A set of good easy to follow Aquaponics plans is essential if you intend to build your own aquaponic system. If you take a look on you tube you will find a lot of videos about the subject but none are really clear enough to follow properly.
Once you have got your hands on some DIY aquaponics plans the rest is plain sailing. If the plans are up to scratch they will show you how to source materials for every part of your system for free or at the least very cheap.
In fact, the most expensive part of an aquaponic system is the fish tank. The reason being that you need to buy one with a decent filter that will remove any solids from the water before they reach your plants.
The set up works in an ongoing cycle which goes like this. First, the water is taken from your fish tank where it is filtered to remove the solids (fish poop) it is then passed through the grow beds of your plants, this feeds your plants and cleans the water.
The water returns to the tank via angled pipes with the help of some good old gravity and the cycle begins again. Your DIY aquaponics plans will help you to set this up in no time flat.
The beauty of your new organic garden is that it grows plants two times faster than normal and that because your plants are above ground level there is no chance of slug attack. The risk of back ache is also minimal because the plants can be sown at waist level.
As mentioned earlier the DIY aquaponics plans will save you a fortune on parts especially for an outdoor system. An indoor set up will still be quite cheap but being as it is inside your house it’s best to use newer parts for ornamental value. Whereas an outdoor aquaponic system can be put together for next to nothing because looks are not overly important.
The last thing you should ever do is attempt to build your own aquaponic system without any plans because the chances are that it will fail. The balance needed to keep your fish healthy and keep your plants nourished is delicate and a set of good DIY Aquaponics plans will hold your hand and make sure your set up works well.