What is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is an agricultural growing method which uses no soil and only 10% of the water used in traditional growing methods; the results of which is a closed sustainable system which requires no chemicals and yields higher volume in shorter timeframes.
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising aquatic animals, such as fish), and hydroponics (growing plants in water without soil). By combining these two processes produce is grown in an even more sustainable and ecological manor.
Simply said, live fish that are grown in tanks produce valuable fish waste water; this water is then pumped to floating plant grow-beds, where the waste is converted into nitrogen-rich food for the growing plants; the plants then in turn clean the water which is then recycled back into the fish tanks.
It’s the perfect symbiotic, self-contained environment that produces organically grown vegetables, greens, herbs, fish and fertilizer. Moreover, it eliminates the required use of chemicals, and deterioration of land and water resources.