There is so much info online and most of it can be quite technical.
My aquaponics garden is now thriving through trial and error using a few systems.
Impressive setup. I was wondering if you can show more of your DIY Radial flow filter. I saw some other designs and like to compare it. Your ware seems pretty clear to me.]]>
I can understand the concern about organics but don’t know if I’d personally buy into it here since I don’t know that any of the hydroponics chemicals are actually unnatural as such. Aren’t they really just the same ones that are produced by the fish? My thoughts on organics has always been that the big things are most importantly the lack of pesticides and then nourishment of the soil microbes?
btw, did a quick google for organic hydroponics and looks like there’s a fair amount on it. One of the top hits was a 1977 article from Mother Earth News and then Maximum Yield had a decent explanation of a modern system. Apparently in the US but not Canada there are organic certifications for hydroponics. Looks like just as with regular organic farming it’s a little more complex to balance everything but it doesn’t seem like it’s anything you couldn’t do if you wished.
Of course if the Koi work well for you then no reason to do so since you’ve already done the work to get that setup and I assume you still might have to deal with salt buildup issues and such.]]>