Aquaponics is the marriage of organic hydroponics and aquaculture. Fish waste becomes organic plant food; the plants filter the water for the fish. Interested in learning more?
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Aquaponics is the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soilless growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. The third participant is the microbes (nitrifying bacteria) that thrive in the growing media. They do the job of converting the ammonia from the fish waste first into nitrites, then into nitrates that is food for the plants.
Tips and advice on where to find resources and how to set up your first aquaponics system. It's not that hard once you follow a few simple rules...
Started by Sylvia Bernstein. Last reply by Teiny Winehausen May 28, 2013.
If you already have an aquaponic garden, tell us about it!Mine is currently in my 12' x 20' greenhouse that is being entirely run by the "waste efforts" of about 120 voracious tilapia. You can see…Continue
Started by Sylvia Bernstein. Last reply by Stephan Neff Jan 9, 2013.