Abstract: The word Aquaponics can be split into two words, aquaculture and hydroponics. Hydroponics includes growing plants in Coco peats instead of soil. Aquaculture involves fish cultivation by providing the necessary support system for a good yield. Aquaponics is a closed loop system and an ideal organic design. The system sustains by itself and doesn’t involve the use of harmful chemicals like pesticide, fungicide or insecticide. In this paper we put in efforts to develop a smart Aquaponics system capable of self-monitoring and reflex. The system employs sensors to measure the pH, temperature and water level which are the essential inputs to the IoT prototype that we have built. A Wi-Fi module is used to transmit the sensed data in real time, and to trigger essential reflex at various instances. Data received from the sensors are uploaded to blynk cloud, an IoT cloud platform that uses real-time information to analyse and visualize data. The need for mobility of the system was recognized and the system made portable and robust using minimum electronic units and minimum power requirement.
Keywords: Aquaponics, Closed Loop System, Self - Monitoring and Real Time Monitoring, Trigger Essential Reflex at Instants
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2019.8537