Here’s another of Floyd’s aquaponics systems that have been designed to merge economy with beauty and food production, using mostly recycled materials.
This system was made for a Darwin Cafe, to help create a customer-friendly courtyard that was serviceable yet green with the trickling sound of water, all the while producing fresh herbs for the cafe…
One of the small-but-big advantages of growing in an aquaponcs system is the pest factor… because there’s no soil, there’s far lest places for slugs and such to hide. Also due to the lack of soil, there’s no weeds. At all. Which makes for a great low-maintenance system where all nutrient cycling through the system is going where you want it to go – into the food bearing plants.
All up, this is a great little low-maintenance system for the Cafe that will bear food while providing a beautiful nook for outside eaters, surrounded by herbs, veggies, fish ponds and the sound of falling water. Nice one.