How Does An Aquaponics System Work?
Chemicals have entered every aspect of our lives ranging from pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic industry, FMCG industry to the agriculture industry. So-called experts have adopted completely wrong measures in the agricultural industry in pursuit of increasing production and now humanity is paying for it with a whole lot of health disease.
To make agriculture, chemical-free, and organic-based, a lot of measures are being taken all over the world. One such measure which is widely popular all over the west is “Aquaponics”. Aquaponics is the word used for the sophisticated combination of the aquaculture and hydroponics that grows fish and plants in one integrated system.
Aquaculture includes the raising of the aquatic animals and hydroponics involves growing of plants in absence of pesticides, soil, and chemicals. In the aquaponics system, the waste of fishes and other aquatic animals serve as the organic fertilizer for the plants which in return clears the water for aquatic animals.
Aquaponics culture is chemical free. The waste material of the aquatic animals is converted into food source of the plant by microbes (nitrifying bacteria). Ammonia from fish water is converted into nitrates by these bacteria.
Solid waste of the aquatic animals is converted into vermicomposting by microbes which serve as the organic food for the plant to grow. In Aquaponics system aquatic life, plant life and bacterial processes work in cooperation with each other to run the whole system properly.