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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.

Your choice of grow media will significantly impact the cost of building and maintaining your aquaponics system. But with so many types of grow media available, it is confusing to know what will work best for you. That's why this guide is written to help you understand what aquaponics grow media is, what are the available choices and what will work best for you.

There are many aquaponics fish tank designs and kits available in the market, and you can even design a do-it-yourself fish tank at home according to your resources.

A vertical aquaponics system is one aquaponics method that grows plants without soil in columns above a fish tank. This method is popular with aquaponics gardeners because it is a water-efficient and space saving way of gardening and fish raising. Growing vertically also lets the aquaponics gardener grow and produce twice the amount of plants as with the media-based aquaponics system of the same area.

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