Aquaponics Design: The Portions Of The System

Most business start ups will require special skills or a lot of start up capital. Skills can be learned but for most, coming up with money to start a business can be difficult. If this is the case, it may be best to find a business with a low start up cost. Aquaponics farming is an example of a business you can start with very few skills and very little start up cost.

The fish tank can be a great focal point in your house aquaponic gardening when your friends see it and see that it also powers an organic food chain then you will be the talk of the town.

Freshwater fish like tilapia or white bass are put in a holding tank. The holding tank has simple aeration system to oxygenate the water. The fish are fed with pellets or organic/natural fish food.

The one constant there is in all aquaponic supplies design concepts is that the fish tank is on the floor of the facility or room. This is mainly due to the weight of the water. This is the same reason the collection tank from the run off of the bedding tanks is also located on the floor.

As an example… imagine you had a 2′ x 3′ garden filled with a couple plants. An aquaponic source system can easily grow 10x as many plants as a normal soil garden can and because it fixes the watery taste problem of hydroponics whatever you grow tastes great!

The reason aquaponics works so well, is the fish and the plants make a perfect balance, similar to the way natural ecosystems work. In this case, you create a controlled environment. But it is one where you work with nature instead of against it. The fish and the plants give each other exactly what they want. The fish provide organic nutrients to the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. And they both provide fresh organic food for you.

With aquaponics, you get the best of both worlds. You get to save money in an economy where not many people can say that. And you get to feed your family healthy food that you grew yourself. With your own hands. There is something magical about it all.