What Is Aquaponics?
The below video shows US farmer (Will Allen from Growing Power) who has taken aquaponics to the extreme, They can produce 1 million pounds of food per year on only 3 acres just by using aquaponics
What Are The Benefits Aquaponics?
Up to 10 Times More ORGANIC Plants! With aquaponics you place plants closer together on a float system above the water, therefore it fits 10 times more plants in the same space! The roots of the plants are always in nutrient rich water and there’s no over-crowding!
There’s no more weeding! The system removes the need for pain-staking and annoying weeding. You get more freedom and enjoyment!
No more soil pests! The need for pesticides is eliminated, which makes it that much easier for you to have amazing plants and fruit without toxic chemicals.
No More Watering! The aquaponics system uses only 2% of the water normal gardening does. Because the water is constantly re-circulated, and you do not lose any to soil absorption. The roots of your plants are constantly submerged in nutrient rich water and you never have to worry about watering your plants again. If you pay for your water, imagine of how much money this can save you.
Multiple Sources of Income! When you try the aquaponics system yourself, you’ll have more plants than you’ll know what to do with. If you decide to sell your vegetables, guess what.. you also have fish to sell as the aquaponics system produces both plants and fish
Plants Grows Twice As Fast! Plant experts are shocked when they visit aquaponic farms at how fast plants grow. For example, lettuce which takes 60+ days to mature, takes only about 29 days with this system.
You use up to 70% less Energy than conventional gardening!
No More Back-Straining Planting! Planting normally takes a lot of bending over, but not with Aquaponics . You’ll find out exactly how to plant your seedlings in the aquaponic floats, and how to make sure the roots get all the nutrients.
Here is a video that talks about the basics of aquaponics:
Some simple Google and YouTube searches will help you get more informed about how to set up an aquaponics system at your home. I have recently set one up at my place for around $600 from start to finish.