The fish produce the fertilizers and nutrients that the vegetables need to grow.
The plants in return clean the water for the fish, making it the ultimate in sustainable food sources.
It is all totally natural, so there are not any chemicals or “man made” stuff that you are mixing with your food.
If you are interested in gardening organically, without chemicals and man-made fertilizers, you may want to take a look at Jonathan White's Gardening system. I have taken a look at his book, and actually use the system. Take a look at the full Food4Wealth review here.
If you have a garden and keep a fish tank, then why not combine the two?
Auquaponics system has been around since the 1970’s and is used as a sustainable resource for fish. There are many commercial operations currently located throughout the world. And now in peoples own Backyards!
These are the different types of fish that are currently being used in Auquaponic systems, and just like the plants that you keep in your greenhouse, certain fish will need certain temperature and environmental needs to survive.
Again here are just a few of the fish species being used in Auquaponic systems.
Waste not want not:
This seems to be the best way to “recycle water”, or just conserve water as well. The water is in a continuous cycle and there is no waste. And Aquaponics DIY (Do it Yourself) can be built in your own back yard.
Just on a side note if conserving water is important to you and you have not learned about rain barrels, or the rain barrel world, you can see them at our Rain Barrels page.
Also Fish Farms have their own hazards to the environment, this is a great option.
Why not give it a try and if you do we’d love to hear from you, so feel free to contact us. We’d love to help in any way that we can.