A simple Idea as old as the Aztecs
The idea is simple, fish are raised in large plastic tubs, eating food and happily swimming. The waste from the fish flow down into a set of filters where the solids are caught and stored while bacteria converts the waste and ammonia to nitrates and minerals for the plant life downstream.
Further down a set of bio filters and aerators turn the water into a clean, nutrient rich water for the produce. The water is carefully channeled into large tanks with floating plants such as lettuce and herbs, and vertical shelves where live fodder grows for livestock. The nutrients are removed by the plants before returning once more to the fish tanks to start the process once more.
While today we are growing Blue Nile Tilapia in our tanks we plan on adding fresh water prawn and either trout or catfish depending on the demand.
Did you Know?
The terraced gardens were an early form of Aquaponics?
Aquaponics have been used in low water regions such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and Africa?
Aquaponics cannot use any form of pesticide or herbicide, relying instead on natural organic approaches to pest control
We use nearly 70% less water than traditional agriculture and produce no waste by products, in fact the fish waste from the tanks are instead spread on our organic flower beds as the perfect fertilizer
We do not have issues with warm blooded diseases such as E. Coli