Why This Post
This post in my opinion is the single MOST IMPORTANT information you should know and understand if you are wanting to get into or are already into Aquaponics.
When you really understand these key ingredients, it will enable you to really expand your aquaponics system and make it really run well.
If you are getting involved with Aquaponics for the first time or have been doing it for sometime I am hoping this post may enlighten you or fresh your knowledge?
Either way this post is about the Important Elements of the Aquaponics systems?
I would highly recommend you do your own search on the below subjects of this post and really get to know what they are and how important they are to an Aquaponics system only then will you will have a well-balanced and easy to mange Aquaponics system.
The King and Queens of Aquaponics
What I am talking about are the elements that make an Aquaponics bio-system work.
Nitrogen is the one of the most important element in any Aquaponics system, it gets introduced the water via Fish Food in the form of Protein.
When you feed fish they eat the protein, it is process in their stomach and then excrete in a form of solids containing ammonia and ammonium (Note ammonia also come from fish breathing).
Now the biggest problem in Aquaponics system is ammonia and ammonium, and you need this out of the system asap, not all (research PH levels in Aquaponics then you will understand Not All).
So how to deal with toxic ammonia and ammonium?
Well this is where the second most important elements in Aquaponics systems come in to play, in the form of two types of Microbes Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter (Research them and understand these bacterium’s).
Nitrosomonas is a bacterium that converts ammonium ions or ammonia into nitrites while Nitrobacter is a bacterium that converts nitrite into nitrates; guess what plants like that right, nitrates?
Simple put; The King and Queens of Aquaponics farming is Nitrogen (protein) and Micro-Bacterium
When you really get to know this Bio-Filter cycle, you will design a great Aquaponics System
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?