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Flow and Flourish With Aquaponics

March 01, 20244 min read

“We all need help to find our balance sometimes, aquaponics which by its nature is a balanced ecosystem, help help remind you of yours” - Candy Alexander

When we are struggling in life and we feel off balance, a great thing to do it to refocus yourself with the help of aquaponics. It is not just a sustainable way of growing healthy veggies at home, but a deeper, healing way of rediscovering your own flow and emotional regulation.

Finding Your Balance With Aquaponics Garden Therapy

Some way that aquaponics can help you to find your own balance when you pause and truly connect with it.

1. Connection with Nature: It is your time to connect with nature. To be interconnected within the ecosystem, feel the water, smell the herbs and be at peace. It is the opportunity to understand that we are all interconnected within this world, and that we all rely on balance. Just like the delicate balance of the fish to filtration ratio and the fish to plant ratio. Connect, and be with nature, in balance.

2. Therapeutic Routine: having a routine where you need to focus on something outside of yourself can help you to find the balance between inner ponderings, and purpose. With a daily task that you need to focus on, it can help you feel that you have accomplished something today. The structure of a routine can help break the cycles in your head, and give you purpose.

3. Stress Reduction: Who doesn't love watching fish swimming peacefully? By watching the fish swim gracefully in the tank and observing plants grow can have a calming effect on your mind, reducing stress and promoting relaxation. The gentle sounds of water flowing and the visual interactions can create a peaceful atmosphere conducive to mindfulness and meditation.

4. Sense of Achievement: The old saying, 'want to build your confidence, grow a tomato'. Everything takes time, and is a learned skill. By successfully maintaining a thriving aquaponics ecosystem, you can boost self-esteem and confidence. Seeing the fruits of one's labour - whether it's a delicious harvest of vegetables or seeing the healthy fish - this can instil a sense of pride and accomplishment in your life.

5. Learning and Growth: Engaging in the practice of aquaponics provides opportunities for learning and personal growth. Whether it's mastering the intricacies of the nitrogen cycle, experimenting with different plant and fish species, or troubleshooting challenges that arise, the process of learning new skills can be intellectually stimulating and rewarding.

6. Mindful Engagement: Working with an aquaponics system encourages mindful engagement with the present moment. You need to focus on the tasks at hand, such as planting seeds or feeding the fish, testing the water and other general maintenance. It can help you develop a sense of mindfulness and presence in your day, which reduces your levels of stress and anxiety.

7. Making New Friends: Starting a new hobby, such as aquaponics, is a great way to start your friendships with people. An exciting conversation starter with other like-minded people, whether it's through online, local gardening groups, or community workshops. Building relationships with others who share a passion for sustainable gardening can provide a sense of belonging and support, which is essential for maintaining mental health and well-being.


Check out My YouTube Channel 'Candy The Aquaponics Lady'

Aquaponics is an ecosystem, and with anything it takes time to learn how it works. So, sit back and binge watch my 'how to' playlist and the 'Water Quality Made Simple' Playlist, and learn the next steps in your aquaponics system as you create the ecosystem.

Want to get your Eyes and Hands on the FREE Online Aquaponics Essentials Course?

This is a great free resource to really understand how aquaponics is a sustainable ecosystem that will grow your organic food is a productive way.

You learn how all the 'parts' make up the 'whole', and helps to give you the foundations of understanding aquaponics.

Sign up HERE


Candy Alexander the Aquaponics Lady

Candy Alexander is a dedicated aquaponics enthusiast with a wealth of formal training in aquaculture. Over the past 15 years, Candy has been deeply immersed in both commercial and backyard aquaponics, honing her skills and expertise in this sustainable farming method.

Candy's passion lies in making aquaponics accessible to everyone. With a mission to simplify aquaponics, she believes that anyone can embark on this sustainable journey.

She encourages those new to aquaponics to "kick the tires" without a significant financial investment. Her guidance focuses on helping people start their aquaponics journey with small-scale systems, ensuring a low barrier to entry for newcomers.

Candy shares practical tips, step-by-step guides, and personal stories to inspire and guide readers on their aquaponics adventure. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or a curious beginner, Candy Alexander is your go-to source for simplifying aquaponics and fostering a sustainable gardening experience.

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Candy Alexander

Candy Alexander is a passionate aquaponics educator who believes in the philosophy of keeping things simple and close to nature. With over 15 years of experience in aquaponics and 4 years of formal training in aquaculture, Candy is determined to help people create sustainable gardening in their urban lifestyle. Additionally, she advocates for the therapeutic benefits of aquaponics, viewing it as a form of garden therapy for mental health. Through her expertise and dedication, Candy strives to make the intricate world of aquaponics accessible to all, fostering both environmental sustainability and personal well-being.

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Flow and Flourish With Aquaponics

March 01, 20244 min read

“We all need help to find our balance sometimes, aquaponics which by its nature is a balanced ecosystem, help help remind you of yours” - Candy Alexander

When we are struggling in life and we feel off balance, a great thing to do it to refocus yourself with the help of aquaponics. It is not just a sustainable way of growing healthy veggies at home, but a deeper, healing way of rediscovering your own flow and emotional regulation.

Finding Your Balance With Aquaponics Garden Therapy

Some way that aquaponics can help you to find your own balance when you pause and truly connect with it.

1. Connection with Nature: It is your time to connect with nature. To be interconnected within the ecosystem, feel the water, smell the herbs and be at peace. It is the opportunity to understand that we are all interconnected within this world, and that we all rely on balance. Just like the delicate balance of the fish to filtration ratio and the fish to plant ratio. Connect, and be with nature, in balance.

2. Therapeutic Routine: having a routine where you need to focus on something outside of yourself can help you to find the balance between inner ponderings, and purpose. With a daily task that you need to focus on, it can help you feel that you have accomplished something today. The structure of a routine can help break the cycles in your head, and give you purpose.

3. Stress Reduction: Who doesn't love watching fish swimming peacefully? By watching the fish swim gracefully in the tank and observing plants grow can have a calming effect on your mind, reducing stress and promoting relaxation. The gentle sounds of water flowing and the visual interactions can create a peaceful atmosphere conducive to mindfulness and meditation.

4. Sense of Achievement: The old saying, 'want to build your confidence, grow a tomato'. Everything takes time, and is a learned skill. By successfully maintaining a thriving aquaponics ecosystem, you can boost self-esteem and confidence. Seeing the fruits of one's labour - whether it's a delicious harvest of vegetables or seeing the healthy fish - this can instil a sense of pride and accomplishment in your life.

5. Learning and Growth: Engaging in the practice of aquaponics provides opportunities for learning and personal growth. Whether it's mastering the intricacies of the nitrogen cycle, experimenting with different plant and fish species, or troubleshooting challenges that arise, the process of learning new skills can be intellectually stimulating and rewarding.

6. Mindful Engagement: Working with an aquaponics system encourages mindful engagement with the present moment. You need to focus on the tasks at hand, such as planting seeds or feeding the fish, testing the water and other general maintenance. It can help you develop a sense of mindfulness and presence in your day, which reduces your levels of stress and anxiety.

7. Making New Friends: Starting a new hobby, such as aquaponics, is a great way to start your friendships with people. An exciting conversation starter with other like-minded people, whether it's through online, local gardening groups, or community workshops. Building relationships with others who share a passion for sustainable gardening can provide a sense of belonging and support, which is essential for maintaining mental health and well-being.


Check out My YouTube Channel 'Candy The Aquaponics Lady'

Aquaponics is an ecosystem, and with anything it takes time to learn how it works. So, sit back and binge watch my 'how to' playlist and the 'Water Quality Made Simple' Playlist, and learn the next steps in your aquaponics system as you create the ecosystem.

Want to get your Eyes and Hands on the FREE Online Aquaponics Essentials Course?

This is a great free resource to really understand how aquaponics is a sustainable ecosystem that will grow your organic food is a productive way.

You learn how all the 'parts' make up the 'whole', and helps to give you the foundations of understanding aquaponics.

Sign up HERE


Candy Alexander the Aquaponics Lady

Candy Alexander is a dedicated aquaponics enthusiast with a wealth of formal training in aquaculture. Over the past 15 years, Candy has been deeply immersed in both commercial and backyard aquaponics, honing her skills and expertise in this sustainable farming method.

Candy's passion lies in making aquaponics accessible to everyone. With a mission to simplify aquaponics, she believes that anyone can embark on this sustainable journey.

She encourages those new to aquaponics to "kick the tires" without a significant financial investment. Her guidance focuses on helping people start their aquaponics journey with small-scale systems, ensuring a low barrier to entry for newcomers.

Candy shares practical tips, step-by-step guides, and personal stories to inspire and guide readers on their aquaponics adventure. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or a curious beginner, Candy Alexander is your go-to source for simplifying aquaponics and fostering a sustainable gardening experience.

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Candy Alexander

Candy Alexander is a passionate aquaponics educator who believes in the philosophy of keeping things simple and close to nature. With over 15 years of experience in aquaponics and 4 years of formal training in aquaculture, Candy is determined to help people create sustainable gardening in their urban lifestyle. Additionally, she advocates for the therapeutic benefits of aquaponics, viewing it as a form of garden therapy for mental health. Through her expertise and dedication, Candy strives to make the intricate world of aquaponics accessible to all, fostering both environmental sustainability and personal well-being.

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Flow and Flourish With Aquaponics

March 01, 20244 min read

“We all need help to find our balance sometimes, aquaponics which by its nature is a balanced ecosystem, help help remind you of yours” - Candy Alexander

When we are struggling in life and we feel off balance, a great thing to do it to refocus yourself with the help of aquaponics. It is not just a sustainable way of growing healthy veggies at home, but a deeper, healing way of rediscovering your own flow and emotional regulation.

Finding Your Balance With Aquaponics Garden Therapy

Some way that aquaponics can help you to find your own balance when you pause and truly connect with it.

1. Connection with Nature: It is your time to connect with nature. To be interconnected within the ecosystem, feel the water, smell the herbs and be at peace. It is the opportunity to understand that we are all interconnected within this world, and that we all rely on balance. Just like the delicate balance of the fish to filtration ratio and the fish to plant ratio. Connect, and be with nature, in balance.

2. Therapeutic Routine: having a routine where you need to focus on something outside of yourself can help you to find the balance between inner ponderings, and purpose. With a daily task that you need to focus on, it can help you feel that you have accomplished something today. The structure of a routine can help break the cycles in your head, and give you purpose.

3. Stress Reduction: Who doesn't love watching fish swimming peacefully? By watching the fish swim gracefully in the tank and observing plants grow can have a calming effect on your mind, reducing stress and promoting relaxation. The gentle sounds of water flowing and the visual interactions can create a peaceful atmosphere conducive to mindfulness and meditation.

4. Sense of Achievement: The old saying, 'want to build your confidence, grow a tomato'. Everything takes time, and is a learned skill. By successfully maintaining a thriving aquaponics ecosystem, you can boost self-esteem and confidence. Seeing the fruits of one's labour - whether it's a delicious harvest of vegetables or seeing the healthy fish - this can instil a sense of pride and accomplishment in your life.

5. Learning and Growth: Engaging in the practice of aquaponics provides opportunities for learning and personal growth. Whether it's mastering the intricacies of the nitrogen cycle, experimenting with different plant and fish species, or troubleshooting challenges that arise, the process of learning new skills can be intellectually stimulating and rewarding.

6. Mindful Engagement: Working with an aquaponics system encourages mindful engagement with the present moment. You need to focus on the tasks at hand, such as planting seeds or feeding the fish, testing the water and other general maintenance. It can help you develop a sense of mindfulness and presence in your day, which reduces your levels of stress and anxiety.

7. Making New Friends: Starting a new hobby, such as aquaponics, is a great way to start your friendships with people. An exciting conversation starter with other like-minded people, whether it's through online, local gardening groups, or community workshops. Building relationships with others who share a passion for sustainable gardening can provide a sense of belonging and support, which is essential for maintaining mental health and well-being.


Check out My YouTube Channel 'Candy The Aquaponics Lady'

Aquaponics is an ecosystem, and with anything it takes time to learn how it works. So, sit back and binge watch my 'how to' playlist and the 'Water Quality Made Simple' Playlist, and learn the next steps in your aquaponics system as you create the ecosystem.

Want to get your Eyes and Hands on the FREE Online Aquaponics Essentials Course?

This is a great free resource to really understand how aquaponics is a sustainable ecosystem that will grow your organic food is a productive way.

You learn how all the 'parts' make up the 'whole', and helps to give you the foundations of understanding aquaponics.

Sign up HERE


Candy Alexander the Aquaponics Lady

Candy Alexander is a dedicated aquaponics enthusiast with a wealth of formal training in aquaculture. Over the past 15 years, Candy has been deeply immersed in both commercial and backyard aquaponics, honing her skills and expertise in this sustainable farming method.

Candy's passion lies in making aquaponics accessible to everyone. With a mission to simplify aquaponics, she believes that anyone can embark on this sustainable journey.

She encourages those new to aquaponics to "kick the tires" without a significant financial investment. Her guidance focuses on helping people start their aquaponics journey with small-scale systems, ensuring a low barrier to entry for newcomers.

Candy shares practical tips, step-by-step guides, and personal stories to inspire and guide readers on their aquaponics adventure. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or a curious beginner, Candy Alexander is your go-to source for simplifying aquaponics and fostering a sustainable gardening experience.

blog author image

Candy Alexander

Candy Alexander is a passionate aquaponics educator who believes in the philosophy of keeping things simple and close to nature. With over 15 years of experience in aquaponics and 4 years of formal training in aquaculture, Candy is determined to help people create sustainable gardening in their urban lifestyle. Additionally, she advocates for the therapeutic benefits of aquaponics, viewing it as a form of garden therapy for mental health. Through her expertise and dedication, Candy strives to make the intricate world of aquaponics accessible to all, fostering both environmental sustainability and personal well-being.

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The relaxation you feel when your garden is well known. Aquaponics brings a deeper sense of calm as it connects you with the relaxation of fish as well.

Seeing the miracles of nature happening within your aquaponics system gives you a sense of wonder and excitement.

As everything about aquaponics is based on balance, it gives you the physical representation of balance to connect to when you feel overwhelmed by life.

I use aquaponics as a form of garden therapy to help me manage PTSD,

anxiety, depression, and autism.

Have you been thinking about a deeper meaning in life?

Aquaponics can show you this perfectly!

Check out the article below on how I manage my anxiety with aquaponics:

Managing My "Anxiety Octopus" with Aquaponics


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