Aquaponics growing systems include fish and plants in a closed, organic ecosystem. We sometimes call it a food machine!
Recirculating the same water continuously the ecosystem supports itself. Fish produce ammonia rich effluent which is provided as nutrient rich water for the plants. The plants in turn enjoy the nutrients and minerals provided and the plant-filtered water returns to the fish.
You will find many diverse and helpful explanations on the internet describing how various aquaponics systems work. We hope you come visit us so we can show you how we have chosen to customize our “food machine” in Hope BC for our particular environment!