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What is an Aquatic Eco System

What is an Aquatic Eco System? The word AQUA means WATER. So the words Aquatic, Aquaculture and Aquaponics all refer to “water”. All 3 words apply to marine which can be salt-water or fresh-water. An Eco System is a group of organisms that exist dependent ON each other. An Aquatic Eco System is therefore a [...] Read more

What is Aquaponics

What is Aquaponics? As was mentioned in the section “What is an Aquaponic Eco System” we discovered the word AQUA means WATER so “AQUAPONICS” means using a technology based on water to grow (fish, vegetables and plants) in as close a way to mimic natures technique (way) without interference by way of man-made interference with [...] Read more

Difference between Hydroponics – Aquaponics

What is the difference between Hydroponic and Aquaponic Systems? In discussing the differences between these 2 systems it is important to note that BOTH do have some similarities (in that a water solution is required) and the great benefit is – FRESH HOME PRODUCE without the use of added chemicals and sprays. So BOTH will [...] Read more

Selecting Fish for best Aquaponic results

Selecting the best Fish type for Aquaponics  As we begin to look at suitable fish for Aquaponics, let us first look at the issue of what we need to achieve in order to be successful and why fish are so important to our proposed Eco System. If you recall fish are used in order to [...] Read more

Selecting Vegetables for best Aquaponic results

Vegetables for Aquaponics Aquaponic gardening is a whole lot different to gardening in soil.  It is a whole lot more fun and there is no digging or bending (if you design your system properly) and limited weeding (none if you do everything properly). It is so easy that young children can be involved and the [...] Read more