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aquaponics
hydroponics
aquaculture
fish pathology
fish diseases
fishery water quality
fish stocking density
nitrogen cycle
local food systems
food safety

 

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (farming aquatic species) and hydroponics (soil-less plant culture). 

With an input of fish feed, nitrogen-rich fish wasters are converted by bacteria into nutrients for growing plants that in turn biologically filter the water. Infographic used with permission.

Aquaponics Infographic

 

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