Basic Knowledge to Start an Aquaponic System

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If you are thinking of setting up your own aquaponic system but still not sure what this requires, then here are some things which will help you understand better its requirements.

A Combined System

The first thing you will need to know about this system is that it combines the principles of aquaculture with those of hydroponic gardening, thus resulting in a new, highly effective way of growing plants and fish at the same time. With a tank of no more than 20 square feet and some netted pots you will be able to grow enough plants to supply your entire family.

Relies on Fish

Because this system heavily relies on fishes (they are the ones providing the food for the plants), you will need to take good care of them in order for the system to give good results. This means that you will need to make sure that the water has the appropriate temperature, PH level, and light, as well as the necessary amount of oxygen to accommodate the fish. Basically, monitoring the water and feeding the fish is all that you will have to do in order to grow plants in the aquaponic garden.

No Back Strain

The great thing about this type of gardening is that you will not need to bend to take care of the plants. Placing the fish tank and the netting pots at the waist level will make all activities you need to do easier and more enjoyable. No more digging, bending or stretching your back, or crawling on your knees to pull weeds. You will have everything you need at arms’ reach.

The aquaponic system is suitable for any age as well as for people with any type of activity. It requires little time, but gives big results. As long as you take good care of your fish, your plants will develop normally. By the end, you will harvest the best vegetables you’ve ever tasted!

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