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Story: Aquaponics
Airdate: Ep 5, 26 May 2019
Presenter: Stuart Laws

Growing your own fruits and vegetables from home has become increasingly popular. But have you ever thought of growing your own fish at home? Stuart finds out how, and you don’t even need that much space.

  • Aquaponic systems are a self-sustaining way of growing fresh fish and vegetables in a small space.
  • All you need is a tank for the fish, a grow bed to grow your plants in, a good quality pump to pump the water through into the bed and a strong power source.
  • The pump delivers the fish waste to the grow bed to help fertilise and water the plants, and the plants take the nutrients from the water and filter clean water back to the fish.
  • You can grow all types of vegetables, fruits and herbs in the bed.
  • If you would like to eat the fish in your pond; silver perch, rainbow trout, marron and yabbies in the cooler months. In summer you can even grow barramundi depending on your tank size.
  • You don’t have to eat the fish you have in your pond; you can also fill your pond with gold fish or coy.
  • Aquaponic systems are a great and inexpensive way to grow your own produce and reduce your food miles.
  • The Woodvale Fish and Lily Farm can help you start your home aquaponics!