Introduction to Aquaponics

Written by Kirk Gordon

Hydroponics and aquaponics are very similar in every way except hydroponics requiresrepparttar addition of fertilizer and there’s no fish inrepparttar 150041 nutrient solution.

In aquaponics, plants and fish live a symbiotic life withrepparttar 150042 fish feedingrepparttar 150043 plants, andrepparttar 150044 plants cleaning and filteringrepparttar 150045 fish’s environment.

The fish waste becomesrepparttar 150046 plant’s food source, consequently,repparttar 150047 plants’ roots filterrepparttar 150048 water and keeprepparttar 150049 tank clean. In essence, aquaponics could be considered a miniature ecosystem because both plants and fish are thriving inrepparttar 150050 same environment.

Aquaponics offer benefits to both Gardener’s and Fish Farmers. Fish Farmers may utilize aquaponics if they have difficulty disposingrepparttar 150051 nutrient rich fish water, while hydroponics growers benefit from having a constant supply of free plant food – eliminatingrepparttar 150052 need to purchase commercial fertilizers.

Unlike hydroponics or aeroponics, aquaponics is still a relatively new cultivation technique. As more technology is developed andrepparttar 150053 process is refined, it could potentially become a space and money saving process for producing fish, vegetables and herbs.


Written by Irvin L. Rozier


I always plant a large garden every year Once my watermelons were ate by a deer A bountiful garden comes once in a while Gives food onrepparttar table and makes me smile

I plant watermelons, corn, squash, and peas The sunflowers I plant are food forrepparttar 149968 bees I once grew cantaloupes as sweet as honey Once my squash was zucchini, it was funny

Many times my gardens have survived drought A few times it drowned, O how I did pout Despiterepparttar 149969 weather,repparttar 149970 insects andrepparttar 149971 weeds I'll plant my garden with a variety of seeds

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