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Can’t Wait to Get this Started

May 29, 2013

I love this idea! The worms clean the serious accumulations of wastes out of the gravel, there’s enough oxygen for them to survive submerged in the water, and I bet you can feed them in small quantities to the fish. Aquaponics is the future of food production due to the small amount of land and resources required and the huge, consistent returns one can reap. Setting up something like this is not as hard as you would think, you just have to do your research and start small. Probably not for the lazy farmer.

An aquaponic system that involves tilapia or p...

An aquaponic system that involves tilapia or perch (up to 10,000 fish in the 5 ft deep tank), watercress and tomatoes. The water is drawn up through one pump and gravity fed through the potted plants (which remove the nitrogen from the fish waste) and back into the tank where it re-oxygenizes the tank water. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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