Setting up an aquaponic system is not easy but not rocket science either. One of the many factors to consider is the size of the fish tank. Identifying the right size of the fish tank is very important as it determines how many fish you should rear in it, what type of fish you may rear in it, and the volume of water in the tank determines the size of the plant bed.
The right size of the tanks will obviously depend on your purpose. You may want to set up a small system on your counter top. Some are more serious about producing food and need a larger tank and some may even look at aquaponics as a business venture.
Whatever your reason for going an aquaponic, there are two factors that you should keep in mind in determining the size of the fish tank:
Fish are one of the main components in an aquaponic system. They provide food and fertilizer for the plants. There are many types of fish that can be used but not all fish can be used in aquaponics.