Aquaponics is a Sustainable Food Production System that combines a traditional aquaculture (Raising Aquatic Animals Such as Fish, Crayfish or Prawns in tanks) with Hydroponics (Cultivating Plants in Water) in a Symbiotic Environment. In the Aquaculture, Waste Accumulates in the Water, Increasing Toxicity for the Fish. This Water is led to a Hydroponic System Where the By-Products from the Aquaculture are filtered out by the Plants as Vital Nutrients, After Which the Cleansed Water Is Recalculated back to the Animals.
Aquaponics consists of two Main Parts, with the Aquaculture Part for Raising Aquatic Animals and the Hydroponics Part for Growing Plants. Aquatic Waste Resulting from Uneaten Feed or Raising Animals Like Fish Accumulates In Water Due To The Closed System Recirculation Of Most Aquaculture Systems. The Waste-Rich Water Becomes Toxic to the Aquatic Animal in High Concentrations But the Waste Also Provides Nutrients Essential for Plant Growth.