Home Aquaponics:

There are so many projects that can be completed thanks to greenhouse gardening. And Home Aquaponics is, in my opinion, one of the more exciting.

I liked the idea of Hydroponics, but the more I learned about it the less I liked having to use of chemicals to grow.

Along with the fact that you periodically had to dispose of these growing chemicals was also a deter ant.

However, Aquaponics uses a hydroponic system, and instead of chemicals, it actually uses naturally sustainable fish waste as nutrients instead of the chemical fertilizers.

These nutrients are filtered through the plants which works as a water filter for the fish, it is set up as a true ecosystem.

Take a look at this system put together at Malyspina College on Vancouver Island.


They used Travis Hughey's Barrel-ponics system. We have included his E-book Instruction plans with pictures below.


Here is a video of Travis Hughey's completed system here:

- this system was completed by students at Vancouver Islands Malyspina College.


Take a look here at Travis Hughey's plans for free:

(they include step by step pictures and how to pages,it is a total of 101 pages of Aquaponic information)

Travis Hughey's - Free Aquaponic Barrel plans


Here are a few of the different kinds of fish growing in these systems:

Again here are just a few of the fish species being used in Auquaponic systems:

  • Talapia
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Silver Perch
  • Jade Perch
  • Sleepy Cod
  • Murray cod
  • Barramundi
  • Yabby
  • Crayfish
  • Redclaw

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