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Aquaponics Systems Tips 1-3

Aquaponics Systems Tip #1

Day 1: The #1 Reason For Aquaponics System Problems

Almost all problems with freshwater fish and organic

vegetables can be traced back to one thing.


Sadly, it’s common for many aquaponics beginners to fail to

monitor the pH levels of the water in their aquaponics

system closely enough.

While the fish and vegetables can survive for a while in a

system where the pH levels of the water are out of balance,

their health will eventually go downhill ~ big time.

It happens every time!

Fortunately, almost all fish, fruit and vegetable problems

are totally preventable.

It is because you can easily setup your aquaponics system

the right way from the very beginning.

Aquaponics Systems Tip #2 – Be Creative!

Day 2: Here are some tips to get you started on the right foot

with setting up your aquaponics system “properly”

One of my favorite aspects of building an aquaponics

system is that you can be as creative as you want to be.

A lot of people think that it must be expensive, but that

just isn’t the case.

One of the coolest ideas I have seen people put into action

is to find a large tub to build their first aquaponics

system with. I started with a large recycled porcelain


If the tub has no holes or cracks, and can handle 500

gallons of water, you are all set to go.

I have seen people even use large metal/plastic barrels to

use as a holding tank for their fish, and if you decide to

go this route, I suggest you go with food-grade plastic


Remember, this is where the fish are going to be living 24

hours/day, so it’s a good idea to make sure it is clean and

doesn’t leak.

By following the above guidelines, you’ll be taking the

first steps toward creating the optimal environment for

your fish, fruit, and vegetables.

Aquaponics Systems Tip #3 – The 3 Main Aquaponics Variants

There are three main variants of aquaponics. The first

variant is called the “ranch tank.” It’s easy to make a

ranch tank.

All you need is to dig a deep pit in the ground, fill that

pit with a few thousand liters of water, and throw some

fingerlings in.

Algae will grow in the water; some fish eat algae, some

don’t. You will not be able to harvest any vegetables from

this type of setup however.

The second variant is the solar pond (which we discussed

in a previous lesson). It has a holding tank that acts as a

home for the fish and the vegetables.

The third variant makes use of a water pump and a flow

system to cycle the water.

The best setup, according to aquaponics enthusiasts, is the

third variant because it provides the biggest yields and is

the easiest to maintain over a long period of time.

Now you know the 3 setups and the basics of each.

More Aquaponics Tips to Come…

Best Regards,


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