Aquaponics January 21st, 2007

Ok, for those who haven’t heard of aquaponics, this site gives you a good introduction on how the process works. I saw it on Gardening Australia once, when Joel Malcom was on there and it made so much goddamn sense that I thought I’d give it a go. Its like a little eco system of it’s own, almost a closed loop (you still need to feed the fish and provide sunlight). It uses less water than conventional veggie gardening because anything not used by the plants goes back into the tank instead of sinking into the earth. In addition to veggies, you get edible fish out as an end product. By virtue of the fact that it’s a closed loop it has to be organic. It’s a cool idea. I even went out and bought the guys book.
So this week I actually started. Here is my post on the backyard aquaponics forum. I’ve also uploaded some photos to my gallery. Check ’em out.

This is going to take me a long time to build, and even longer to get right. I’m going to try and do it on the cheap, so far it’s cost me all of $10, but I need to buy pumps, piping, and all sorts of other expensive bits. We’ll see how I go.

One Response to “Aquaponics”

  1. grandad Says:

    good luck with the aquaponics