DIY aquaponics or aquaponics kit? I am often asked that question and it’s a valid one of course. And my conclusion is, the final decision would ultimately falls down to the budget that you have at your disposal. If money is not a concern and you want an aquaponics system up and running without much labor, then the diy quaponics kit is the answer, definitely. But if you’re a diy person, even just slightly then by all means do it yourself, it’s easy.
I mean let’s face it and not that I’m a sexist, but statistics show that men are more prone towards diy stuff than women are. Aquaponics originally grew from the beginnings of backyard diy aquaponics and most of these pioneers are men who have at least been involved in agriculture or farming. They are the early do it yourself guys who worked with their hands in constructing the system.
But Does That Mean The Opposite Sex Is…
Deprived of aquaponics? Most definitely not. The fact of the matter is, diy aquaponics is not that hard to do. It’s the matter just the of mindset really. But anyway, this is when the aquaponics kits come in. I mean the kits are really simple to setup. They are the plug and play system that takes minimum muscle effort but still delivers the benefits the aquaponics systems promise, every time without fail.
Also this is the answer to anyone, boys or girls who are not into diy stuff, but are eager to reap on the benefits of aquaponics. Healthy and chemical free organic food that is great for you and your family. The other great thing that I like about home aquaponics is, you get to spend quality time with your kids and your loved ones. It’s amazing how getting the kids involve would strengthen the family bond.
There are pros and cons with both diy or aquaponics kits, as in everything in life, you just need to go with the system that best suit you and your lifestyle. To me there is no “one better than the other”, the question you should ask yourself is, which one are you most comfortable with to work on. Well, actually there is one distinct difference though, and that is the cost. Aquaponics kits come in the price range of hundreds to thousands depending on the scale of the system that you opt for of course.
A diy aquaponics system can be setup for as little as the cost of a dinner for two. This is doable especially if you have a fish aquarium at home. All you need is a growbed, some piping work and redirecting your aquarium pump outlet to the growbed, and you would have yourself an effectively running aquaponics system.
Even if you were to design and build a diy aquaponics from scratch, a small aquaponics system with a 100 gal fish tank and 50 gal growbed can be constructed for less than $200.
DIY Aquaponics Pros
- You get a better feel of how the system works – when you are building it yourself, you would understand better naturally right. Hence, develop a good appreciation of the system.
- You have the flexibility to design the system to fit the space that you have.
- Cheap to set one up.
DIY Aquaponics Cons
- You need a decent diy experience, or you should at least be dare to try something new to do.
Aquaponics Kits Pros
- DIY experience not required.
- Plug and play ability.
- Instant set-up hence, an instant operating aquaponics system for you and your family to enjoy.
Aquaponics Kits Cons
- The kits cost is on the high side.
So, there you have it. My two cents, and hope this has given you a good perspective on choosing the system that suits you and your lifestyle. Now, if you are a diy person and have not done so already, then take action and…
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