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Once your aquaponics system is set up and running comes the maintenance to ensure its success and the return of your investment. But how do you maintain an aquaponics system? Well, one of the great thing about aquaponics systems is that it requires less maintenance than the traditional growing methods because there is no weeding, fertilizing, and watering involved. 

Aquaponics combines aquaculture (the growing of fish and other aquatic animals) and hydroponics (the growing of plants without soil) in one recirculating environment. In aquaponics, the fish produce waste that is converted by the nitrifying bacteria into nutrients for the plants. Plant roots absorb these nutrients to thrive. In return, the plant roots clean and filter the water for the fish to live.

 

 

 

 

One of the benefits of aquaponics systems is that they require less maintenance than other gardening methods because there is no weeding, watering, or fertilizing. However, once you've set up your aquaponics system, comes the maintenance and cleaning. But how do you maintain and clean your aquaponics system to ensure its longevity and effectiveness? Here is a quick look at what you can do to maintain and clean your aquaponics system. 
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.

Water temperature affects not only the health of the fish, plants, and bacteria in an aquaponics system. It is also essential for the breakdown and uptake of nutrients and wastes. So in order to maintain a healthy aquaponics system, the water temperature must be kept in the range that is safe for the fish, plants, and bacteria growing in your aquaponics system. 

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