The method of raising fish and growing plants have now come into a new level. Nowadays the latest Aquaponics technique come in the market, you can grow plants and raise fish with the help of this technique. Before starting aquaponic gardening you have to choose the best aquaponic system. So many aquaponics systems are available in the market at affordable rates.
Aquaponics is a combination of two processes – cultivating fruits and vegetables and growing fish at the same time. This is an integrated system of traditional aquaculture or growing aquatic animals like Tilapia, prawns together with hydroponics or the soil-less fruits and vegetable gardening.
There are different types of aquaponics system:
Raft or deep-flow: This type of aquaponics is commonly used for commercial purposes. These types of system use a floating raft which is made up of Styrofoam. This type of aquaponics system is used for commercial purpose. The system uses a floating raft which is made up of Styrofoam. The raft system acts as the bio-filter of the water wastes from the fish tank. By using this type of system, you can observe that the more you feed your fish. So if you don’t have more space for planting, make sure to hold a separate bio-filter to keep the wastes from the fish.
Media based. It is mostly designed for a backyard aquaponics system where every person can see it even from afar. It uses clays or pebbles for drainage and cleaning purposes. The pebbles in the plant beds are places to keep the flow of water regularly and avoid the blockage of all kinds that can disturb its functioning. On the other hand clay is used to absorb the water in plant beds so that the roots of the plants can get moisture without being soaked up.
Nutrient Film Technique (NFT). This type of aquaponics system that can be used on either backyard or commercial system is the NFT, however, it is very rarely used. In this system, plants are placed in the pots and small amount of water drips from the base of the pots where the roots can access a little amount of water from it.
All these systems are used for aquaponics gardening to grow plants. If you want to know about new techniques of aquaponics gardening and products then you can visit the famous warehouse that is Hydroponic Xpress. This is very reputed and best store in Australia. You can directly visit our website and contact with our experts.