Indoor Aquaponics System

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Date Completed: December 23, 2012

My dream finally took shape yesterday when I had water running through the new aquaponics system.

I have wanted to do this project for about 2 years now so to see it coming together was awesome.

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a closed loop system that grows fish and plants simultaneously. The fish waste water is pumped upward into grow beds where plants and bacteria filter the water and use the waste for nutrients. The water then uses an automatic siphon system to drain clean water back into the fish tank. (I’ll post a video with more details showing how it works down the road) This is known as a flood and drain system.

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About SustainableCraig

I am a military veteran, urban farmer, and financial coach whose goal is to spread knowledge of financial literacy and sustainability throughout the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy spending time outdoors where I frequently test my wilderness survival skills.
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