Aquaponics Interest Group

This meetup is for anyone with an interest in aquaponics, hydroponics, aquaculture (fish farming), etc.

During this first meeting we will start by getting to know each other, discussing aquaponics and exploring the possibility of building an experimental system on-site at Robot Garden.

What is Aquaponics?  (From wikipedia) Aquaponics /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/, is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrogen-fixing bacteria into nitrates and nitrites, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients. The water is then recirculated back to the aquaculture system.

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