Starting your own business may be a daunting task as most of the activities require special skills and tones of money to invest. While one may acquire the necessary skills, the money is not an easy to solve issue. However, there is one business which requires minimum investment and which pays off in less than a year. It is called aquaponics or aquaponic farming and can change your life for good.
Aquaponics involves growing vegetables using the water from your fish tank. You just have to place the fishes in a tank, wait for about a month until the water has enough bio-nutrients to feed the plants, then you can propagate the seeds. The plants will feed on the nutrients released by the fish in the water, thus cleaning and refreshing it, while the fish will enjoy a clean and safe environment where they can live properly.
There are multiple advantages of starting such a business. First, as mentioned previously there are very few costs associated with it, so even if you have a tight budget for starting a business you will still manage to purchase all the things you need. Also, the maintaining costs are very low, so that you will produce organic food with little investment which will enable you to sell your products cheaper than they can be found nowadays on the market. This will bring you more clients and thus more profit.
Unlike other businesses, where you need to rent an office or an industrial place where you can develop your business, aquaponic farming does not require a large space. Your garage or a room from your house is perfect. Just make sure that you have enough light for the plants to grow normally.
Another great advantage of the aquaponic farming is that you will have, from the start, diversified merchandise. You will not only be able to plant and sell different types of vegetables, but you can also sell fish, which will bring you even more profit. In addition to that, you will have enough veggies and herbs for your consumption, too so there will be no need for you to continue buying them from the market. Thus you will save some extra money which can go on your other needs and pleasures!
Hydroponic gardens are already highly popular among people of all ages. They require little space, are easy to take care of and give satisfactory results. However, because you will need to supply the water with necessary nutrients, which are most of the times chemical, the taste of the crops is not quite the ones people expect. Also, people trying to switch to organic products have a hard time in coping with the chemical additions from the hydroponically-grown vegetables. Fortunately, a new type of gardening is available. It is called the aquaponic system and can help you grow organic food in your home.
The aquaponic system is a mixture between the aquaculture, as it requires growing fish in a special fish tank and hydroponics, as it involves growing plants with water and nutrients. You will probably wonder what role the fish play in all this business. Well, things are quite easy: the fish excrements contain ammonia which is later decomposed in nitrites and nitrates. The latter substance is benefic for the plants, offering them enough nutrients to grow and develop normally. Thus, there will be no need to supply your plants with chemical substances as they will already have all the food they need.
This leads to the several advantages that the aquaponic system has over the hydroponic one. First, the vegetables will have a better taste as they will grow only with natural food and at their own peace. This will give them that delicious taste you love so much in veggies. Then, the system is simpler, as you will no longer need to feed your plants each and every day. Just make sure that your fish are in good shape and then let nature take its course.
Last, but not least, with the aquaponic system you do not only grow vegetables, but you also have fish which you can use for decorative purposes or you can very well cook delicious meals for you and your family.
Aquaponics is an improved version of the hydroponic system. The crops are better and the process is easier. In addition to that you get to eat organic food! What more can you wish for?