What is the FishPlant system?
The FishPlant systems have been developed in conjunction with Aquaponics UK at Stirling University.
The FishPlant Family Unit is an aquaponic system. The combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. You can raise fish and grow plants in an enclosed eco-system with beneficial microbes providing the bridge that converts the fish waste to usable plant nutrients. When we feed the fish, we are also feeding the bacteria and the plants. In relation to a natural eco-system, the FishPlant is small and simple, so we must help to maintain the correct balance.
The FishPlant Family Unit is a great way to get started with aquaponics; large enough to provide a couple, or small family with plenty of fresh salad, and stocking up to 3.5kg of fish. Yet small enough to fit into a small garden, greenhouse or even indoors. Compact and easy to use, it is also ideal as a nursery system or a module in a larger setup. The low height of the system makes it very accessible and easy to use.
The package includes everything necessary to setup the system including the clay pebbles. Full instructions and operation guide are included; no tools are required for assembly. Because of the compact design the fish tank and grow bed can be manoeuvred through normal doorways. The FishPlant Family unit operates on a flood and drain system with an autosyphon which provides efficient, low maintenance operation.