What is Aquaponics
RGJ Power Aquaponics is the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, re-circulating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish wastes to plant nutrients.
This is an environmentally-friendly, natural food growing method that harnesses the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics without the need to discard any water or filtrate or add chemical fertilizers.
RGJ Aquaponic Goals
The objectives of this innovative, 21st century business project are:
1. Production of high quality, fresh tilapia, trout, herbs and vegatables to sell to local restaurants, markets and online.
2. Provide a sustainable and environmentally friendly production.
3. Contribute to the social and economic development of our local economies.
The commitment of RGJ Power is to develop a sustainable economic activity with respect to the local environment. This will be accomplished with the following activities:Water will be saved as there is no daily watering of vegatables or herbs in our systems, the only loss will be thru small evaporation.
Our indoor lighting systems will be thru low consumption LED lights
Our facilities will be located in city centers or suburbs; meaning delivery will be on foot, thru bicycle, electric scooter or public transportation
>Waste: our solid fish waste will be marketed for sale as a natural soil additive/compost for soil and plants.
Our Fresh Fish - Seasonal
Fish are the heart and soul of our aquaponics production. They give life to the plants and we have choosen tilapia and trout for their protein content, omega3 levels, taste, ease to cook and raise.
Tilapia (Spring & Summer)
Easy to breed
Can withstand very poor water conditions
Require warm water
The near hundred species of cichlid fishes are more commonly known as tilapia. Shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes are their habitat. They can feed on algae or any plant-based food, which makes them important in aquaculture.
Their large size, rapid growth and palatability means that they’re farmed extensively as food fish, particularly the Nile tilapia. They’re a good source of protein and are popular among artisanal and commercial fisheries.
Trout (Fall & Winter)
Great for cool temperatures (10°C -20°C)
Very fast growth rate
Excellent food conversion ratios
Trout are closely related to salmon and are carnivorous, feeding on other fishes and soft bodied aquatic invertebrates such as flies, molluscs and bloodworms among other insects.
Their environments differ and they can have dramatically different coloration and patterns, which acts as a camouflage when they move to different habitats. Trouts are often raised on fish farms, and they’re an important food source for animals and humans.
Starting in 2019, RGJ Power Aquaponics will offer a year-round source of fresh fish and organically grown herbs & vegetables in Barcelona, Valencia Spain and Nice, France.