So, what species of fish should you rise in your aquaponics system? That depends on many factors. In this article we will discuss what fish are best suited for different purposes. Keep reading.
(Image: https://search.aol.com/aol/https:5C/i.pinimg.com5C/005C/995C/5C/originals5C/1e5C/001e999599be726a3f54d396e2517d7e.jpg)With the simplicity and low cost of aquaponics, I would suggest having both indoor and outdoor systems. If you are in aquaponics how to area with a cold climate, keep temperature tolerant fish outside, grow warm weather plants in the summer, and cool weather tolerant plants in the winter. The best thing is to just get started and experiment until you find what works best for you. With aquaponics, mistakes you may make along the way, are typically not very costly.
Some say that an aquaponics system is the best system as the disadvantages of the other two systems are eliminated. What is left is a system that works in harmony. The water is kept clean, the food grows and there is very little the 'farmer' has to do.
Vegetables are essential for a good nutrition, yet you can not always find fresh, organic veggies in the market. With an aquaponic garden in your house you will have fish and veggies for your family without depending on the market. Also, you will save some money without investing too much of your precious time.
Unlike conventional hydroponics, aquaponics is 100% organic, and it shows in health of the plants and quality of vegetables. It allows you to grow many times more in a much smaller space and with less work. Unlike traditional gardening where you have to constantly water, weed, fertilize and battle with slugs, snails, gophers and other pests, with aquaponic supplies your biggest chore will be feeding the fish. For many people, that is one of the most enjoyable parts, but it can also be done with automatic feeders for those who are just too busy.
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.
There is a new way of growing food that is just starting to catch on with commercial farmers and home gardeners. Aquaponics is one of the most simple ways to grow food. It will provide both vegetables and fish. All fresh and organic from the comfort of your own home, and in very little space.
Automatic- the necessary time to sustain an Aquaponics system is one hour every day. This way you will get almost 4000 pounds of plants every single month. However, you need about three or four hours of labor every day for a farm which produces a similar quantity of products. The best part is that this system needs only a simple effort during which you can program your system and shortly after, plant your fruit and vegetable seeds. Then, just leave it on autopilot and you are done!