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The Most Common Mistakes People Make in Aquaponics

The Most Common Mistakes To Avoid In Aquaponics

Often when people hear about aquaponics and its benefits, they get excited at the thought of growing their own organic food. Aquaponics systems are very simple to establish and operate, but if you are not familiar with aquaponics, it may be challenging.

Although there is so much free information available online for aquaponics beginners, the problem is it’s so easy to get lost in all the information.

Benefits of Indoor Aquaponics

Benefits of Indoor Aquaponics

An indoor aquaponics system is a type of aquaponics system where the grower sets up a system indoors such as the basement, garage, kitchen, spare room, or inside the greenhouse.

This system is perfect for those who are interested in growing their own food but don’t have the land or space necessary to do so. Indoor aquaponics lets you grow food and raise fish all year long right in your home or apartment.

How to Choose the Right Fish Tank in Aquaponics

How to Choose the Right Fish Tank in Aquaponics

Fish tanks are one of the essential components of aquaponics you are likely to consider when you start your aquaponics system. The fish tank is where your fish live, so choose one carefully and with emphasis on strength, safety, water quality, and durability.

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Aquaponics Systems

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics is a combination of fish farming (aquaculture) and the growing of plants in the nutrient solution (hydroponics). Aquaponics is a recirculating system where fish are reared in a fish tank. The fish waste which is ammonia is converted into nitrates by the bacteria and become nutrients for the plant roots to absorb. The plant roots will filter the water before it returns to the fish tank for another cycle.

Ideal Water Parameters For Aquaponics

Ideal Water Parameters For Aquaponics

Fish raised in aquaponics systems require good quality water to grow healthy. This means that water parameters such as dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH must be within the ideal acceptable parameters. In this article, we will discuss the ideal water parameters in aquaponics and how to measure and fix water quality issues in your aquaponic system.