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A Guide to Homesteading  Aquaponics

A Guide to Homesteading Aquaponics

A guide to homesteading Aquaponics details a system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.

Aquaponics expands on the idea of growing plants in water, but it adds an extra layer to ecosystem; live fish. The typical aquaponics system consists of two parts; plant bed and a fish holding tank. The plants are placed in growing box filled with a growing media and a specialized irrigation system. The water is pumped from the tank holding the fish directly to the irrigation system. The water is allowed to flow out of the plant bed back into the fish holding tank and the cycle repeats continuously.

A Guide to Homesteading Aquaponics
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Homemade Water Filtration Treatment Plastic Barrel System

Homemade Water Filtration Treatment Plastic Barrel System

This homemade water filtration treatment plastic barrel system is detailed how to make in this step by step tutorial. You can make a stand alone Vortex Clarifier (swirling cleaner) water barrel or you can connection multiple plastic barrels to expand your capacity. This water filtration system can benefit storm water treatment, pond filtration, large aquarium…Continue Reading

How To Raise Tilapia on Your Homestead

How To Raise Tilapia on Your Homestead

This helpful 1st hand experience of how to raise Tilapia on your homestead is an amazingly self sufficient food producing resource and skill. Tilapia is perfect for this purpose because they can live mainly on algae as adults and don’t require constantly running water. Tilapia has become the third most important fish in aquaculture (farming…Continue Reading

They Turned A Pool Into Self-sufficient System That Feeds The Family

When these folks bought their house it came with an in ground pool that needed work. Instead of fixing the pool for swimming they turned it into a self sufficient ecosystem that feeds the family with 8 eggs per day, unlimited talapia and plenty of fruits and veggies. With all the drought going on out…Continue Reading

Loads Of Free Info On Aquaponics

Loads Of Free Info On Aquaponics

    Loads of free info on aquaponics. If you have been thinking about starting an aquaponic system to grow you own food this is a great resource of info on everything aquaponic. There are pdf files and you can also read the information of the cloud. Ed That Matters shares the info that a fellow named…Continue Reading