DIY Aquaponics

DIY Aquaponics has information for Planning, Designing, and Maintaining Your Own Aquaponics System


Aquaponics Disadvantages

Aquaponics Disadvantages What are the disadvantages of growing crops in an Aquaponics system versus traditional methods? Significant initial investment for greenhouse, pumps, grow beds, tanks, etc. Needs electricity to run the water and air pumps Requires monitoring and backup battery systems Can be a little intimidating and complex to setup Fish food is another input […]

November 20, 2013

Hydroponics Vs Aquaponics

Hydroponics Vs Aquaponics

Here is a very good infographic that explains the differences between Hydroponics and Aquaponics. (Click on the image below to zoom) Source

November 14, 2013

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Methods of Cycling

The Methods of Cycling an Aquaponics System There are basically two classifications or methods to cycling your aquaponics system and they are fish cycling and fishless cycling. Fish Cycling This method uses live fish or fish feed to introduce ammonia into your aquaponics system. Note some fish may die in this process. Live Feeder Fish […]

November 10, 2013

starting an aquaponics system

Starting an Aquaponics System

Starting an Aquaponics System (Cycling) Starting or cycling an aquaponics system is actually one of the very last things  you do in the process of building your own aquaponics system.  Once your aquaponics system has been built, water is flowing properly, and there are no leaks detected, you need to start or cycle your aquaponics system. […]

November 10, 2013

Aquaponics Advantages

Aquaponics Advantages What are the advantages of growing crops in an Aquaponics system versus traditional methods? Naturally grown, great tasting, freshest, and cleanest home-grown vegetables. No unnatural herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. Uses as little as 2% of the water normally needed. Higher growth rates and yields. No soil is needed. No weeding. Great for small, urban areas. […]

September 8, 2013

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Introduction to DIY Aquaponics

Introduction to DIY Aquaponics DIY Aquaponics is an idea or concept where you can you build your own aquaponics system with everyday products you can get on the Internet or at your local hardware store, without using any kind of kit. This website is dedicated to providing you with the latest information on  how to […]

September 7, 2013

what is aquaculture

What is Aquaculture

 What is Aquaculture? Aquaculture is the process of breeding, growing, managing, farming and harvesting aquatic plants and/or animals within a controlled environment. Aquaculture is often used to produce food and allow certain species to grow and multiply in order to replenish their populations. This is usually done in order to minimize the decline in numbers of […]

September 5, 2013

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What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics also known as pisciponics has ancient roots and there is debate on where it started. It is a sustainable food production system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics. Water recirculates from a fish tank through a vegetable grow bed. Nutrients from the fish waste feed the plants, and the bacteria filter the water to keep the fish […]

July 29, 2013

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