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An aquaponics system is considered functional and established once system cycling  is done, the nitrifying bacteria is established, and there are no signs of fish stress and plants' nutrient deficiencies. One crucial factor that has a vital role in aquaponics system cycling is nitrate.
Dissolved oxygen (DO) is one of the essential parameters for growing fish and plants and is critical to the bacteria that convert fish waste into nutrients for the plants.
Growing aquaponically means that you depend heavily on water, and in building your own aquaponics system, the source water is one crucial consideration that you need to consider. It is because water is the lifeblood of an aquaponics system. Through water, all the essential nutrients are transported to the plants, and it is also the medium through which fish receive oxygen. However, not all water is equal; water can have different oxygen levels, be treated with chemicals, or be contaminated. 

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