Aquaponics

The Best Aquaponics Fish Species To Eat

There are a variety of freshwater fish that you can stock in your Aquaponics holding tanks. Before choosing the correct fish for your system, we suggest that you research which types of fish are best suited to the weather, temperature, and general conditions of your location. Some other things to consider: Fish do not develop or grow identically. Some fish grow faster than others, and some are better suited for living in a closed-tank environment. Some freshwater fish do not reproduce in holding tanks at all. If you select those fish, you will have to buy additional fingerlings after a harvest in order to begin the cycle again. Just as regions are zoned for gardening, different regions will be more successful in growing specific species. Choose fish that easily adapt to artificial feeding....

Aquaponics System Detailed Information

Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics.  This concept dates back to the ancient Aztecs and Chinese cultures where both utilized a combination of the above to support their populations. Today’s Aquaponics can be traced to the New Alchemists, who founded the New Alchemy Institute in 1969.  A prototype agricultural “ARK” was created and was the first solar powered, self-sufficient, bio-shelter using holistic methods of production (Donaldson, 2010). Aquaponics is one of the most well-loved and sustainable ways to produce fresh vegetables and fruits and, at the same time, sustain a freshwater fish system.   There are different subsystems and each one is easy to create and can be maintained with minimal input by the cultivator. As previously mentioned, the two categories of...