Aquaponics = Growing Fish + Plants
Aquaponics increases yields and uses 90% less water!
The marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants). Aquaponics capitalizes on the benefits and eliminates the drawbacks of each system. Fish waste provides food source for the plants. Plants provide a water filter for the fish. Microbes (nitrifying bacteria) and composting red worms that thrive in the growing media do the job of converting the ammonia from the fish waste first into nitrites, then into nitrates and the solids into vermi-compost that that is food for the plants.
Problems with traditional soil-based gardening
How is Aquaponics better?
Click here to go to the Aquaponics Association website and learn more.