7. Have Fun
As mentioned before, building your system with a partner can be helpful. It can also make the experience fun. You can use this project to help get your kids interested in learning about science. It will also teach them how to take care of plants and animals. This is a fun project for all ages. After you’re finished, you and your partner(s) will have something to marvel at and be proud of.
8. Picking Your Plants
Almost all types of plants will grow in an aquaponics system. What you must decide is what kind benefits you. If you’re creating a system for aesthetic purposes, rest assured that most houseplants will thrive wonderfully in your system. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, an easy plant to attempt to grow using your homemade aquaponics system is lettuce.
Experiment a little bit. See what works best with your system. Try all different types of plants and see what thrives the most with your fish.
You must remember that your work is never complete. While the system takes care of itself, for the most part, you must perform some maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape.
Just like keeping a goldfish as a pet, you must remember to feed your fish every day. They must be kept healthy for the whole system to work.
The water is equally important. You must check to make sure the water is at the proper pH level and temperature. If these levels are off, it can be detrimental to your system.
Nothing is perfect. Sometimes something might break or need replacing. Don’t wait until it is too late to found out if something is wrong with your system. Do checks on all the equipment now and then to make sure everything’s in working order.
10. Reap the Benefits
Breathe a sigh of relief! You’ve done it. Your aquaponics system is done and thriving. Don’t forget to enjoy your work. Whether you’re growing indoor plants or vegetables, your aquaponic system is a fabulous addition to your home. You and your guests can even enjoy watching the fish.
Now that you know the basics you can move on to bigger, better things. You can experiment and learn to grow different types of plants and use different types of fish. You can create a whole new system based on what you now know for more food or even more self-sustaining decoration for your home.
To learn more about aquaponics systems check out the Aquaponics Association.
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