AQUAPONICS EXPLAINED
Combining aquaculture with hydroponics

Fish Feed

Nitrogen Input

Aquaponics product

Nitrogen Output

Fish

Nitrogen uptake, digestion, and excretion

Plants

Ammonia Nitrogen

(NH3 and NH4+)

Nitrification

Bacteria

Nitrate

(NO3+)

Nitrogen Uptake

In aquaponics we use the ammonia given off by the fish to create nutrients for the plants. The plants then take the nutrients they need to grow before the water returns to the fish.

It's a perfectly symbiotic relationship.

Hydroponics is growing plants without soil. By using nutrients dissolved in water you can give the plants everything they need to thrive, outside of sunlight.