AQUA-TIPS

TEMPERATURE

An aquaponics system is dependent on the temperature of its environment as it must be warm enough for fish, plants, and bacteria to live and grow.

 

 

The temperature requirements for fish will vary depending on what fish is being raised. TIIapia, for example. are a tropical fish and require water temperatures above 6S”F (18.3-c), preferably closer to 80″F {26.6•0. Trout, on the other hand, would not survive in such warm water and prefer tempera tures closer to SO”F (1O”Q. Some tools you might want to use for monitoring and maintaining your water temperature are a digital thermometer and thermostatically controlled heater or water chiller. Also consider that there is a difference between the water temperature that a fish survives in, and where they thrive. When a fish Is thriving It Is eating well, and producing more waste to feed your plants.