Aquaponics - Harnessing The Power of Symbiosis

toto2810 By toto2810, 4th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/40yy4oy7/
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Aquaponics is a form of gardening that integrates aquaculture and hydroponics. Aquaponics utilizes the byproducts of both systems to form one symbiotic culture to grow both vegetables and fish.

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The aquaculture portion of the system provides waste as a byproduct of the fish. This waste is then used as a nutrient rich food source for the plant. Meanwhile the plants clean the water, forming a natural filter for the for the water the fish live in. Aquaponics can be utilized to produce fresh, organic vegetables and fish.

Aquaponics is not a new form of gardening, in fact aquaponics have been discovered in ancient Aztec cultures as well as Ancient Egypt. Also in many countries such as China and Thailand have been integrating their fish and plant cultures.

Aquaculture can be carried out on a small individual level or on a larger commercial level.

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Agriculture, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Fish, Fisheries, Gardening, Hydroponics, Organic, Vegetables

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