Have you been reading about aquaponics but don't know where to start? Well, I have. So, when my girls caught some tiny trout at a fishing derby I decided to slap together a fish habitat.
Aquaponics is basically growing plants in fish water. So you need - fish -- water -- and plants.
This instructable only covers the fish and water.
- Catch a fish
- Get a bucket
- Fill with water
- Get a pump
- Put the pump in the water
Right now we have lots of rain, so we are using the access to water the gardens. However, this is only viable as long as it rains every few days. Plants should be added to build a closed loop.
For the whole system, the best book on the topic is by Sylvia BernsteinAquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together
Warning -- find better instructions --
- The fish were caught at a private club, normally fish this small would be thrown back.
- This includes some pictures of a dead fish -- 'fish-topsy'
4 weeks latter I have 2 out of 6 fish remaining.