Commercial aquaculture methods would be impractical for the average Aquaponics DIY enthusiast to use for growing his or her own fresh produce. Luckily there are plenty of things you can do right in your backyard to grow a decent aquaponics garden. This extremely efficient method has exploded in popularity due to the versatility and simplicity of its system. Moreover, it does not require a huge area to setup the system and get it started.

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

The type of fish you grow will determine the temperature tolerance. Tropical fish like tilapia can not handle cold water. Most garden plants don’t grow much if at all in cold weather, and will be killed if they freeze. Outdoors can be tricky, depending on your climate.

You can buy organic produce in some markets, but it is often at a greatly inflated price. And in my experience, often only marginally better than the traditional produce. If you want good quality fresh food at a reasonable price, you may have to grow it yourself. If you think this is impractical or too much work, maybe you should look into diy aquaponics.

It sounds like something that would take up a lot of room, but it’s not. You don’t need to drastically change your lifestyle to accommodate an aquaponic source system.

And out of all this, you get organically grown plants, grown with free fertilizer, and you get a second crop, clean organic fish, all grown with the same system. You do have to add fish food to the system, but fish production can more than cover those costs and you are getting fertilizer free. Or you can grow your own fish food.

This type of aquaponics grow bed is the best pick for all commercial growers. This is due to the fact that they can have a good harvest. This type of system allows the roots of the plants to touch the water while the plant’s body and leaves are dry on the upper portion of the raft. The contact between plants and the fishes will then occur. To ensure buoyancy, a Styrofoam is usually used as the raft of the plants.