Here at Urban Fish Farmer we talk a lot about different ideas and plans to create the perfect home scale aquaponics systems. The question does arise from time to time, “What if you want to go bigger?” even better yet, “What if you want to do Aquaponics for profit?” If you are just starting out these questions may not be in your mind yet, but that does not mean that they are not too far off on the horizon. Murray [...]
Before we start talking about ammonia levels, nitrates and grow mediums, I think that it is safe to take it back to the roots and answer that basic question, what is aquaponics? Simply put, Aquaponics is where the food cycle for fish ends and the food cycle for plants begin. It is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. The truth is that Aquaponic farming is not a new technology at [...]
There a a number of different ways that you can set up your home scale aquaponics unit. There is no real right way, however there are a few things to consider to avoid some of the wrong ways. Your choice of system should best suit your needs and resources. One of the first things that you will need to consider is your space requirements and budget. Once you have these two prerequisites worked out you can begin thinking about other [...]
The following images, videos and diagrams are of different home scale aquaponics units. Some of these units perform better than others, but each one is unique and a reference for those attempting to figure out what to build.