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What is Aquaponics? and Is it a profitable Business?

Aquaponics

Aquaponics: A well nutrient farming system

It is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. Aquaculture is raising of fish and other aquatics animals. Hydroponics means the soil less farming of plants.

Aquaponics uses these two in a symbiotic combination in which plants are fed the fish discharge or waste. In return, the vegetables clean the water that goes back to the fish. Along with the fish and their waste, microbes play an important role to the nutrition of the plants. These beneficial bacteria gather in the spaces between the roots of the plant and converts the fish waste and the solids into substances the plants can use to grow. The result is a perfect collaboration between aquaculture and gardening.

Aquaponics can be setup in our home, school, working space or commercial areas. Anywhere we can set the aquaponics system. It does’t need  that much capital, space, manpower or anything.

Benefits of Aquaponics

  • Use 1/6th of the water to grow 8 times more food per acre compared to traditional agriculture.
  • All natural fertilizer source from fish waste.
  • No reliance on mined and manufactured fertilizers.
  • Efficient, sustainable and highly productive.
  • Produce is free of pesticides and herbicides.
  • Fish are free of growth hormones and antibiotics.
  • Allows continuous production of food.
  • Produces both a protein and vegetable crop.
  • Integrated system is sustainable and earth-friendly.
  • Eliminating soil borne diseases.
  • When combined with Controlled Environment Agriculture, you can grow year ‘round in any climate

If we do aquaponics in a large scale basis then it will be profitable a business for us. After all we will get highly nutrient Fish, organic veggies and fruits.

 

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