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How climate smart aquaponic systems save on running cost

“Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.”

Bill Nye

 VDF pumps being slowed down to 10 percent running speed

Climate smart

Have you ever tried to build a aquaponic system that responds to the climate? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because there is no one out there doing stuff like this. So what do you do? Many people have found success by using home automation systems and the internet.

But there are a few things you should know before you buy and implement a controlling system to ensure you utilise all your resources as efficiently as possible. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you select a controlling system that will let you successfully use your water, energy and time in the best way possible.

smart phone controlling off grid aquaponic system

Monitoring so you will know

If you’re looking for a climate smart system, the best method to ensure you end up with something that lets you turn off or set to the correct level any electrical components is by looking for these things:

Make sure your monitoring equipment lets you collect enough data points like rain fall, time and age of planting, time and amount of feed, energy remaining in batteries and even predicted harvest. If it doesn’t, you will have trouble knowing when to control your devices for the most bang for your buck. Ensure your data visualization has a graph that plots data point against each other so you can see the cause and effect.

Aquaponic training CQV level 1 by Damian hinkson

Fish feeders increase productivity

Any good climate smart aquaponic system should let you easily spot trends and great solutions or reprogram how it reacts on the spot. This is important because you will be learning as you go.

While not necessary, some great bonus features of a great climate smart aquaponic system are automatic fish feeders, water distillation for battery to off, and online monitoring and servalance

Now that you know being climate smart saves you time and money, you’re ready to implement these features into your system without worrying about if your wasting money.

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