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What Is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. Hydroponics requires expensive nutrients to feed the plants as well as periodic flushing of the systems which can lead to waste disposal issues. Re-circulating aquaculture needs to have excess nutrients removed from the system which can ordinarily means that a percentage of the water is removed on a daily basis. That nutrient rich water then needs to be disposed of and replaced with clean fresh water. Aquaponics allows you to produce fish and plants in the one system with a large reduction in water use.

TheNutrient Film Technique (NFT) is an aquaponic growing technique that is popular among aquaponics growers because of its simple yet effective design that works well in some environments. The NFT system is mostly used in larger commercial aquaponics systems, but can also be used by home growers.
Aquaponics is a sustainable gardening method in which a grower can grow fish and plants together in one recirculating system. However, whenever fish are mentioned in aquaponics, an unpleasant fishy smell always comes to people's minds.
Fish are an essential component of an aquaponics garden. They supply all the nutrients that plants need to grow. Although fish are easy to grow in an aquaponics system, they have specific requirements to survive and flourish. Choosing the right warm water fish for your aquaponics system is one of the most important decisions you have to make before starting an aquaponics system. 

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