Aquaponics - A Growing Industry

Last Update: October 28, 2016

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

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MarseanM Premium
Great Post with-Kev
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Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Cheers kev
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WLG Premium
Thanks for the post Kev,

I saved the link because this is very useful knowledge.

Have a Blessed WeekEnd;
Your Brother In Christ;
William
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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
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WLG Premium
Thank you I shall.
William
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You are welcome, contact me if I can help. Cheers kev
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onmyownterms Premium
Links to your website are not allowed. Please remove.
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Yes sir, done
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Thanks.
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BBrandt Premium
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
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Glad to hear Bruce, how is it going? Are you using a vertical system?
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BBrandt Premium
Yes, my strawberries are vertical. When I get set up I will probably use the dutch buckets and NFT for my produce.

Bruce
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With-Kev Premium
Sounds like you know what you are doing. You live in a cold climate or use a greenhouse?
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BBrandt Premium
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
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Still using hydroponics?
I have a very good ebook on Aquaponics let me know if you want it.
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BBrandt Premium
All closed up for winter and pending move.
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With-Kev Premium
OK, we are going into summer here. Cheers kev
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BBrandt Premium
Where are you located?

Bruce
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Central West NSW, Australia.
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BBrandt Premium
How close are you to Murray Hallam, the Godfather of aquaponics?
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Hofmeister Premium
Thanks Kev.
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You are very welcome. Cheers Kev
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onmyownterms Premium
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.
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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
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