Aquaponics has been a hot topic in the survival sphere for the last several months… But what exactly is it?
Aquaponics might sound complicated, but don’t let that keep you from trying it out. It’s not as hard as you think. In fact, we recently published an awesome tutorial for building your own indoor aquaponics garden in an afternoon. But for those of you who aren’t familiar with aquaponics, I found this video that really does a great job of explaining the basics of aquaponics.
Here is a layman’s explanation of what aquaponics is for those that are curious. It will give those an idea on how the system works & the relationship between the fish, bacteria & plants. We have mentioned it in previous clips but not where it is easily found in one spot.
Most of the information we found to help us understand aquaponics was first found on You Tube as well. Here follow a few of the aquaponic forums & sites we found helpful on the internet:
The Urban Farming Guys https://www.youtube.com/user/TheUrbanFarmingGuys
Paul from Earthan Group https://www.youtube.com/user/EarthanGroupFilms
Bright Agrotech https://www.youtube.com/user/BrightAgrotechLLC
Rob from Bigelow Brook Farm https://www.youtube.com/user/web4deb
As well as the many clips that we randomly click on while searching “aquaponics” on YouTube
A great site with a few handy DIY ideas & more in depth information on aquaponics & aquaculture is Earthan Group. Paul has gone out of his way to provide some great information for us novices to take advantage of. We are also hoping to add a few “Earthan Beds” to our system in the future when time permits.
The forum we have used the most is the Backyard Aquaponics based in Australia. There are loads of members from all around the world on there so the info is relevant to all.
There are loads of good forums on the internet & are only a quick search away.
We have had some excellent help along the way from fellow backyard growers on forums as well as from some very knowledgeable professionals who like to help out when they can. To all these people we would like to say a big THANKS. They have helped us sort out a few of my newbie mistakes on more than one occasion & can take some of the credit for us not losing any fish **knock on wood**!