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Top Aquaponic Plants you Should be Growing

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Top Aquaponic Plants you Should be Growing

Aquaponic plants  are one of the most important factors in an aquaponics system. Without plants the system cannot function properly. Early on in the research of recirculating aquaculture systems, experiments were done to determine the efficiency of aquatic plants in consuming the nutrients in aquaculture water, therefore helping to purify the water for the fish in the system. As research continued, terrestrial plants were tested and proven to be an effective means of water purification for aquaculture and this nutrient rich water a nearly ideal hydroponic solution for growing plants. Lettuce, chives and other leafy crops were first considered for...

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What is Aquaponics?

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What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is easy, because it’s a combination of raising fish and growing plants with hydroponic systems.  The plants feed on the hydroponic nutrients, which come from the fish waste.  The plants purify  the fish water as they consume the nutrients through a natural process called, “Aquaponic Nitrogen Cycle.”  This allows for an ecosystem where both fish and plants can grow naturally in optimum conditions.  One of the aquaponic secrets is that this cycle allows fish farmers to dispose of fish waste, while feeding their plants with the nutrient rich water. Hydroponic farming is a way to grow plants without soil. ...

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