in a media that’s regularly flooded. It’s very neat that the worms can “flow” through the system (clogged emitters aside) too.

    • Bentley
    • September 30, 2013

    Yeah absolutely, Mike!
    As long as there is reasonable oxygenation (likely a lot more in a system like this than in a swampy worm bin!) they will do just fine. I’d almost say something like this is their “ultimate” habitat.
    Gotta love how all these things kinda tie together (even the BSFLs could certainly be a part of the “big picture” as well – especially with wastes unsuitable for vermicomposting. I bet they’d be an awesome fish food)

  2. I have read about an aquaponics system where BSFL were surviving in a flood & drain gravel medium.

    • Bentley
    • October 3, 2013

    That sounds interesting, Mike!

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