The system is based around a plant bed and a fish tank, both working together. The fish water feeds the plants and the plants filter the water for the fish, all you need to then do is feed the fish.
The Plant Bed of the FishPlant system is based on the ‘Flood and Drain’ hydroponic technique – the ‘Flood’ bringing water and nutrients to the plants roots, the ‘Drain’ drawing fresh air (oxygen) into the root zone. It is ideal for growing our favourite herbs and salad crops. The design ensures constant water circulation and helps oxygenate the water for the fish.
FishPlant is finely balanced. As you raise the fish they produce more waste, this provides more food for the plants, the plants grow larger taking up more waste product, cleaning the water for the fish. Fish and plants grow in tune with each other.
This depends on whether you intend to eat them or just keep them for pleasure. While the principle of aquaponics is primarily to grow food, it may be that you prefer to grow ornamental fish, such as, Koi Carp or Goldfish and just eat the plant produce. If you want to farm edible varieties then you can successfully and consistently farm Tilapia, Carp, Perch and, with practice, even Trout.