What is “Aquaponics” ?
….. the future of agriculture !
The word Aquaponics comes from the joining of ‘Aquaculture’, the growing of fish in tanks or ponds and ‘Hydroponics’, the growing of plants in water. Aquaponics systems have three main components – Fish, Plants and Microbes. The microbes are a commonly overlooked part of the aquaponic system, but they do the most important work in the nutrient cycle.
In aquaponics, the nutrient rich water from raising fish provides a natural fertilizer for the plants and the plants help to purify the water for the fish. See the illustration on the right >>>>