Why This Post
I have done this Fact and Question blog to inspire you to unpack my simple answer of yes or no, true or not true.
I am hoping that when continue to do research on the very short answers you will discover why that was my answer.
There is so much information to search through, but I would encourage you to search my question and try not to go down the Aquaponics rabbit hole because you will get lost and confused .
Also in doing research on question and answers, it will lead you into really understanding Aquaponics and the mechanics of the system.
This will help you really design a system based on your discoveries and what you believe is correct way for you to build and operate your system.
Question & Answers part 1
Plants clean the water enough to make it safe for for fish? Answer; NO
Plants will NOT get all their required nutrients from fish waste alone? Answer; Very True.
Are Nitrates removed from the water by plants, and is it very important not to allow the high build-up of Nitrate levels in the system? Answer; True
A lot of different plants and vegetables can be grown in an Aquaponics system? Answer; True (most can be)
There are “Economies of scale” in Aquaponics farming/systems bigger is better? Answer; Absolutely True
Does harvesting of Fish or plants severely affect the balance of the system? Answer; Not True.
Does Fish need to rely on plants to be in the system or do Plants need to rely on Fish to be in the system? Answer; Absolutely Not.
Setting up a Commercial Aquaponics System can be very costly, but can be considerably reduced when you know how to? Answer; this is so true
Does a Commercial system need to have a balanced Fish density to plant density? Answer; absolutely not.
Please research your own answers to the questions
I am no expert or a scientist in the Aquaponics field, but I have been involved with Aquaponics projects for a longer time and I want to give you my opinion on all the Ba Ba Ba about Aquaponics, you can take or leave it?