The ability to grow vegetables in containers opens up a lot of possibilities for growing your own food. With containers you can grow food where you might not otherwise be able to. You can grow food where there are not fertile ground conditions or take advantage of patio space or even a sunny indoor space. But you haven’t seen the ultimate in container gardening until you have seen this.
I have only been using aquaponics for a few years but I would never go back to growing my vegetables and plants in the ground. There are some resources to help you make your own home aquaponics system. Some of the best can be found online. But trust me once you start getting the benefits of your own aquaponics system, you will not look back. You can even start eating or selling the fish that you use in your system.
Of course, in order for the water to be kept clean and crops to grow the aquaponic gardening system must be balanced. This is biological system which many say requires three things which are the fish and the plants and also bacteria. Some bacteria is a must as some bacteria is required for life to continue. There is a forth component and that is water. Water is also important in this balanced system because the fish require it and so do the plants.
Just briefly for a full definition, hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water without soil. Aquaponics is «the cultivation of fish aquaponics plants together in the same water using organic food sources in a sustainable, resource efficient manner».
So, just something to think about, it took Dr. Rakocy 30 years of research and development, at the university level to perfect this method of food production. I say that aquaponic gardening mean that, although it may sound simple in concept,(and actually surprisingly simply in practice) there is a lot of hard science involved.
You make totally love gold fish but if it will not fit in the system, you must choose the best. The best fish species for this system are those who can survive in various water conditions. In short, the best fishes are those who can adapt to its environment easily. Tilapia is widely used nowadays since it can grow its fingerlings even if there are changes in the water. However, if there is no tilapia in your locality, you can make use of carps, barramundi, cud or catfish.
Everything you need to start your aquaponics experience and have fresher, less tainted foods, where to place the pots, such as waist level versus the ground is all in the How to Aquaponics guide.