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What Plants Grow Best in Aquaponics

An aquaponics system can grow almost any plant; herbs, leafy greens, root crops, fruiting plants, flowers, and micro greens. You can even mix different varieties of plants to create your own aquaponics system. However, before starting your own aquaponics system, it is important to know what plants grow best in an aquaponics system, for you to plan your system's setup accordingly.

Flood and Drain Aquaponics System

A flood and drain aquaponics system, also called a media-based system, is the easiest to build and maintain aquaponics system. This system is most suited for aquaponics beginners. It is also the most common type of aquaponics system used by many do-it-yourself aquaponics gardeners. Read this article to learn more about the flood and drain system of aquaponics if you’re a beginner in aquaponics and planning to set up your aquaponics system.

How to Choose the Right Aquaponics Grow Bed

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 …

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Benefits of Indoor Aquaponics

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.

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Aquaponics Systems

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.