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AQUAPONICSHarmonious coexistence of fish and plants

This is an interesting, continuous cycle that combines vegetable production and fish farming, it is a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. The waste produced by the fish feeds the plants, while the plants purify the water for the fish. The system works because of the nitrogen circulation. Fish produce waste by digesting food, ammonia, which is broken down into nitrates by bacteria on the filter. The pump carries the water to the beds where the plant grows. Plants draw nitrate from the water and feed on it. At the same time, they purify the water for the fish. The purified water returns to the fish pond. The same water is used throughout the entire growing cycle and only the amount of water absorbed by the plants is added. Another advantage is the organic fertilization of gardens, where we use water in which fish waste is dissolved. So, with the system, we avoid fertilization and irrigation and reduce the burden on the environment. Since the plants grow on water, they are also less susceptible to pests and there is no need to use various chemicals.

Aquaponics is suitable for the production of a wide variety of vegetables, most above-ground vegetables, vegetables (lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, arugula, etc.), herbs, and spices. Vegetables also grow up to four times faster than they do with conventional gardening. If the system is heated, it makes it possible to grow plants all year round. The aquaponic system also includes fish farming for food. A wide variety of freshwater fish (carp, goldfish, Prussian carp, tilapia etc.) can be used in the system. Aquaponics is a sustainable circular system that allows fish and plants to coexist without the use of fertilizers or chemicals.