I know Aqua & Hydro(ponics) both mean Water. Hydroponics Pumps in Chemicals that are purchased. Aquaponics you acquire the Chemicals naturally from Fish that are in your Water. You Harvest the Plants & Harvest the Fish Year Round. The name comes from combining Aquaculture & Hydroponics. I personally think the name should reflect the Symbiotic Relationship or that we are creating a Man Made & Controlled Symbiotic Ecosystem.
Collect Rain Water
Both Aquaponics & Hydroponics or just any home for that matter should collect Rain/Snow Water to meet all of the Homes Water Needs. Taking into account Dry & Wet Climates as well as the best times to Collect Water.
Cistern or Rain Barrels
Collect Water with Cistern or Rain Barrels preferably with Cisterns just because they are larger & Collect more Water. Collecting our own Water from the Rain will also reduce Flooding.
Use Geothermal To Create True Symbiosis
We should also be Recycling Grey Water. Ending with Geothermal, Heating the Home, some Water & possibly recreating clean Water via Steam. Capture the Steam & reuse the Clean Water. Heated Water can be used to Heat the Home & for Clean Water can be used for Clean Hot Water Pipes.
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