In any gardening method, earthworms are recognized as one of the most efficient natural decomposers. It is because worms help break down everything from solid waste, excess roots, and other decaying matter that plants slough off. In return, earthworms produce castings which are perfect fertilizers for the plants. These are the reasons why many aquaponics growers support the idea of adding worms into their aquaponics systems. This article will discuss the benefits of using worms in aquaponics systems and how to add them to your system
An aquaponics system is considered functional and established once system cycling is done, the nitrifying bacteria is established, and there are no signs of fish stress and plants' nutrient deficiencies. One crucial factor that has a vital role in aquaponics system cycling is nitrate.
Ammonia plays a significant role in an aquaponics system. It starts the nitrogen cycle and is an engine to your system's ecology. Fish produce waste that is full of ammonia. Bacteria convert them into nitrites and then nitrates necessary for plant growth.