Aquaponics has several growing methods, and the raft system is one of the most popular methods implemented by many aquaponics growers.
But, what is the raft system of aquaponics?
In this article, we will discuss the raft system of aquaponics in much greater detail. Read on to learn how it works, its benefits and disadvantages, and how it is compared to other popular aquaponics growing systems.
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.