The choice of the fish species or crustaceans is a fundamental step to start implementing your aquaponic facility. And it's main a fact of water temperature range that animals tolerate, while nitrifying bacteria require to operate.
Marine or Saltwater Aquaponics is a further evolution of Aquaponics, devised to guarantee food safety in semi-arid coastal areas or salt-spoiled lands. It even allows to practice sea fish farming inside cities.
Have you ever thought of raising aquatic frogs in your Aquaponics kit? Do you know that you can use wicking bed as additional biofilter to your Aquaponic system, so you can grow bulbs and tubers too?
Aquaponics relies on the symbiotic relationship between plants, nitrifying bacteria and aquatic animals, included turtles, shrimps, yabbies (generally crayfish).
Do you want to know how these types of systems work?
In this first part of the third lesson of our Aquaponics manual we outline the feature of the less-known Aquaponic systems that have been specifically developed by smallholder farmers to benefit from the environmental conditions of their countries: Bumina dan Yumina (Indonesia) and The Aigamo system (Japan)
This is the second lesson of a practical Aquaponics manual, where we outline the main features of Vertical compared with Horizontal Aquaponic system design. In fact, Several times people have been asking us which are the criterions to choose the Aquaponic system design that better fits with their own project and their baseline conditions.