What is our main focus?
Aquaponics produces fish and plants in water, allowing for vertical plant growing and high fish densities with potential gains in energy and water consumption. What aquaponics shares with soil is the key to any kind of organic growing: bacteria, yeast and fungi.
Many people struggle with the fact that plants are best grown in “natural soil”. Aquaponics is not an inorganic technique like conventional industrial farming. The growing media in an aquaponics system is the substrate which, complemented with mineral additions to the water, performs the fundamental function of soils by providing an environment for microorganisms, insects and plants. It is the grower’s task to provide the appropriate conditions for those to naturally interact.