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Are aquaponic systems actually worth it, cost, space, and labor/maintenance-wise?

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Are aquaponic systems actually worth it, cost, space, and labor/maintenance-wise?
Would I be better off with a normal garden and/or greenhouse, and a pond for fish farming?
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It's worth it but you're not going to get the same fish that you would out of a pond. It really depends on your knowledge level and space and time available. Do what you've researched and know
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I use a much smaller system, where I have a 50 gallon aquarium with guppies. I have tomatoes growing in the filter, which I pick. I sell the guppies when they reproduce. I would agree that you should do your research.
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>>2329483
I would research first, but I am more interested in it for the ability to farm fish for meat, than just for the produce aspect. Guppies would be worthless to me.

>>2329472
It would be better to farm fish from a pond, year-round? This would likely be in Idaho or Montana.
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>>2329489
I would guess the average aquaponic system will be more efficient for fish meat but I don't know how much you actually think you're going to get unless you have dozens of systems going simultaneously
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>>2329558
enough to supplement, but not exist solely on. a few systems would be fine; though a dozen may be pushing it.

i should research what the fish yield would be from these, i suppose.
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>>2329568
To farm fish you'd need a large set up, at least 150 gallons. Tilapia and catfish are both popular ones to try. If you build a pond or a massive fucking aquarium you can do halibut and trout.
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>>2329579
Would these fish survive in a pond year round, in some place like Idaho or Montana? In that way I could have a good income of fish from the pond, and supplement with those from the aquaponic systems (and utilise them for the produce).
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