Aquaculture and Hydroponic Systems

You’re on the right track if you’ve been thinking about starting a garden to grow your own vegetables for family and friends, but lack the yard space and are overwhelmed by bugs and vermin, and by extremes of unpredictable weather conditions. If faced with these challenges, you may want to consider an investment in a quality environmentally controlled Gothic Arch Greenhouse and a hydroponic or aquaponic food production system to ensure a sustainable year around supply of fresh nutritious vegetables and fish.

You have practiced hydroponics if you’ve ever placed a plant clipping into a glass of water in the hopes that it will develop roots. Hydroponics is a method of growth where plants are grown without the use of soil. The nutrients that the plants normally derive from the soil are simply dissolved into water instead. When hydroponics is combined with aquaculture…an innovative system termed Aquaponics is realized. In Aquaponics, the nutrient rich waste water from the fish is re-circulated into the hydroponic system to provide food for the plants. Depending on the type of hydroponic system used, the plant’s roots are suspended in, flooded with or misted with the nutrient rich solution so that the plant can derive the elements it needs for growth. The water is then returned to the fish tank in a continuous loop that is much less wasteful of the water resource than other conventional food production systems.
¬As we witness the population of our planet explode and arable land available for crop production declines, hydroponics and aquaponics offers us a dependable means to produce crops in greenhouses or other conventional buildings that can be converted to specialized food production. Already, where the cost of land is at a premium, crops are being produced underground, on rooftops and in greenhouses using these innovative methods.

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