Aquaponics with Applied Permaculture Design

It is the joining together of aquaculture, the farming of fish, and hydropinics, the farming of plants in water, where the roots of the plant are suspended in fertilized water.  It is a model that mimics nature and can express a regenerative and sustainable model. When permaculture principals are added to the design of the system, the possibilites become endless!

Aquaponics: What is it?

 

It is the joining together of aquaculture, the farming of fish, and hydropinics, the farming of plants in water, where the roots of the plant are suspended in fertilized water.  It is a model that mimics nature and can express a regenerative and sustainable model.

 

More to come.

Fish & Plant Species:

 

My choice of fish species for aquaponics farming is the Rainbow Trout.

 

Other fish species include:

Blue Gill

Channel Catfish

Tilapia(not my favorite)

Crawfish

Freshwater shrimp

Aquaponics Hardware
 

Make sure that any materials used in the building of your sytem are NSF Food Grade Safe approved.  Otherwise toxic chemicals and/or heavy metals could be leaching into your system.

 

Materials List:
Fish Tank

Vegetable Trough

Water Pump (Oil Free)

Air Pump

Filtration Tank

Vegetable Trough Medium - (Substrate like clay pellets or floating raft system)

Pipe

Bulk Head Fittings

Fish

Plants

Worms and Worm Bin

Float Valve

 

 

 

 

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