10 Essential Tips on Building a DIY Aquaponics System
You’ve seen aquaponic systems before. Maybe they were a beautiful addition to add some plant life to a home. Maybe you’ve even had the chance to enjoy some delicious vegetables created by them. Now you’re curious and want to build one for yourself. But, what are these systems exactly?
Aquaponics is the combination of raising fish and soilless plants together in one system. One provides benefits for the other. According to Engineering for Change, the fish waste provides organic food for the plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water that the fish live in. They are mutually beneficial and create a thriving and sustainable environment when combined. The biggest benefit of an aquaponics system is that it is a cost-effective method of home gardening and growing some delicious food to enjoy!
No matter what you use your aquaponics system for, here is a list of 10 tips on building your own Aquaponics System:
Learn How It Works
Do some research on how an aquaponic system works. You know the basics, but you must learn how each part of the system works so that you can get the full benefits. Find out what you’ll need and what each part of the system does. This way when you’re ready to begin, you already have some knowledge about where the parts go and what they do, making building and maintaining the system easier.
Here is an excellent presentation of how aquaponics systems work on a larger scale from the