What is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In aquaponics, you grow fish and plants together in one integrated, soil less system. The fish waste provides a food source for the plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. Aquaponics produces safe, fresh, organic fish and vegetables. When aquaponics is combined with a controlled environment greenhouse, premium quality crops can be grown on a year-round basis, anywhere in the world. Aquaponics can also be used to sustainably raise fresh fish and vegetables for a family, to feed a village or to generate a profit in a commercial farming venture. Is the symbiotic growing of plants and aquatic animals in a re-circulating environment. Water is cycled between the fish tanks and vegetable growing areas, and fish waste acts as a natural fertilizer for the crops. Use 90% less water than conventional gardening and have fresh organic produce and fish that can be produced in your own home, school or community.