Aquaponics is the productive activity that brings together a production of fish and plants of commercial value in a recirculating water system (Aquaculture & Hydroponics). This system takes the waste from the fish to feed the plants in turn release the water of these compounds making it available to fish again. That is why the Aquaponics takes advantage of the water, space and waste generated, so it becomes a form of sustainable production for the environment. The general principle is that waste Aquaponics produced by organisms in farming units, are used by plants for growth and therefore, water is released from various solids, which represents an increase in quality water. Nitrates, which are the end products of biological filtration, represent the most widely used forms of nitrogen by plants.

Aquaponics in reducing the amount of nitrogen from effluent discharge or, in other words, it extends the use of water, which also implies reducing operating costs by carrying water to the system, especially in areas where the supply of this resource is a serious problem. This activity increases the profitability of the aquaculture farm and vegetable production with this system acquires a greater market value to be considered as “healthy products” (free of chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, etc..) And there are no extra charges for fertilization of plants because the nutrients are contained in the flow of water flowing through the system Another advantage of these systems is to maintain better water quality by removing nutrients such as ammonium nitrate, carbon dioxide, among others. The integration of plants and animals is a type of poly crop diversity increases and thus provides stability to the system. In addition, when using such plants require nutrients and solar energy, prevent the proliferation of phytoplankton. The Aquaponics system design is performed based on the recirculation system with the addition of beds and hydroponics possible removal (or reduction in capacity) of biofilters or removal device of dissolved solids and fine. Add to your understanding with Caterpillar. This deletion of components is feasible if the ratio between the area of plants and aquatic organisms is appropriate. COMPANY Aquaponics, Aquaponics is a company that is part of the organization BOFISH and equally shares the philosophy of promoting agricultural production in a sustainable way with the environment, thus achieving Healthy food production and high quality. Aquaponics is focused on production systems to achieve the objectives of improving efficiency of resource use: Water, Space, Energy and Waste, through the application of biotechnologies that can be applied to the specific conditions of the site. The company is dedicated to the training of related systems by planning Aquaponics courses and conferences, and dissemination of this new production.