An Introduction to Building Aquaponic Systems (page 2)
Similarly, in a Hydroponic system, the plants will need to have constant flow of nutrient rich water flowing over their roots, since there is no soil for the plants to extract nutrients in this type of growing system. This calls for the introduction of expensive fertilizers and constant attention to maintain optimum plant growth.
By consolidating hydroponics and aquaculture systems into Aquaponics, there are numerous potential advantages, by growing a full range of foods with the added bonus of producing protein rich fish to consume and by growing a full range of vegetables and fruits in a compact area this method of food production is superior by many standards.
What are an Aquaponic System Benefits?
The plants get rich, live and regular supplements from the fish.
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