Design brief- what kind of plants and why. What kind of system and why. What is needed for the system and why.What kind of plants should we use? And why?MintThere are many plants that can be easily grown using aquaponics. For example,- any leafy lettuce- pak choi- kale- swiss chard- Arugula- Basil- Mint- WatercressLettuce and mint are the easiest to grow since they don’t need as much nutrition. A small amount of fish and decent soil will be good enough for it. Mint grows fast and does not need much care.Temperature7.2 – 15.5SoilLoose (for draining), moist (not soggy)seeds1.5 inches deepWhat kind of system? Why? We will be using aquaponics method for the plants. Plants are said to grow stronger and better with this method. It is also said to use a significantly lower amount of water, recycling the amount better than regular gardening. There is no need for any artificial fertilizer since the fish will be providing natural means.It’s an easy way to maintain fish and plants at the same time. Another thing is diseases spread through soil are less effective. It is easy to maintain after you’ve built it. All you need to do is feed the fish and occasionally change the water.What is needed for the system? Why? Aquaponics is nearly a full cycle system for providing fertilized water to plantsWhy are we in need of aqua/hydroponics in school?(Guus)Not all plants can be grown in certain areas due to lack of sunlight, temperature, or the amount of rainfall. Hydro/aquaponics is the solution to this problem because it allows the plant to be grown anywhere if given the right requirements. If the necessary amount of mineral nutrients is added to the water for the plant. There is no longer need for soil since the nutrients are already given by the fertilized water. Hydro/aquaponicsUses less water compared to the current method for growing plantsPractical knowledge in a burgeoning field of the futureFood production(Bridget)With the use of hydro/aquaponics, water use can become more efficient for the environment. In some results hydro/aquaponics can waste water, but they use 10 times less the amount of water a typical crop field needs/uses which was said by a worker from University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, Pat Rorabaugh. When using aquaponics, the use of water is 90% less than traditional agruiculture which is said in http://www.volcanoveggies.com/benefits-of-aquaponics/ . Since water and the nutrients are being saved and reused in a cycle in aquaponics, it can be extremely benefit areas in droughts. No waste of water that has rich nutrientsHelps in areas of droughtsIt provides organic plants Able to grow crops year-roundBest plants to use for aquaponics:any leafy lettuce.pak choi.kale.swiss chard. Arugula.basil.Mint.Watercress.To understand if a website is reliable or not, you need to check what it ends with. For example http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1252 is a website that ends with “edu” which stands for education. This means that it is a good and reliable website and made for school work. aquaponics.com is also a good source it doesn’t end with “edu” but it ends with “com” which stands for computer. It is a good source because it contains valid information that can help a lot. We can also ask people that has information about aquaponics. We can also go to a botanic garden or any other informative places. Process JournalProcess journal 8th JanuaryWe discussed whether to do hydroponics or aquaponics. We chose aquaponics because we decided to try and get a good high grade and accept the challenge.We discussed which fish and plant would be suitable. Goldfish, carp, tilapia, trout and catfish were considered. We decided to do an easy plant to grow, lettuce or mint.15th January We split up the work for criterion A. Explain and justify the need for aquaponics in school – Guus and Bridget. How will we do research? (proof of research) Mert. Analyse a range of existing products Zsombor. Design brief- what kind of plants and why. What kind of system and why. What is needed for the system and why. Sanyukta and a summary. We worked on each section originalSourceshttps://www.google.nl/search?q=how+to+aquaponics=1C1GGRV_enNL761NL761=isch=lnms=X=0ahUKEwjH5ZLWpMjYAhXJoaQKHW35ByYQ_AUICygC=1366=662=1#imgrc=PyOjFXJMsvpdgM:https://inhabitat.com/diy-everything-you-need-to-know-to-build-a-simple-backyard-aquaponics-system/https://aquaponics.com/learn/aquaponics-journal/aquaponics-faq/ http://freshfarmct.org/classroom-aquaponics/ https://cals.arizona.edu/swes/environmental_writing/stories/2011/merrill2.html http://aquaponicsideasonline.com/your-guide-to-using-goldfish-for-your-aquaponics-fish-tankwww.aquaponics.com https://sites.google.com/site/aquapanaponics/4-project-updates/advantagesanddisadvantagesofaquaponics http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1252 “Vertical aquaponics farm that is using sustainable bamboo towers to maximize production in a commercial greenhouse to grow vegetables and fish year round in Salt Lake City, Utah.” This is a perfect example of a good working aquaponics system. It is totally eco friendly because it uses bamboo to hold the whole system in place. It is located in a greenhouse what makes the system more effective. The video claims that by using aquaponics they can improve production by 10x. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuPGJLE6BdYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2wWTadsBDAThis second product is a better example of what we are going to do. This is back garden aquaponics system with small needs. When creating our product we can use this as an example because it has useful tricks and informations that we can use when creating our design.