Story Title: Aquaponics
Date: April 24th 2010
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Trevor shows how easy it is to set up an Aquaponics system in your garden. You will be growing your own fish and vegetables in no time.
- Hydroponic Xpress are the experts when it comes to establishing Hydroponic and Aquaponic systems. To produce about 15 to 20 kilos of fish you need a 500 litre tank, a large hydroponic tray and aluminum stand and about 150 litres of expanded clay.
- The way the system works is the fish eat lots of food and as a byproduct, produce waste which is circulatede into the hydroponic grow bed – this is converted by naturally occurring nitrifying bacteria into plant nutrients. The more plants, the more they absorb and the purer the water is that flows back to fish.
- The system also uses a circulation pump and an aeration pump which dissolves oxygen through the water an essential component for fish survival. The pumps are cheap to run at about $5 a week and the system is simple to set up by yourself.
- For more information on Aquaponics click here