Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS AQUAPONICS AND HOW DOES IT WORK?


Aquaponics is an amalgamation of Aquaculture & Hydroponics. Aquaponics efficiently utilizes the water from a fish tank or "reservoir" to recirculate through a grow bed where the plants are grown. These grow beds act as the filtration system for the reservoir, and is where the Nitrifying bacteria convert fish wastes into plant-available nutrients. The plants then use these nutrients grow and flourish. This symbiotic relationship between the fish, plants and nitrifying bacteria is simply an optimized version of what happens in nature. Aquaponics is one of the most efficient, and prolific ways to grow food, with options to suit all locations, climates, and budgets.




WHAT KIND OF PLANTS CAN I GROW IN AN AQUAPONICS SYSTEM?


n our experience, an appropriately designed system can grow just about anything you could want. Usually the determining factor of what is grown is guided by economics and space. Leafy green vegetables, vine plants, Berries, fruit trees, flowers and fodder all grow exceedingly well in aquaponics, and in most cases the growth rates are substantially higher than conventionally grown plants. We have even successfully grown likes of ginger, turmeric, and carrots, all out producing the control crops planted in rich organic soil.




WHAT IS HYDROPONICS.


Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without the use of soil. The plant roots are suspended in sand, gravel, water, coco peat, rock wool, or clay pellets (just to name a few), and nutrients are applied directly to the water that in direct contact with the roots . Any water that is not absorbed by the roots is recycled through the system to be absorbed later, or flushed away in a run to waist system.




IS GROWING HYDROPONICALLY OR AQUAPONICALLY EASY?


There are a number of different hydroponic and Aquaponic methods, each with varying degrees of difficulty, from very easy to more advanced. The ease of growing in these systems varies with the scale of the systems, type of plants being grown, species of fish used, and the degree of environmental control utilized. While leafy green plants and vegetables are much easier to grow than flowering or fruiting types of plants, with the appropriate guidance and system design everybody can enjoy the benefits of growing hydroponically or Aquaponically.





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