Naxxar, Malta -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/20/2013 -- As the name suggests, Aquaponics 4 You is a do it yourself program on the subject of aquaponics. In simple terms this is a new method of gardening – it is a way of cultivating more crops in a shorter time using less space, less effort and less energy.
While aquaponics has been around for a few years, thanks to researchers from the University of the Virgin Islands, it is becoming a more popular practice as of late. As a matter of fact, one can find many families that are making a living out of this practice.
This Aquaponics 4 You review will reveal in a nutshell what this subject is all about and it will also mention what are the salient points of this DIY aquaponics guide.
Basically a home aquaponics system consists of the following: an aquarium that contains both fish and netted pots which are placed in a float system above the water. The water is filtered naturally as the waste produced by the fish passes through the netted pots. As the waste passes through the pots, the plants obtain the necessary nutrients from the fish waste.
Aquaponics does not require a lot of manual work – once the system is up and running there are no weeds to remove and no tilling, which is the process of preparing the soil for agriculture. This method is also completely organic as there are no pesticides and no synthetic fertilizers to use.
Thus, this product teaches how to combine a home hydroponics system together with a home aqua-culture system. Hydroponics is the means of feeding plants directly through water without using soil while aqua-culture is the system of growing fish in an aquarium or tank.
Obviously there is no need to say that one does not need to water the plants given that the plant roots are being bathed with water all the time. As a matter of fact, the creator of this system states that an aquaponics setup only uses about 2% of the water that would be required with conventional methods of vegetable growing.
One of the most impressive things about this method of food production is that most of the vegetables take half the time to grow when compared to normal farming methods. The reason is that the vegetables are getting much more nutrients this way when compared to the traditional methods. Another advantage of aquaponics over traditional means of vegetable growing is that it is possible to grow different type of vegetables all year long.
Setting up an indoor aquaponics system requires some initial work, but it is nothing that an able bodied person with average intelligence cannot do. It is very similar to setting up a normal fish tank with the addition of the float system and netted pots. Of course there are other things that one would need to take care of when setting up the float system, but these are all being taken care of in the aquaponics guide.
While this method of growing vegetables still requires some maintenance, the time required is much less when compared to the traditional cropping methods. As a matter of fact, a proper aquaponics set up is mostly self-sufficient given that it is like an eco-system that takes care of itself. If one thinks about it, this makes a lot of sense given that the time taken for weeding, fertilizing, applying pesticides and watering the plants is all but eliminated.
According to the author of the program, one would also save up to 70% of energy costs in the process, when compared to conventional methods of farming. The author also says that one can up to grow ten times more vegetables in a given space when compared to normal farming methods.
Another major advantage of setting up such a system is that it would be possible to grow fish for human consumption as well. Thus a large aquaponics home system could feed the whole family and if one does not like to eat fish and vegetables in the first place, why not sell them or give them to neighbours or family members?
One of the few disadvantages when setting up such a system, though not really a disadvantage after all, is that the water needs to be left for 4 weeks before any fish can be introduced. Some people may be overly enthusiastic to start that they fail to observe such an important aspect. Once the setup is up and running, one would also need to monitor the quality of the water on a regular basis to ensure that the eco-system is properly balanced.
To conclude this Aquaponics 4 You review, I must say that this is an excellent aquaponics design guide where everything is explained pretty clearly in the step by step videos provided. Apart from the videos, the program also includes self-explanatory instructions and simple diagrams on how to build an aquaponics system by using material that can be bought from normal garden stores and pet shops. Apart from illustrating what one needs to do, the guide also mentions common mistakes and explains and how to avoid doing them as well.
Aquaponics 4 You is being sold at $37 at the time of writing. Worth noting is the fact that the program comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. So for those who are skeptic about the effectiveness of the system, there is always the peace of mind that it is possible to ask for a refund within the first two months of purchasing.
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