Aquaponics is among the most well-loved and sustainable methods to generate refreshing vegetables and
fruits and, at the same time, sustain a freshwater fish program.
Aquaponics eradicates the common disadvantages of traditional vegetable gardens at the same time
enhancing existing closed freshwater fish programs. With this strategy, you will essentially be ‘killing
two birds with one stone’: fish thrive within the closed freshwater system while generating the vitamins
and minerals necessary by the crops.
On the other hand, the plants benefit from the fish wastes. As the plants feed on this nutritious soup, the
vegetation filters and thoroughly cleans the water.
This approach is incredibly sustainable and a lot of aquaponic fans across the country have been getting
great results with generating sustainable aquaponic systems that often create natural vegetables (organic)
and tasty, thoroughly clean fish.
Aquaponics is basically a hybrid of aquaculture and hydroponics: aquaculture being the process of raising
fish in a closed system; hydroponics being the raising of fresh fruits & vegetable in water only (no soild
whatsoever). Aquaculture + Hydroponics = Aquaponics
Why would people be interested in aquaponics? Listed are several of the major benefits:
1. Aquaponics doesn’t take up a lot of space.
2. Your crop in the end is both fish and veggies (or fruits, if you prefer).
3. It’s reasonably simple to set up your own personal aquaponic method.
4. It isn’t costly in any way to create and maintain an aquaponic program.
5. Aquaponic techniques are expandable. As your understanding of the system grows, you can
expand your system in ways to increase your yield.
6. There are aquaponics practitioners across the country. You’ll be able to network with others who
have identical interests as you, learning from them as you start out (and later you can pass your
knowledge on to somebody else who’s new).
Aquaponic methods is usually scaled up or scaled down, depending on your personal need of product.
A smaller aquaponic system can generate as much as fifty kilograms of new fish such as tilapia twice a
year… in addition to the one hundred kilogram vegetable yield!
If you’re interested in marketing organic veggies, fruits, and fish, you can easily expand your operation
to create a larger yield/harvest. Of course this will require more room along with an upgrade of the water
pump, but remember that they are just one-time expenditures with this technique of agriculture.
As soon as you have got the expanded program up and running, that is it – no more problems. Then its justa matter of maintaining the system so all of your plants and fish grow properly. An ample harvest from
an aquaponics method indicates the technique is clean and that sufficient time & consideration has been
offered to it on a day-to-day basis.
Nobody is too old or inexperienced to start their own successful aquaponics system. If you are wanting to
become self-sufficient, and you have a passion for getting things completed, aquaponics is definitely the
right project for you.