- Jul. 16, 2012 -
According to Wikipedia, aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. It consists of two main parts, those are aquaculture part for raising aquatic animals and another one is hydroponics part, for growing plants. The nature of aquaponics is win-win-situation for both aquatic animals and plants. This is because the fishes will produce Ammonia, Algae, Minerals and Nitrates. All of these things should be filtered constantly to give the water always clean and fresh for fish. Magically, the plants will eat all of these things for growing. So, the plants will get the source of foods from fish, that’s mean the water will be automatically filtered by the plants at once. So, the fishes can grow in filtered and fresh water constantly.
Due to this brilliant idea, many people especially gardener wants to try to build their own aquaponics system at home. The problem is they do not have enough information and have no idea how to build the aquaponics system correctly. Without enough experience and information, they cannot build the home made aquaponics system successfully.
Helping gardener to build their own home made aquaponics system, the DIY Aquaponics guide called “Aquaponics4You”
will guides you how to build your own aquaponics system at home successfully. According to Aquaponics4You official site, the only energy involved in an aquaponic farm is electric energy to circulate water. That’s mean almost of your gardening expenses can be save and reduce. So you can save your money after applying this aquaponics system.
Additionally, you not only will learn how to growing your plants, but you will learn how to produce both plants and fishes, that’s the meaning of aquaponics, combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. So you have multiple sources of income if you decide want to sell your fishes and vegetables. That ‘s great idea right? Besides that, the aquaponics system uses only 2% of the water normal gardening does, this is because the water is constantly re-circulated , and you do not lose any to soil absorption. It will save you from paying high water bill if you build your large scale aquaponics system.
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