Where is the gold in Commercial Aquaponics? How will I make it pay?
Most think that the profit is somehow connected to a clever plumbing layout or some other construction secret. While it is important to have a well designed installation and have good knowledge on day to day farm routine, that is not where the money is. Obviously, if the design, structure and farm management methodologies are not robust, then there is no foundation from which to reap profit.
Jade Perch. An excellent table fish.
Salt in your Aquaponics system
The addition of small concentrations of salt to your Aquaponics system is a practice that you may read about as you surf the net gathering information. As with all things, there are advantages and disadvantages.
Salt is a wonderful, non “chemical” way to treat diseases and bacterial infections in fish. It is also a good “tonic” in the sense
Imagine having your crop of Trout , Barramundi or Tilapia ready for harvest. You are already planning the family get-together when you will proudly serve that wonderful fish dinner.
Then, while you are at work or away from the farm there is a three hour mains power outage…the pumps stop…the aerator system stops…and disaster….all your fish are dead.
Worse still, you loose your commercial crop of fish....what will you tell the Chefs and regular weekly clients who are expecting
Fish Food—Feeding your fish using commercially available sinking or floating pellets.
Cat fish feeding.
The fish food we supply is suitable for all Australian Natives.
The fish food has NO land animal content.
Be careful not to over feed your fish. This results in wasted food and fish food lying around on the bottom of the tank can cause an increase in the ammonia levels in the tank.
There are formulas
Sensational…..murder in the greenhouse. Who has been killed? Those pesky aphids, ants and the like, that’s who !
Controlling pests in an Aquaponics garden has to be done carefully because we want to use pest control mechanisms that are fish friendly as well as human friendly
Here is a series of helps in controlling aphids, ants and other garden pests. There is a variety of treatments but they all take time to get working. Patience