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Aquaponic systems and size

Aquaponic type  systems can be scaled up or scaled down, totally depending on your personal production needs.  If your just producing food for a hobby you will only need a very small footprint of land however if your going to make a little income you can easily just add a few more grow beds and additional fish tanks- its really flexible. A small aquaponic system can produce up to fifty kilograms of fresh fish such as Tilapia, Murray Cod, Sleepy Cod, Jade Perch, Silver Perch or Trout or maybe  every six – 12 months  depending on the fish species used. Not to  forget the one hundred kilogram plus potential vegetable yields.

simple aquaponics IBC Tote 1 bed system

A simple aquaponics IBC Tote 1 bed system

If you want to sell organic vegetables, fruits, and fish, you can expand your operation accordingly  to produce a higher target harvests. In doing so you will need more space and a more powerful water pumps etc, but these are just one-time requirements of the system.

Once you have the expanded system in place, thats it. Just spend a few minutes each day checking for any blockages, leaks, feed your fish and your laughing. All you have to do at that point in time is to maintain the system so all your plants and fish grow well. aquaponics systems can provide abundant harvests on a day-to-day basis.

Remember: no one is too old or too inexperienced to start their own aquaponics system. If the desire to be self-sufficient is there and you have the passion to get things done, aquaponics is definitely right for you!

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