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An Alternative To Conventional Farming:

Aquaponics
With
the increasing
demand
for
sustainable
and
environmentally friendly
agricultural
solutions,
more
individuals
are
turning
to
and
investing
in
the Aquaponics system. The
aquaponics
system
is
a
financially viable and eco-friendly option as its water
consumption is far less than that used with conventional
farming methods. Aquaponics is the symbiotic relationship
between fish farming and hydroponics, which enables food
to be grown all year round without soil.

Getting started with an aquaponics system can cost


anywhere from $800 to $6000, but the benefits seem to far
outweigh the initial start-up capital. Systems can be started
for small individual home use, or larger commercial ones are
available as well. With one gallon of water in your fish tank,
you can have a grow bed that is to 1 sq feet of grow
space, and one lb of fish requires roughly 10 gallons of

water.The most popular fish that people decide to use for


their aquaponics system is Tilapia, while some other
individuals have opted to go with catfish, trout, or some
other variety. The system can be setup indoors or outside,
and food can be grown all year.

To get started, the system


does require reliable access to electricity and water, and will
continuously require careful water quality monitoring.
Aquaponics is showing to be the best of both hydroponics
and aquaculture, it is increasingly described as being more
efficient than traditional soil based farming and gardening.
Although urban homesteading can sometimes make more
economic and ecological sense . With the growing trend of
conscious consumers, it isnt surprising that more individuals
are opting for a convenient, and sustainable, solutions which
gives them direct control over what goes into the food that
their families are eating.
How Does It Work?

The fish are fed, and then


produce Ammonia rich waste. The bacteria [which is cultured
in the grow beds and fish tank] breaks down the ammonia
into nutrients: nitrites and then nitrates. Plants then take in
the converted nitrates as macronutrients (acting like a
fertilizer). Essentially, the plants take up the fish waste. Plant

roots help to filter the water, and the recycled water then
gets put back into the fish tank and used all over again.
Environmental concerns have a growing impact on the
economy, and consumers are increasingly looking for
sustainable and efficient options. Its no wonder the
popularity of aquaponics is growing, seeing as it allows
individuals to grow more organic food items using less
space, and involves overall less water consumption.
Recently, a ground-breaking aquaponics initiative sponsored
by Topeka-based Trash Mountain Project was put into motion,
and will involve establishing aquaponic systems in the
Dominican Republic, and then in many other impoverished
nations around the world. The estimated cost to build a
system overseas is $20,000, but it is believed that the
system once up and running that it will be able to produce
1,000 lbs of tilapia every six to eight months. Aqua Design
Innovations have also ventured into designing a miniature
aquaponics ecosystem, in the hopes of raising environmental
awareness and educating others on the system. Theyll be
launching a crowd-sourcing effort to fund their miniature
aquaponics EcoQube project starting in November.
Conventional
farming
techniques
using
fungicides,
pesticides, and other poisons, destroy soil ecology and can
reduce the nutritional value of your food. The aquaponics
system allows the individual to become more self-sufficient,
and to grow and consume healthier food for themselves and
their family. If not a full solution to food scarcity, it offers a
decently priced method of raising fish and plants in a
symbiotic fashion; reducing waste and increasing yields.

O alternativ la agricultura convenional : AquaPonice


Odat cu creterea cererii pentru soluii agricole durabile i ecologice , mai
multe persoane sunt de cotitur pentru a investi i n sistemul de AquaPonice
. Sistemul AquaPonie este o opiune viabil i eco-friendly de vedere
financiar ca i consumul de ap este mult mai mic dect cea utilizat cu
metodele agricole convenionale . AquaPonice este relaia simbiotic dintre

agricultur i hidroponice pete , care permite alimentelor s fie cultivate pe


tot parcursul anului , fr sol .
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Noiuni de baz cu un sistem AquaPonie poate costa oriunde de la 800 dolari
la $ 6000, dar beneficiile par s depesc cu mult capital de pornire iniial .
Sisteme pot fi pornit pentru mic uz individual acas , sau cele comerciale
mari sunt disponibile, de asemenea . Cu un galon de ap n rezervor de pete
dumneavoastr , putei avea un pat creasc care este de la 1 metri patrati
de spatiu cresc , i unul kg de pete nevoie de aproximativ 10 de litri de
water.The pete cele mai populare pe care oamenii decid s foloseasc
pentru lor sistemul AquaPonie este Tilapia , n timp ce alte persoane au optat
pentru a merge cu somn , pstrv , sau un alt soi . Sistemul poate fi instalat
n interior sau exterior , i a produselor alimentare pot fi cultivate pe tot
parcursul anului .
aquaponicsaTo ncepe , sistemul are nevoie de acces sigur la energie
electric i ap , i va necesita n permanen o monitorizare atent a calitii
apei . AquaPonice se arat a fi cel mai bun din ambele hydroponics i
acvaculturii , este din ce n ce descris ca fiind mai eficiente dect agricultura
tradiional solului, pe baza i grdinrit . Dei homesteading urban poate
face , uneori, punct de vedere economic i ecologic mai mult . Cu tendina
de cretere de consumatori contieni , nu este surprinztor faptul c mai
multe persoane sunt opteaz pentru o solutii convenabile , i durabile , care
le ofer control direct asupra a ceea ce intr n produsele alimentare care
familiile lor mananca .
Cum funcioneaz ?
aquaaaThe pete sunt hrnite , i apoi a produce Amoniac deeuri bogat .
Bacteriile [ care este cultivate n cresc paturi i rezervorul de pete ]
descompune amoniacul n substane nutritive : nitrii i nitrai apoi . Plantele
apoi s ia n nitraii convertite ca macronutrienti ( care acioneaz ca un
ngrmnt ) . n esen , plantele prelua deeurile de pete . Rdcini de
plante ajuta la filtrarea apei , i apa reciclat apoi se pune napoi n rezervor
de pete i folosit peste tot din nou . Preocuprilor legate de mediu au un
impact tot mai mare asupra economiei , iar consumatorii sunt din ce n ce
caut pentru opiuni durabile i eficiente . Nu e de mirare popularitatea de
AquaPonie este n cretere , avnd n vedere c aceasta permite persoanelor

fizice s creasc mai multe produse alimentare ecologice , folosind mai puin
spaiu , i implic consumul total de ap mai puin .
Recent , un sol-rupere AquaPonie iniiativ sponsorizat de Topeka pe baz
de proiect de munte de gunoi a fost pus n micare , i va implica crearea
unor sisteme aquaponic n Republica Dominican , i apoi n multe alte
naiuni srace din ntreaga lume . Costul estimat de a construi un sistem de
peste mri este de 20.000 dolari , dar se crede c sistemul de dat n sus i s
fie difuzate , care va fi capabil s produc 1.000 de kg de tilapia fiecare ase
pn la opt luni . Inovaii Aqua design s-au aventurat , de asemenea, n
proiectarea unei AquaPonie ecosistem n miniatur , n sperana de
contientizare a mediului i educarea altora asupra sistemului . Vor lansa un
efort de - sourcing mulime pentru a finana AquaPonie proiectul lor
miniatural EcoQube ncepnd cu luna noiembrie .
Tehnici agricole convenionale folosind fungicide , pesticide , i alte otrvuri
, distruge ecologia solului i poate reduce valoarea nutritiv a alimentelor .
Sistemul AquaPonie permite individului s devin mai auto-suficiente , i s
creasc i s consume alimente mai sntoase pentru ei si familia lor . Dac
nu o soluie complet la deficitul de alimente , aceasta ofer o metod pre
decent de creterea petilor i plante ntr- un mod simbiotic , reducerea
deeurilor i creterea randamentelor .