5 Simple Tips for Setting up an Aquaponics System

aquaponics guideSetting up an aquaponics system is quite an easy task, but it does require some basic knowledge of aquaponics. Below you will find 5 essential things which you should know in order to obtain fantastic results.

Location

First, find the right location for your aquaponics system. This is extremely important for the development of the plants and the fish. The room temperature should not be too high or too low, there should be enough light for the plants to prepare their food, and you should make sure that no draft or extreme conditions can reach them.

Also, make sure that no harmful chemical substances can get inside the water that will kill both your fish and your plants.

Oxygenize The Water

Second, you need to oxygenize the water on a daily basis to make sure your fish have all the “comfort” they need. The happier your fish are, the better your system will work!

Select the right fish

Third, select the right fish. The aquaponics system works well with almost all types, but some states do not allow you to grow whatever type of fish you want. Check with your state law about the fish you want before you start your aquaponics system.

Waist level

Fourth, in order to make the harvest much easier, you should place the pots or the entire system at waist level. This way you will not have to bend over, and the daily care routine will be much easier and more enjoyable for you.

Proper nutrients

Fifth, don’t be discouraged if your fish aren’t providing all the nutrients needed for your plants. If the quantity is lower than what the plants need, then you will have to supply them with the respective substances. In most cases you will need to add iron, calcium carbonate, or potassium carbonate.

Aquaponics is an easy activity which will provide you with the necessary vegetables and fish in a short amount of time. Just follow the tips mentioned above and you will have great success in your attempt to grow organic food in your home.

If you want more details on how to make your own aquaponics system I recommend this guide.

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