Getting Started with Aquaponics

by Lauren Berry

Publisher: Berry Good Books

Series: Getting Started with...

Publication Date: June 15, 2016

ISBN: 1230001181173

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Getting Started with… Aquaponics

Aquaponics may sounds like one of those buzz words that celebrities are suddenly going to jump on and start advocating in an attempt to sound cool. But in fact it is a deeply sensible method of growing both high quality protein and vegetable matter for the table in one system that utilizes only a moderate amount of space. 

But what is it?
In many ways aquaponics just makes sense. At its heart it’s a combination of aquaculture - raising fish for the table, and hydroponics - growing plants with no soil. It’s about recycling the wastes created by fish and using them to feed and grow plants. It’s taking what nature has been doing since the dawn of life, and intensifying the process so that it can be useful for us in our hectic modern lives. Think about any pond or lake ecosystem - the sun allows algae to grow, which is fed on by fish, who’s excreta is used by larger plants and algae, who in turn feed more fish and so on infinitum. Aquaponics is this process hugely simplified to raise just a few species that you, the human, want to eat. 

Getting Started with Aquaponics is a concise beginners guide to growing your own fish and plants together. It covers such issues as different systems, suitable fish, suitable plants, and getting your first system started. Aquaponics might sound complicated due to its sciency title, but it’s one of the easiest growing systems to run and gives you such a wide variety of food stuffs that it’s little wonder it’s rapidly taking off and becoming one of the most popular home growing enterprises today.

But enough about that, let’s get started with Aquaponics!