WHAT IS A HOSPITAL TANK? I don’t like the word quarantine. For this reason I am going to refer to the tank used to treat sick fish away from your main system as a hospital tank.  It is important to have a hospital tank to use in tandem with your aquaponics system.


The combination of aquaculture and hydroponics results in fish water being passed through the plant bedding material. This makes aquaponics a ‘closed system’ and one where water will not be wasted. In traditional aquaculture and hydroponics systems water is constantly replaced.  This practice is ultimately unsustainable.  In a world of growing water shortages, water wastage […]


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Hydroponics is an innovative technique of cultivation and hydroponic gardening has modified itself quickly to many conditions, from outdoor field culture and indoor greenhouses to highly specific culture in atomic submarines and space stations to produce fresh crops for people. The improved control over growing environment in hydroponic gardening makes it easier to give the […]


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What is Aquaponics?

 Feb, 22 - 2018   no comments   Education

Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants on water while Aquaculture is the raising aquatic animals such as fish in tanks. Both aquaculture and hydroponics have some disadvantages. Removal of excess nutrients in aquaculture is done on a daily basis hence leading to wastage of water. On the […]


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Aquaponics Information

 Feb, 15 - 2018   no comments   Education

Aquaculture (growing fish) + Hydroponics  (growing plants) = Aquaponics Aquaponics is a system of fish in tanks, whose waste water is pumped to vegetables in grow beds filled with gravel. The roots take up the nitrates and grow like crazy. The water returns to the tank, filtered clean. The organic vegetables and fish provide a complete […]


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Are hydroponic systems organic? This question has generated a great debate in many countries. This debate has arisen from the disputed ideas on the meaning of “organic”. In many parts of the world, the system is certified as organic if soil is used a growing medium. However, certain types of hydroponic systems have been certified […]


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