You possibly already have a fish tank at home – maybe you keep a couple of goldfish or betta in there. But did you know you could very easily decrease the dependence of the systems on you and make it into your very own Aquaponics system? The thing is that any normal aquarium needs a water filter because the fish waste is toxic for the fish and cannot circulate in the system. Plus, the water in the aquarium needs to be changed often. But if you take the trouble of going through with an Aquaponics fish tank DIY – you can actually make it significantly easy for you!
Let’s see exactly how it is advantageous:
- Firstly, you can remove the water filter, since the plants filter the water.
- Also you need to change the water much less often.
- Since it is an Aquaponics system, you can also grow small plants in here – particularly flowering plants. They add to the beauty of your room. Of course, you can experiment with herbs also.
- The fish waste is very good fertilizer. And instead of throwing it away, you are utilizing it in this way.
And what is the easiest way to DIY it? You can check it out now!
What you will need:
- Elive EE01501 Aqua Duo Hydroponic Filter 20 – 1
- An aquarium filled with water.
- 1-2 fish in the aquarium
- A power outlet for the water filter system
- Small plants like peace lilies – 2
- A colander
- Plain water for washing
Now for the procedure:
Step 1: Start by taking out the contents of the water filter. Remove the filtration material – you will not need this.
Step 2: Place the growing media included in the packet into a colander. Wash under running cold water – no soap.
Step 3: Fill the filter housing 3/4th of the way up with the washed pebbles.
Step 4: Use water to carefully rinse all the soil from the root of your tender plant. Make sure you do not damage the roots in any way.
Step 9: Plug the filter into the socket and turn it on, and that’s all you need to do!
And of course, for a larger tank with more fish, you can possibly set up more than one of these around the perimeter. And now you can watch the entire process in detail in this YouTube video brought to you by KingsRoost.com:
And there you have your very own Aquaponics fish tank DIY instructions. Consider it – this is going to add another fresh element to your home – and it is going to make maintaining your fish easier! Do you really need any other reason to set up one?