Aquaponics Systems Made Easy
The system of Aquaponics can be described as a mixing of 2 established techniques: hydroponics and also aquaculture.
The existing method of aquaculture is based on the development of freshwater fish within a closed tank system. Next to this is the Hydroponics system which is effectively the growing of plants using a water based setup and this system uses little or no actual base soil to assist the growing. If you put the two systems together you get a hybrid method which is what we describe as Aquaponics.
At this point you may be thinking just what is the advantage in using an Aquaponics system to grow plants at home anyway?
Growing and learning with your Aquaponics system
You will undoubtedly learn more about the finer points of Aquaponics once you start and implement a small system. Within the learning curve of your home aquaponics journey many will want to increase growing production and also multiply the fish stocks to enable greater yield from their systems. Aquaponics Tanks
Remember that you can easily expand your aquaponics at home system and it does not necessarily need to cost a lot of money. However, it is worth mentioning as a starting point that most small home aquaponics systems can produce, on a six monthly basis, upwards of 30kg of fish output where the recommended fish type will be tilapia, which are the cichlids family of fish, these fish are very hardy and they grow very quickly. The organic plant output based on a six monthly cycle could also be well in the region of some 60kg which is not bad for home based growing.
The things to take into considering when expanding a home aquaponics system is that you, will at the point of expansion, obviously require more space to accommodate the fish tank and vegetable growing area. Moreover, you will then most probably have to purchase an upgraded pump system which will facilitate the increased power of water flow required between the growing beds and fish tank.
I would like to say that building your own aquaponics system is extremely rewarding both in terms of satisfaction, enjoyment through eating your produce and even making money through selling some of the produce.
Please have a go with your own home aquaponics system and see firsthand that this method is both extremely productive and fruitful and it also gives you an excellent pastime in which will give you countless hours of pleasure.