Tilapia are well known for their food value and for being a «non fishy» fish. This fish is not only gaining in popularity as a seafood dish, what many people don’t know is that tilapia are also being used for growing vegetables.
This is not just a fertilizer, it is a different way of growing plants that does very well with common garden plants like tomatoes. This method typically requires less work, eliminates chores like weeding, watering, adding chemical fertilizers, and eliminates a lot of garden pests. It can also be a more fun way to grow plants.
It takes a little bit of work to get the system established and after that it mostly takes care of itself, aside from feeding the fish, checking PH levels and and a few other light maintenance details. Of course you have to do the planting and harvesting too, but that is the fun part and is very simple. Since there is no soil involved there is no digging.
One of the challenges of hydroponics is it can be a chore to supply and keep appropriate nutrient levels in the water. And with aquaculture, it can be a challenge keeping the fish waste levels in the water down keeping the water clean. With aquaponics how to, you eliminate these challenges of both systems and use them as an advantage.
If you have any basic diy skills then getting diy aquaponics system running is easy because all you need to do is connect a few pipes together and feed some fish. That sounds too easy I suppose but in truth it is that simple to do.
You can grow plenty of food in your backyard, garage, or even in your house. We are talking real food, not the packaged stuff you find in the stores. No chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, or genetically modified organisms. You can be independent from the market and food industry.
This is all done without soil, so it eliminates all of the garden work that keeps gardeners constantly busy working. With aquaponics you just let the system do its thing. This creates a system that is very similar to nature. Plants and animals grow just fine in nature without someone having to clean things up, dig, water, fertilize and pull weeds. That’s because there is a balance between plants and animals that take care of each other. The same with an aquaponic system.
aquaponic source is more of a complete system than hydroponics and aquaculture. It basically takes the negatives of both systems and uses them to make a more complete natural cycle that becomes a benefit to both systems. The fish wastes are converted to nutrients by naturally occurring bacteria in the water. This feeds the plants, while the plants clean the water for the fish.
Aquaponics system are flexible and can be designed for your very own needs. Your focus can be more on fresh fish than vegetables, or more on organic fruits and vegetables than fish, or both.
You can also get a lot of good information from this aquaponics how to guide. It will teach you all you need to know to get a simple and highly productive aquaponic system set up and producing plenty of fresh food.