Category Archives: Water Gardens

Easy Aquaponics Designs

While there is excitement in going to get all the supplies needed for a aquaponics designs, its smart to first have an understanding of exactly what goes into a good system. In its truest form, aquaponics is about combining two very different approaches to growing plants, namely aquaculture and secondly hydroponics. The purest method is really about taking the best of both of these methods and creating a system that many enthusiasts say is both cleaner and simpler to manage.

A simple aquaponics design is when the water is continuously running. The water is pumped from your water or fish tank to the grow bed area. The water then flows through the growing bed area,to the roots of the plants, and back to the fish tank. Nutrient rich fish water is pumped from the fish tank into the roots of the plants, where plants growing in the gravel extract the nutrients from the water. The water then drains back into the fish tank oxygenated.

Many first timers will build their tanks, purchase their fish, and plant their seeds all in the same day or weekend. This will cause your garden to fail. The system depends upon the nutrients in the water. This means that you must place your fish in the water first and allow their waste to be broken down into nutrients. This way your seeds will be able to grow with the nutrients in the water. The process of building your system from start to finish will take approximately two to three months. This process can be shortened by adding nitrates to the water. The nitrates and ammonia must be monitored, especially in the beginning stages. This will ensure that your fish and plants are healthy and working together.

Everyone has a different size of space they can devote to an aquaponics design. When researching the design to use, it is important to consider if you would like to upscale the size of the system at a later date. You might even consider if you would eventually like to have a commercial sized system. Be sure that your space will accomodate your plan before investing in the necessary pieces. One you have evaluated all of this, you can then start building your own aquaponics self-sustaining system to be the best one for your area.

The advantages of a great aquaponics design is that it’s a self balancing system. As more nutrient become available through the fish, plant growth will increase. The advantage of aquaponics is that it is an eco-friendly system. There are many aquaponics designs that can be installed, depending upon the time and space you have available as an investment.

Want to find out more about Aquaponics Designs, then visit Gary White’s site on how to choose the best Easy Aquaponics for your needs.

Tips For Setting Up A Backyard Fish Pond

Garden PondDo you have a garden pond? Or would you like one? A garden pond or a water garden does not have to be large to totally change how you make use of your garden. The sound of running water is so soothing and a pond fountain or a waterfall can have a cooling effect on a hot summer’s day. Watching the fish carry out their daily lives is calming too and many gardeners like the chance to branch out into the new realm of aquatic plants.

If your pond is sunk into the earth, your could watch it from above or you could build it above ground and use perspex windows to watch your fish on their own level. Your fish will breed too, so you will have a new, perfect, ecosystem in your own garden.

Select the site of your pond with care. Try to position it on slightly higher ground, so that it is not flooded with all your garden’s rainwater in the course of heavy rains. Beware of putting your pond under a tree or you will always be raking leaves out of the water, which is a real pain. Siting your pond in a location where it is in at least partial shade when the sun is high will also help reduce on algae growth.

However, once the contractor has constructed your pond and you have stocked it, is the time when your work commences. Maybe not work, maybe you will enjoy maintaining your fish and your fish pond. This is not hard and a largish pond will need hardly any maintenance at all, most of it can be mechanized.

One of the first things that you will have to try to do is stop your garden falling into the pond. You do not want surrounding mud dropping into the pond and literally muddying the water. This can be achieved by lining your pond with a butyl pond liner and bringing the liner up over the lip of the pond by a foot or two.

Then you need to keep that in place. This can be done to suit your taste, but many people put a stone or brick walkway around the pond. If you let this overhang the pond by an inch or two, you will almost totally hide the pond liner.

Most people overfeed their fish, because fish outdoor will find a lot of natural food such as flies, larvae and grubs. This surplus food turns into a surplus of nutrients. This super-charged water is a perfect environment for algae, and algae is going to be your undying enemy. However, you can soak up some of these surplus nutrients with other plants that you are keen on.

Aquatic plants such as lilies really make a pond and they will help aerate the water during the day when the water may be warmer (warm water contains less oxygen than cool water). Plants also give your fish somewhere to take cover from predators and strong sunlight, which will diminish stress on your fish as well.

Owen Jones, the author of this article, writes on many subjects, but is now involved with water garden pumps. If you are interested in a Solar Powered Pond Pump, please go to our web site now for a special deal.

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