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FARMING | Backyard Aquaponics | farming fresh fish and vegetables


Aquaponics is essentially the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. When we look at combining the two, these negative aspects are turned into positives. The positive aspects of both aquaculture and hydroponics are retained and the negative aspects no longer exist. Water is pumped up from the fish tank into the grow bed. The water trickles down through the media, past the roots of the plants before draining back into the fish tank. The plants extract the water and nutrients they need to grow, cleaning the water for the fish. There are bacteria that live on the surface of the growbed media. These bacteria convert ammonia wastes from the fish into nitrates that can be used by the plants.


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