Aqua....what? Yes Aquaponics. Funny word = amazing results! I'm not really sure when I found this amazing idea online but once I did it was full steam ahead! Of course, I did my research and daydreamed about how this would all come together. Now that my walipini was under construction I was positive that I did not want to plant in the dirt. I need something bigger, better and of course ORGANIC!
Aquaponics is aquaculture
(raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that
grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste
provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants
provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. More info for Aquaponics
During my online searches I was surprised that there was not a lot of information on the what and how to build these systems or even buy them for that matter. Sure there is a company here and there that want your arm and leg as payment for these systems but that's not my style. I wanted a larger system so that I could provide not only for my family but also sell fresh organic produce to my friends.