Aquaponics - A Growing Industry

Last Update: Oct 28, 2016

34
2K followers

Not many here in the WA community will know what Aquaponics is so I will give you a quick overview.

Aquaponics is a very ancient method of growing dating back thousands of years. It was taken up by Canadian researchers in the early 1990s and since then it has taken off as a commercial and home growing option for those wanting to produce organics food at low cost.

Aquaponics operates using both fish and plant. The water from the fish pond is circulated through the growbed and fertilises the plants. The grow bed cleans and conditions the water for the fish.

There is a great deal goes on behind the scenes here but this is a very basic idea of how it works.

Aquaponics, when done right, grow healthy plant and fish at least twice as fast as conventional gardening. The plants grow bigger and healthier and all this with huge cost savings.

Aquaponics is the way of the future, it is a sustainable way to produce fresh food and vegetables. For those wanting to grow at home it is very practical. You can produce enough food for a family of 4 in a very small area. With vertical Aquaponics, as little as 2 metres by 2 metres.

An article published on Huffington Post claims sustainable farming will be a 3 trillion dollar industry in the very near future. Studies are being put to the UN on this to find a way to encourage countries to adopt these gardening practices.

Read the post http://huff.to/2eEEbVR

Not the nromal post for this comunity but I am passionat about this industry and want to spread the word, I hope you enjoyed my post and perhaps learned something. If you are interested in learning more message me.

Cheers Kev

Login
Create Your Free Wealthy Affiliate Account Today!
icon
4-Steps to Success Class
icon
One Profit Ready Website
icon
Market Research & Analysis Tools
icon
Millionaire Mentorship
icon
Core “Business Start Up” Training

Recent Comments

71

This is really quite fascinating, Kev. I can see how it can become something which is more than just a hobby.

It is a very satisfying way to grow food. A bit of work to start but when you do it right it is easy and the benefits are enormous. Thanks for your comment.
Cheers Kev

Interesting, good post.

Send me a link to a site with more info.

Namaste

Andrew M.

Hi Andrew, I cannot include a working link here. My site is diyaquaponicswithkev.com Just copy into your browser address bar and it should work. Cheers Kev

I am working in a little 20 x 50 ft Aquaponics greenhouse ( the experimental one) getting ready to build a100 ft greenhouse for commercial growing & will be documenting all impute & outputs in a system that uses all gravitational feed after the initial pump to the fish tank. I look forward to talking with you more. Thank you for the blog.

Hi Brek, I am impressed, What are you growing? You say gravitational feed, are you pumping to a header tank?
I have a very good book on aquaponics, it goes in depth. Let me know and I will send it to you.
Cheers Kev

The fish tank is tall enough, we grow tomatoes, lettuce ( several varieties), and other greens and potentially strawberries vertically.

I have known a couple of peeps who do this, and I think it's fantastic!

Yes it is an incredible way to grow organic food.
Cheers kev

Thanks for sharing Kev

You are welcome cheers kev

Great Post with-Kev

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Cheers kev

Thanks for the post Kev,

I saved the link because this is very useful knowledge.

Have a Blessed WeekEnd;
Your Brother In Christ;
William

You are welcome if you want to learn more you can go to my website diyaquaponicswithkev
Sign up and you can download a free eBook
Cheers Kev

Thank you I shall.
William

You are welcome, contact me if I can help. Cheers kev

Links to your website are not allowed. Please remove.

Yes sir, done

Thanks.

Hi Kev,
We are a growing number. I have redesigned my hydroponic strawberries so that I can include an aquaponic system. Thanks for sharing.

Bruce

Glad to hear Bruce, how is it going? Are you using a vertical system?
Cheers Kev

Yes, my strawberries are vertical. When I get set up I will probably use the dutch buckets and NFT for my produce.

Bruce

Sounds like you know what you are doing. You live in a cold climate or use a greenhouse?
Cheers Kev

Currently, I live in cold climate. We are getting set to move to Fl, and that will solve my freezing problem. I have studied a bunch, but still have not got my first tank set up yet.

Bruce

Still using hydroponics?
I have a very good ebook on Aquaponics let me know if you want it.
Cheers Kev

All closed up for winter and pending move.

OK, we are going into summer here. Cheers kev

Where are you located?

Bruce

Central West NSW, Australia.

How close are you to Murray Hallam, the Godfather of aquaponics?

Thanks Kev.

You are very welcome. Cheers Kev

Thanks for sharing with us... I guess the primary difference between aquaponics and hydroponics is the addition of fish to the cycle. Really great info.

Yes, it is but it goes way deeper than just the fish. Hydroponics growing requires fertilisers whereas Aquaponics the plants are fertilised naturally through the fish waste. It is an ecosystem.
Thanks for the comment
Cheers kev

See more comments

Login
Create Your Free Wealthy Affiliate Account Today!
icon
4-Steps to Success Class
icon
One Profit Ready Website
icon
Market Research & Analysis Tools
icon
Millionaire Mentorship
icon
Core “Business Start Up” Training