Aquaponics Benefits Compared to Hydroponics

Hydroponic gardens are already highly popular among people of all ages. They require little space, are easy to take care of and give satisfactory results. However, because you will need to supply the water with necessary nutrients, which are most of the times chemical, the taste of the crops is not quite the ones people expect. Also, people trying to switch to organic products have a hard time in coping with the chemical additions from the hydroponically-grown vegetables. Fortunately, a new type of gardening is available. It is called the aquaponic system and can help you grow organic food in your home.

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Catfish for Aquaponics

Many people choose catfish for Aquaponics. Catfish are very good at adapting to their environment, are not territorial and breed quite easily. They tolerate water temperature variations and come in a variety of breeds suitable for various locations. The warmer the water that you keep your catfish in, the quicker they will grow. If you are planning on eating the fish you are using in your Aquaponics system, Catfish are scale-less and have to be skinned, they mature fairly quickly and produce tasty white flesh.

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DIY Backyard Aquaponics: Part 2

Backyard Aquaponics isn’t a new concept. Though many people are not familiar with aquaponics, it has been in use for centuries. This article will give you an overview of how to do aquaponics in your backyard.

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Aquaponic Garden Placement

If you have decided to set up an aquaponic system to grow vegetables and fish for you and your family, there are some things which you should know. The types of fish, the seeds which can be propagated and the details about the appropriate water conditions are the basic parameters you have to consider before venturing in this activity. Once you know all this, you can start putting all the pieces of the puzzle together. However, another question arises: where should you place your aquaponic mini-garden?

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Introduction to DIY Backyard Aquaponics

Are you wondering how you can create your own DIY backyard aquaponics setup? Are you interested in growing your own organic fruit and vegetables – but growing ten times the plants in half amount the time it would normally take? All this in a “garden” that never needs weeding has no soil pests and needs no fertilizer or compost!

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