Take a Closer Look Inside Aquaponics
Fish poop makes the world go ‘round in Aquaponics!

But how does it all come together?

Join me in exploring some of the common parts of an Aquaponics System!

Fish Tanks

Keeping fish doesn’t have to be complicated, but you’ll need a container that is safe for fish to live in!

Make sure the container is:

  • Non-toxic
  • Non-porous
  • Strong enough to hold the weight of the water
  • Waterproof

Types of Fish

If you’re planning on raising your fish to eat, you may want to do some investigation as to what fish will work best for your system. 

Here are some popular choices in aquaponics:

  • Tilapia
  • Bluegill
  • Sunfish
  • Crappie
  • Koi
  • Goldfish
  • Pacu

Grow Containers

Plants don’t just grow in pots - they can be grown in any container that has the following qualities:

  • Non-toxic
  • Non-porous
  • Large enough to support roots

Plant Types

Most plants will flourish in aquaponics, but when you consider the size and shape of what you want to grow, you may find that certain plants will work better in smaller spaces. 

Easiest plants to grow in aquaponics:

  • Lettuce
  • Pak Choi
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Mint
  • Chives

The Mighty Germ

Helpful bacteria is needed for an Aquaponics system to work.

But where does it come from?

Some of the bacteria needed in your system will come from the fish themselves. But to ensure success, you may find purchasing a Bacteria Starter Kit to be helpful.