Aquaponics is a simple answer to secular growth problem in a clean and sustainable source of food. Since conventional aquaculture is impractical, except for large-scale commercial farmers, the average person is not able to produce their own fresh fish. And very few people have a enough big yard to grow much more than a garden.
Aquaponics has actually been around for many years and has actively practiced in Asia, where do more with less space is something of an art. This farming method is extremely efficient and became popular in the United States eleven years ago, but has exploded in popularity due to the simplicity and versatility of the system.
Aquaponics system fed with vegetable nutrients that are produced by the fish, and plants to keep the environment clean fish simultaneously. To do this, you have to know the basics, and then you can be as creative as you want to be when you configure the storage tank fish and vegetables grow beds.
A lack of usable surface prevents most of us try to produce their own organic food. Aquaponics eliminates these barriers because this type of system does not require much space to start and system configuration. So what is aquaponics, anyway?
Aquaponics is simply a combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (agriculture with medium water-based). Aquaponics synthesizes the best things about both methods. This amounts to the largest number of advantages for the aquaponic farmers. The following is a brief description of how an aquaponics system works.
A basic system contains fish tanks and growing beds. Freshwater fish such as tilapia are placed in the tank. The water in the tank is oxygenated with a circulation system of the base so that fish reproduce and thrive.
The fish are usually fed with fish food pellets or some kind of natural food for fish. Fish consume food and produce a waste stream. The current fish waste is mixed with water. Fish food solids and accumulate unused storage in the fish tank.
Part of the water contained in the holding tank fish is used to flood growing beds. The growing beds contain fruits and vegetables. The nutrients contained in water are used by plants as their own food source. Plants extract nutrients and filter the water pumped from the storage tank fish.
After the water storage tank fish is filtered through the cultivation beds, is returned to the storage tank of fish. Fish live in a healthy water and the cycle is repeated again and again. Your plants will grow like gangbusters in the nutrient-rich water in aquaponic system.
Aquaponic systems can be expanded by adding more grow beds and increase the capacity of the fish tanks celebration. These systems are fairly simple to build in the country and produce abundant organic fruit and vegetables with a bonus of fresh fish harvest.
Aquaponics can produce multiple crops and a rich source of protein through fish with minimum requirements of water and pesticides. A system in your backyard, garage or basement has the ability to provide a family with chemical-free and healthy fish that could offset much of the family food budget, not to mention healthy and free of sustainable concerns, vegetables .
The idea of urban agriculture grow enough food for ourselves and others must be accepted and needs to grow through education and participation, as it can be performed by young and old alike.