What, you ask, is aquaponics? It is a closed biosystem, where plants and and fish are cultivated at the same time. We are in the process of building our first system. OH MY! What a task. If you would like to really check out aquaponics... the Aussies really have it down. http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/
Needless to say this is not or one or two hour process. This is days ... weeks even. First the concept, then research, then research the research (where is my spreadsheet---Yes dear you are my sweetie!) Then the SHOPPING ..... new green house cover.... barrels- yes 9 scrounged and bought as of today. Rocks (peagravel) bought and transported.... they are heavy. (now to wash them) Well, today is trying to plumb the project.
Fish live in water. The plants use the nutrient gifts the fish leave in the water. Then the water returns to the fish all clean to do it all again.... in the end... nice fresh vegies and nice fresh fish....
Well the Coffee Cup is nearly empty. I have rambled quite enough for one day!
Drink it hot!
Drink it fresh!
PS.... Does anyone know where to get a small amount of tilapia fingerlings in the US??????