Aquaponics Technology

 


Aquaponics Technology

Aquaponics Technology

The practice of Aquaponic farming is not a new technology, it dates back to the Aztecs, but recently it has has been re-discovered. Aquaponic farming combines the techniques of Aquaculture (fish farming) and Hydroponics (plants grown in water) to create the most sustainable food production system on earth. The system works by using a type of fresh water fish (usually Tilapia or Trout) that multiply in a water tank, then plants are grown on the water’s surface. The relationship works perfectly between the fish and the plants. The fish produce waste in the water, and through natural bacterial processes, fertilize the plants, which in turn clean the water for the fish. The process is completely organic and sustainable for both parties. And the best part is that this system can be used on a small scale in your backyard, or for commercial production on large farms.

Aquaponics gardens range from small backyard gardens to large upscale farms. This technology has also been used in underprivileged countries where agricultural resources are limited. Because of the nature of such systems small to large scale operations can be set almost anywhere in the world.
Aquaponics farm

Above image Courtesy of  Socialearth.org





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