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Aquaponics combines aquaculture (the growing of fish and other aquatic animals) and hydroponics (the growing of plants without soil) in one recirculating environment. In aquaponics, the fish produce waste that is converted by the nitrifying bacteria into nutrients for the plants. Plant roots absorb these nutrients to thrive. In return, the plant roots clean and filter the water for the fish to live.

 

 

 

 

One of the benefits of aquaponics systems is that they require less maintenance than other gardening methods because there is no weeding, watering, or fertilizing. However, once you've set up your aquaponics system, comes the maintenance and cleaning. But how do you maintain and clean your aquaponics system to ensure its longevity and effectiveness? Here is a quick look at what you can do to maintain and clean your aquaponics system. 
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.

Within an aquaponics system is a delicate ecosystem composed of fish, bacteria, and plants. For everything to work perfectly, each part of the system must be balanced and healthy. Fish are required to be healthy to produce ammonia that is converted by the bacteria into nutrients for the plants.

Aquaponics systems can produce plants that can be harvested quickly because of the continuous amount of nutrients that the system provides to the plants. But before you can add the fish and more plants into the system, it is essential that the beneficial bacteria which produce nutrients for the plants is introduced and established.
This article will walk you through in starting your own aquaponic garden, giving you all the necessary information to get started

Bacteria play a crucial role in aquaponics. They serve as the bridge that connects fish wastes to the plant fertilizer. Plants feed on nutrients supplied by the fish and decomposed fish food. However, before a plant can absorb these nutrients, they must be converted into nitrates. It is the bacteria that convert fish wastes into nitrates, which become food for the plants.

Many aquaponics beginners are often confused by the need for filtration in their aquaponics system. Do I need to add a biofilter? It is one of the frequently asked questions in aquaponics. To answer the question, we wrote this article to discuss biofilter, what it is, and do you need to have one in your aquaponics system.

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