When I started reading the guide for my Aquaponics4You Review, the first thing that jumped out at me was how easy it was to setup a home aquaponics system, even though it requires some basic knowledge of aquaponics. If you’ve got this knowledge & plan to take advantage of such a system, then this article is definitely for you. Here are the 5 most important things I got from the guide that you should consider when building your own aquaponics system:
The location of your aquaponics system is important because it greatly affects the development of your fish & plants. To ensure that you get great results, it’s important that you must place your aquaponics system in an area where the temperature isn’t too high & too low & where there is light enough to stimulate food production in plants. Your selected area should also be protected from wind & extreme weather conditions for maximum results. Finally, make sure the location you choose is safe from any harmful chemicals. If these substances find their way into the water, it’ll mean certain death for both fish & plants, so be very careful in this regard.
Sure, an aquaponics system can work well with any type of fish, but you shouldn’t forget that there are states/provinces where you can not just grow every type of fish you want. This makes it necessary for you to check your area’s regulations regarding fish growing before you actually buy your fish. In fact, it’d be best to check out the regulations before you start building your home aquaponics system. After all, you don’t want to have any run-ins with the law, would you?
Oxygenizing the water every day is definitely a must to keep your fish happy & comfortable. After all, the happier you keep your fish, the better your aquaponics system will work! So be sure to always keep water in your system and it is adequately oxygenated.
To get an easier harvest, it’s best to place the pots at the waist. You can actually position the whole aquaponic system at this level. This way, you don’t keep on bending over when you tend to your fish & plants, making their usual care a whole lot easier.
Sometimes, your fish won’t be able to provide all the nutrients that your plants need. When the amount of nutrients is much less than the needs of the plants, you’ll have a few additives that need to be replaced in their absence. Iron, calcium carbonate & potassium carbonate are the most common additives required.
Home aquaponics can be a very easy & fun activity that allows you to grow your own fish & vegetables in a very short period. As long as you keep the above considerations, you’ll surely reap great rewards from growing organic food in the comfort of your own home.