If you have an aquarium or are an experienced gardener, aquaponics is a great avenue to explore. Having backyard and indoor aquaponics combines the craft of hydroponic growing with raising fish at the same time. When you have an aquaponics system, the water that your fish live in (and their excrements) can nourish your garden plants. Then, the water will be recycled back into your fish tank. Therefore, your plants receive the nutrients they need while your fish obtain the fresh recycled water. And through home aquaponics, you reap the benefits of growing organic vegetables and a healthy, clean fish tank to enjoy.
When you decide to purchase an aquaponics kit, you will need aquaponic supplies to get things started. At Alternative Heating and Supplies, we have everything from step-by-step guides to aquaponics fish food, and an entire home aquaponics kit to help you get on your way to being self-sufficient. Aquaponics enables you to reduce your need for chemicals, use less water for gardening, and it substantially reduces (or eliminates) weeds in your crops. Since your aquaponics system is self-contained, it also protects the environment, does not require fertilizer, and your fish do not get exposed to pollutants like mercury. As you get started in aquaponics, Alternative Heating and Supplies is here to help answer your questions, and to assist you in learning how to take advantage of all the benefits of hydroponics and aquaculture.