Abstract: Maintaining the quality of the water quality is one of the important aspects that play a substantial effect on the aquaculture industry especially in the tilapia industry. The quality of the water needs to be continuously monitored as any deviation from the allowed critical parameters such as water temperature and potential of hydrogen (pH) can cause unwanted scenarios such as disease, stress, higher mortality rate and profit loss. Currently, the monitoring process adopted by most fish breeders is done manually by using a portable sensor. This approach is found to be very tedious, ineffective use of manpower and time consuming particularly for the large-scale aquaculture industry. Hence, this research focuses on developing a simple, low-cost automated water quality Aquaponics is a system which combines aquaculture and hydroponics the grows fish and plant together in one system. The fish excreta are rich in Ammonia, which is then biologically converted to Nitrates by good nitrifying bacteria. The nitrate-rich water is then supplied directly to the roots of the plants. Plants take up this nitrate as nutrients. Various sensors are calibrated for different measurements to provide accurate and reliable readings of land temperature, pH level, water level and humidity. Now lot of people are coming forward towards agriculture and hydroponics is a better method through which is less capital investment and huge production can be made possible. The fishery department is keen about the development of good projects by providing proper technical assistance and awareness to the farmers. So, in such a scenario improvising the current technology of water quality management through an automated window could soon contribute to a better production. Monitoring system for the industry via LABVIEW software.

Keywords: Aquaponics, Control, Monitoring, Automation, IoT, LABVIEW, Sensor, Pump, Motor, Farming

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2022.114155

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