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How to Make an Aquaponic System

By on 07/22/2016

How to Make an Aquaponic System

Are you thinking of setting up an aquaponic system? You don’t have to buy one, as you can learn how to make an aquaponic system easily. You don’t have to be a roofer or carpenter to build one.

It’s not really all that difficult to learn how to make an aquaponic system. While most systems are customized with various options, the basics of the system remain pretty much the same. If you already have a greenhouse, then you already have an ideal place for your system where you can keep it going the whole year round. So let’s tackle the various common components.

The Fish Tank

If you’ve seen a well-developed aquaponic system run by an experienced hobbyist, you may notice that it can be efficient enough to support a pound of fish for every gallon of water. But since you’re a newbie, you need some leeway so you can get the balance right. So at first, you should plan on stocking a single fish for every 10 gallons of water in the fish tank.

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How Does an Aquaponic System Work?

By on 07/17/2016

The Aquaponics Cycle

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An aquaponics system allows you to grow your fish and plants together using just a single system. So how does an aquaponic system work? It mimics how fish and plants interact naturally, and this growth system doesn’t produce any toxic waste. It doesn’t need chemical fertilizers and other nutrients for plants. The only additives you need are the natural chemicals you need for the water and the food you need to feed the fish.

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What Is an Aquaponic System?

By on 07/14/2016

What Is an Aquaponic System?

Are you thinking of farming plants and growing fish? With aquaponics, you can do both at the same time using a single system. 

An aquaponic system is a way for you to farm both fish and plants together, using a cycle that mutually benefits both plants and fish. It’s actually a system that’s been in use for hundreds of years all over the world. It’s been in use for the longest time in rice paddies in Thailand and China. Even the Aztecs developed a similar system.

How Does It Work?

The basic idea is quite simple. The fish produce waste, which eventually become ammonia and nitrates. They’re bad for the fish when they build up too much, which is why you need to replace the water on a regular basis. On the other hand, they’re great for plants as fertilizer. The plants use up these nutrients, and so their roots filter out these dangerous compounds from the water. That’s just great for the fish as they get the recycled clean water.

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Welcome To Utah Aquaponics

By on 07/06/2016

Welcome to your #1 resource for everything aquaponics!

Whether you are doing an experiment, building an aquaponic system, looking to purchase a system, or building an entire aquaponic farm, you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Utah Aquaponics, we will provide you with how-to’s, products, reviews, and a widespread knowledge base for your aquaponics needs.

We have been building aquaponics systems here in Utah for years. There are various ways to build your systems. There are many things to grow and different fishes to raise in your aquaponic systems.

Come here to learn about everything and anything aquaponics as we strive to build this website hub spot to be a community effort so that we can use the “wisdom of the crowds”. We’ll see you soon!