The Amazing Benefits of a Home Organic Aquaponics System + SPECIAL OFFER!

Aquaponics

By Andy Whiteley

Co-Founder of  Wake Up World

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing soil-less plants) system that mutually benefits both environments.

Aquaponics was essentially born out of hydroponics, which at the time made farming a lot easier. This process was associated with planting your veggies inside containers together with water. The hydroponic model involved utilizing lots of chemicals and  fertilizers to promote growth, so the produce was not 100 % natural.

Thankfully,  fertilizers and harmful chemicals are  not required when setting up your own home organic  aquaponics system. The fish waste is absorbed by the greenery which is used as a nutrient solution for the growing plants, cultivating a wonderful condition for them to grow in. The only external input to the system is food for the fish. Both systems complement each other in practical interdependence. So essentially, if you have happy and content fish, you have an amazing system that will produce fresh food for you all year round!  

The below video features  U.S. farmer, Will Allen from  Growing  Power,  who  has taken successful  Aquaponics  cultivation to the extreme.  At Growing Power, they can produce 1  million  pounds of food per year on only 3 arces, just by using aquaponics systems.

Will Allen Talks Us Through Growing Power

What are the Benefits Aquaponics?

Up to 10 times more organic  plants!

With  aquaponics you place plants closer together on a float system above the water, therefore it fits 10 times more plants in the same space! The roots of the plants are always in nutrient rich water and there’s no over-crowding!

There’s no more weeding!

The system removes the need for pain-staking and annoying weeding. You get more freedom and enjoyment!

No more soil pests!

The need for pesticides is eliminated, which makes it that much easier for you to have amazing plants and fruit without toxic chemicals.

No more watering!

The aquaponics system uses only 2% of the water normal gardening does. Because the water is constantly re-circulated, and you do not lose any to soil absorption. The roots of your plants are constantly submerged in nutrient rich water and you never have to worry about watering your plants again. If you pay for your water, imagine of how much money this can save you.

Multiple sources of  income!

When you try the aquaponics system yourself, you’ll have more plants than you’ll know what to do with. If you decide to sell your vegetables, guess what.. you also have fish to sell as the aquaponics system produces both plants and fish

Plants grows twice as fast!

Plant experts are shocked when they visit aquaponic farms at how fast plants grow. For example, lettuce which takes 60+ days to mature, takes only about 29 days with this system.

No more back-straining planting!

Planting normally takes a lot of bending over, but not with Aquaponics . You’ll find out exactly how to plant your seedlings in the aquaponic floats, and how to make sure the roots get all the nutrients.

You use up to 70% less energy than conventional gardening!

‘Nuff said!

Special Wake Up World Aquaponics Offer!

When  Wake Up World first  published an article on Will Allen’s ‘Growing Power’ farms, which are able to produce 1 million pounds of food on only 3 acres of land (click here for the article), the  response we received from our readers  was HUGE. Everyone wanted to know how they could set this up for themselves, and some had even been tasked with setting aquaponics systems  up for their communities. So we created a detailed follow up article  (click here for the article)…. although even  this didn’t stop the questions coming in!

So, Wake Up World has teamed up with an organic farmer who is also very experienced in aquaponics –  John Fay – to bring our readers  a special offer. John  comes from a long family line of organic farmers, though he is quick to note that in his dad’s farming days, there was no such thing as “organic” farming  —  there was just farming, free of  chemicals and  fertilizers.

The Offer

Available for Wake Up World readers is an easy step-by-step guide, both in video and written format, to help you set up your own home aquaponics system.

We have also included some great ebook bonus’ (300 pages all together) including;

  • Organic Gardening For Beginners
  • Herbs for Health and Home
  • A Guide to Flower Gardening
  • Worm Farming – The World Best Compost
  • Guide To Organic Cooking

There is also a 60 day 100% money back guarantee, so if for any reason you don’t get the desired results, your entire investment will be returned to you. No questions asked.

We have  heavily  discounted this offer just for Wake Up Word readers, in the hope that we can help you take  back control of your  organic food consumption.

Happy farming!

Click the image  below for a Wake Up World only special offer!

Aquaponics 4 You

… and create what you have seen here, at your own home!

 

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About the author:

Andy 1 - CopyAndy Whiteley  is a former corporate manager  turned writer, editor and co-founder of  Wake Up World. An advocate of peaceful revolution, Andy  believes we are on a necessary path (albeit bumpy) to a renewed social model grounded in love, transparency, individuality, sustainability and spirit. Through his role at Wake Up World,  he hopes to have a positive influence on  that transition.

Andy lives  in  the NSW Central Coast region (Australia) with his partner of 13 years,  WuW co-founder Ryan Mullins, and  spends his (scarce)  free time keeping fit and enjoying  the beautiful nature  reserves that sit, undisturbed, at their  back door.

“Wake Up World, it’s Time to Rise and  Shine!”  

 


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  • http://Website Chris Higginson

    My father experimented with hydroponics about fifty years ago.
    He tried growing potatoes.
    He burned the roots off three times due to inexpert additions of nutrients.
    We had a “special course” of potatoes when they matured, but they were inedible.
    But this article has inspired me to have another go!

  • Aquaponics

    I was amazed at how easy aquaponic gardening is, I reckon i’m now producing roughly five times the amount of plants in half the time.

  • robert

    Aquaponics is great anywhere, especially in areas where there is little groundwater or when you want to be sure the water you are using is healthy and nutrient rich. Of course things like potatoes and carrots are going to be difficult, because potatoes are tubers, and carrots are roots.. so, they require soil. You do not have to be a botanist, or even a genius to figure that out.

    If you are in an area with little groundwater, like an arid, desert region, then an indoor aquaponic system is going to be excellent. Then all you have to do is be sure that you keep the greenhouse sealed enough that the dry air does not evaporate all your water.. a way to recapture your moisture before it escapes into the atmosphere is with an atmospheric water generator (awg):

    Now, if you are a restaurant and you have your own greenhouse, you can use the atmospheric moisture in your hot kitchen to provide water for your greenhouse. Not only that, the water it produces is so pure and clean, it is balanced, ionized water, so you can also serve it to your guests and use it for cooking.

    These are a great product in areas where the air is moist, or in indoor settings in arid climates.

    I am looking forward to seeing some great business development using these AWG units for food production.. all over the world.

  • Peter

    To Aquaponics

    Great to hear your success with aquaponics, it’s refreshing to see that people are willing to give it a go. It really can be as simple as you want. Some people have small setups in their lounge rooms :)

  • http://thebigku.com k b

    this is a great concept.

  • http://Website Fernando

    great! I’m working at subway now just to have enough money to build my own system. Thanks a lot!!

  • http://www.opensourceaquaponics.com William Bombardier

    Will Allen was an inspiration to me to create my own suburban aquaponic greenhouse.
    I used a dome structure for increased strength, efficiency and aesthetics and recycled materials for low cost. I’m under $2000 for everything so far. For more info, check out my website… http://www.opensourceaquaponics.com
    Peace, ~ Will

  • http://Website Frank Ntiti

    Great and earth friendly system and approach to the questions of hunger and pollution. I hope to bring these farming methods to solve food security matter in Nigeria.

  • http://Website Terry Yost

    What kind of fish do you use? Just learning about hydroponics. Could they be used with artificial lighting?

    • http://diyaquaponicssystems.net Barry Butler

      I use bass. I’m sure that you could use artificial light but I haven’t tried it.

  • https://www.facebook.com/healthorganicwellbeing Health & Organic Wellbeing (H.O.W.)

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://diyaquaponicssystems.net Barry Butler

    This article got me started in aquaponics about a year ago. Thank you!!

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