The grow bed is one of the main components of an aquaponics system, along with the fish tank and the water transfer system. It is the foundation of the aquaponics system and the place where plants are grown and nurtured. The grow bed is also the largest component of an aquaponics system, so if you are planning …
An indoor aquaponics system is a type of aquaponics system where the grower sets up a system indoors such as the basement, garage, kitchen, spare room, or inside the greenhouse.
This system is perfect for those who are interested in growing their own food but don’t have the land or space necessary to do so. Indoor aquaponics lets you grow food and raise fish all year long right in your home or apartment.
Aquaponics is a combination of fish farming (aquaculture) and the growing of plants in the nutrient solution (hydroponics). Aquaponics is a recirculating system where fish are reared in a fish tank. The fish waste which is ammonia is converted into nitrates by the bacteria and become nutrients for the plant roots to absorb. The plant roots will filter the water before it returns to the fish tank for another cycle.
Fish raised in aquaponics systems require good quality water to grow healthy. This means that water parameters such as dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH must be within the ideal acceptable parameters. In this article, we will discuss the ideal water parameters in aquaponics and how to measure and fix water quality issues in your aquaponic system.
Grow lights are an important component for indoor aquaponic gardening. Grow lights supplement the natural sunlight needed by the plants and can increase plant production by up to 40%.
If you are growing your aquaponics plants in a greenhouse or indoors, you need to provide 100% of the light that the plants need.