Hydroponics vs Aquaponics Systems 🚰🐠🍀 (Understanding The Differences Between Them)

Hydroponics vs Aquaponics Systems 🚰🐠🍀 (Understanding The Differences Between Them)

 

how is hydroponics different than
aquaponics
in a hydroponics system the plants are
grown in a water environment instead of
soil the black pots are called neti pots
and will hold a medium in which to grow
a seed the neti pots are shown in the
above picture various mediums can be
used such as clay beads coconut fiber
plugs gravel or sand and those are just
a few as the seeds germinate in the
plants grow the nutrients that were
added to the water will get used up by
the plants and need to be replenished
there is also use of an air pump or a
nutrient pump as shown in the picture
below depending upon which system you
decide to build the one that we will
investigate uses an air pump and an air
stone and only one basin
the aquaponic system is similar to
hydroponics in that the plants are grown
in water the same growing mediums are
used in the black neti pots however
instead of adding nutrients in the form
of chemicals to the water the fish waste
is pumped into the hydroponic system
bacteria that grow on the medium such as
the clay beads or the coconut fiber
plugs convert the fish waste into usable
nutrients for the plants the water that
is returned from the aquaponic system
back to the fish tank is free of fish
waste and we will look at building a
very similar system to the one that is
pictured here