Have you ever heard of Aquaponics? Aquaponics is all about growing fish and vegetables through an integrated system. Aquaponics took its birth from the well-known aquaculture industry as a part of fish farming done by farmers. Aquaponics was introduced by farmers to reduce the usage of land, water, and other resources.
What is Aquaponics and how to build Aquaponics system? In simple terms Aquaponics is defined as the marriage of aquaculture and hydroponics which actually that grows both fish and plants together in one integrated system. The Aquaponics cycle works mutually where the plants act as a natural filter for the fish to live in and simultaneously fish waste provides an organic food source for the plants to grow. Here is also a third participant in this cycle, which are the famous microbes called nitrifying bacteria. These bacteria aid in the conversion of the ammonia from the fish waste into vermicompost as plant food.
Aquaponics system, natural food production cycle needs proper knowledge and skill to build it in right way. Aquaponics is a system that saves water usage, requires less space, no weeding, no bending and no fertilizers. Aquaponics may not be a new technology, but the interest in growing fish and plants in combined as well as indoor system has grown rapidly in recent years. Aquaponics systems have numerous benefits with incredible production, ecofriendly and economic importance.