Abbreviations and Terms
AES = Aquatic Eco Systems, http://www.aquaticeco.com/
AP = Aquaponics
APF = Aquaponics Fun http://aquaponicfun.com/ , us or our website
Apsfun = same as APF
CHOP or CHOP2 = Murray Hallam’s ebb & flow system design using IBC Toes. Means Constant Height one pump.
Deep-water raft system = The AP growbed trough in our FAP system. Water is 8” to 9” deep with a 2” raft on the water in the 12” deep growbed. The deeper water makes the system water temp and biology balance more stable.
FAP = Friendly Aquaponics
Growbed or grow bed = the place in the FAP AP system where the plants are grown. See trough & Raft
MS 64 or MS 64 and 128 = The Micro System 64 and 128 AP system FAP sells plans to use to build and operate an AP system. http://www.friendlyaquaponics.com/do-it-myself-systems/micro-system/
Net Pot = the flower pot shaped plastic container we use to plant plants into our AP deep-water raft system
Raft = the Styrofoam in the trough. 2” Dow blue Styrofoam insulation with painted top and holes for net pots
Trough = The box or “container” that holds our water in our grow beds, and floats our foam raft