Has anyone here tried aquaponics at home?
I am currently in the process of building my first system at the moment.
For those who dont know what aquaponics is, it is similar to hydroponics where plants are grown without soil in a medium (like clay pebbles or crushed rock)fed by nutrient rich water. Hydroponics are grown using chemicals to provide nutrients however with aquaponics you use a suitably sized fish pond/tank to provide the nutrient. in return the plants provide the fish filtered water.
My fish tank is around 800/900 litres and i intend on stocking it with approxiamately 80 silver perch fingerlings. This will be pumped through a flood and drain bed of vegetables and also constantly trickled through a secondary system.
In the end i should have more vegetables than i alone could possibly consume (lucky for friends) and in approx 8 months or so 80 edible fish.
I will upload some pics once system is complete.