One type of aquaponics system that is popular with DIYers and aquaponics beginners is the barrel aquaponics system or barrelphonics. A barrel system will allow you to delve into aquaponics with little space available and without spending too much money.
Aquaponics is gaining popularity these days, as many people are turning into sustainable and organic gardening. Imagine being able to grow your own food all year round in a clean, closed system with very little space and maintenance.
Aquaponics systems can produce plants that can be harvested quickly because of the continuous amount of nutrients that the system provides to the plants. But before you can add the fish and more plants into the system, it is essential that the beneficial bacteria which produce nutrients for the plants is introduced and established.
Your choice of grow media will significantly impact the cost of building and maintaining your aquaponics system. That's why this guide is written to help you understand what aquaponics grow media is, what are the available choices and what will work best for you.