Aquaponics is, quite simply, a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. It is a complete food production method that is organic and does not use pesticides. Aquaculture involves the growing of aquatic animals, usually fish. Hydroponics is the soilless culture of plants. Both techniques have … more on What is Aquaponics? about What is Aquaponics? – and how does it work.
Aquaponics UK - growing fish and plants in perfect harmony
Discover the exciting world of aquaponics. Here you can discover how to grow your own fish and plants in perfect harmony.
Benefits of Aquaponics
Aquaponics is great at producing loads of healthy fish and plants. Aquaponics is simply a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In a nutshell, fish waste that has been generated by fish food is pumped from the fish tank to neighbouring grow beds. Plants grow exceptionally well on this … more on the benefits about The Benefits of Aquaponics.
Pick your Fish
One of the first, and most exciting, choices you will make is deciding your choice for the best fish for aquaponics. In theory this is almost limitless as it is possible to control just about every aspect of their environment. Diet, water quality and temperature can all be carefully controlled. … more on Fish Selection.... about Best Fish for Aquaponics
Understandably one of the first things every fish keeper wants to know is, "How many fish should I keep in my tank? (or pond, or aquarium). … [Read More about fish..] about How many fish in a tank?
Further info on fish care
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I built my first pond in the family home when I was 12 years old way back in the 'swinging sixties'. It remained, in tact, when the house was sold nearly fifty years later. This interest in fish keeping has been a constant feature of my life. It extended both into my academic and professional life. A biologist by trade I was lucky enough to land my dream job within a week of graduation. I became a fish farmer for the leading Suffolk malting company, Muntons. After six months, I was … find out more about Simon Waters – owner
Novice fish keepers often ask the question, do fish need oxygen? It is not long before they learn that the answer is an emphatic yes. … [Read More about oxygen] about Do Fish Need Oxygen? – and what about the plants and filter bacteria.