|Unique farm wastes no wasteWANEIt's the middle of January and they have all the nutrients they need,” Patrick Ryan, an aquaponics technician at Get Fresh Farms, said. Those important nutrients are coming from the byproducts of the room next door. It's full of tanks, which are full ...|
|Aquaponics Is A 'Growing' TrendHuffington Post CanadaThere are a variety of aquaponic fish that can be used with aquaponic systems. The type of aquaponic fish chosen depends on water temperature, pH, and a personal preference between edible fish or non-edible fish. More common aquaponic fish options are ...and more »|
|Aquaponics: A blast of green in midwinterHomer NewsUp Baycrest Hill off the Sterling Highway on Saltwater Drive, Sonja Martin Young and Tom Young and their Alaska Aquaponics have taken the community supported agriculture, or CSA, approach, where customers pay $60 a month to get a box of vegetables ...|
|Norristown Area School District students build cities of the futureMontgomery Newspapers“We're mainly going to grow arugula and kale because they have the highest nutritional value,” Napoli said, noting how aquaponic farms are self-sustaining systems where plant matter decays into the water in which they grow. The decaying material feeds ...|
|Local aquaponic farm will become 100% self-sustainingwivb.comCOLDEN, N.Y. (WIVB) – Paul Cohn has always been passionate about fish, plants, and nature. That passion as become Paul's Organic Farm, a 50-acre complex that is totally aquaponic. This basically combines aquaculture, raising fish, and hydroponics, the ...and more »|
|Macomb food pantry plans to farm fish, grow produce indoorsFarmers AdvanceHope Center in Macomb -- a grocery store-style, choice food pantry -- is preparing to build a commercial-size aquaponics farm inside its warehouse on Groesbeck in Fraser that will allow it to raise its own organic fish and grow hydroponic vegetables ...|
|Washburn ReviewTrash Mountain Project heading to HondurasWashburn Review“Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (cultivating plants in water) and hydroponics (fish husbandry),” Gibson said. Gibson went on to explain how the fish and the plants are raised in separate tanks connected by tubes. Ammonia present in the ...|
|Government officials impressed by Centre's Farm-to-School programMarion County RecordBob Gorman from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Barb Depew, a child nutrition consultant with the Kansas State Department of Education visited Centre schools Thursday to view school gardens and learn about Centre's Farm to School program. Centre ...|
|Buffalo Business FirstRealtor adding aquaponic farm to his portfolioBuffalo Business FirstCohn invested more $1 million to bring the farm to reality. "I basically invested my savings in something I am totally passionate about," Cohn said. Aquaponics is basically defined as the marriage of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil ...|
|Garden Project Spreads Its Roots in Urban AreasHutchinson NewsBP Gardens, a subsidiary of GreenGro Technologies (OTC: GNRH), an Anaheim-based eco-friendly technology company, is taking local farming in a crowded urban environment to a whole new level by designing vertical gardens. ... Buena Park currently sits on ...and more »|
Hydroponic Fish Farming
Hydroponic Fish Farming
Have you heard of Hydroponics? Probably you have. But how about Aquaponics? Do you know what that is? I was confused too, so here is the difference in the two systems.
Aquaponics: this is a system that combines aquaculture and hydroponics. Aquaculture is the process of growing fish in an enclosed environment such as a fish farm. A closed circuit water way is created so that the fish waste is pumped into the hydroponics plants beds. Although the fish waste is toxic to the fish, it contains nitrogen and other nutrients which are beneficial to the plants. The fish waste feeds the plants and is then recycled as clean water and pumped back into the aquaculture tank. Aquaponics, then, is a system that constantly recycles water, waste, and food to allow for plant growth.
Hydroponics: this is a system of growing plants without soil. Plants are placed in a growing medium and receive their nutrients from a nutrient solution. This nutrient solution is then fed directly to the roots, eliminating the need for soil. Hydroponic systems do need to be flushed periodically to prevent the build up of the nutrients, but that is easy to do. With hydroponics, you have only one system about which to be concerned.
So which will it be - aquaponics or hydroponics? Neither system is superior to the other. The question becomes what is right for you? If you enjoy fish and already have a fish tank large enough to support aquaponics, then you may want to try aquaponics as your means to gardening. It is a good way to sustain fish and plant life at the same time. If you are not interested in fish or the set up seems like it might be too complicated, you may want to stick with just the hydroponics for your gardening method. Both methods, hydroponics and aquaponics, will grow abundant plant life. The advantage of aquaponics is that it adds the dimension of growing fish to your life.
In making your decision between aquaponics and hydroponics, you may need to consider cost. Aquaponics will probably cost you more to get set up than a hydroponics system. However, with hydroponics you will have the on going costs of purchasing nutrients to make your nutrient solution. With aquaponics, you will always have a healthy supply of nutrients in the form of fish waste. So what is your choice - hydroponics or aquaponics?
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