Learn More about Hydroponics and Aquaponics

The technology has advanced a lot these days and we are available with a plethora of things that contribute a lot in making our lives convenient and speedy. Hydroponics and Aquaponics are two new inventions we are available with. Let’s now explore more about them.

Hydroponics

It is actually a science that helps us do plantation in containers without any soil in them. In lieu a solution zucchinni_yellowincorporating a balanced proportion of nutrient solution and water is added. To name a few – Aztecs, Indians of Mexico on rafts, NASA in space, floating gardens in Kashmir and hanging gardens of Babylon, are some of the most famous hydroponic setups on the globe.

There are various reasons that make hydroponics much better.

  • No requirement of weeds
  • Less use of water
  • Increased density
  • Less diseases and pests
  • Enhanced quality
  • Crop turnaround is really quick

Aquaponics

It is basically a blend of hydroponics and aquaculture. The water in the fish tank is circulated all the way through the aquaponics20hydroponics20ntf20square20tubegrow beds filed with expanded aquaclay or clay. Nitrifying bacteria available over there starts working and convert total fish waste into various plant nutrients and the water gets filtered immaculately using a mechanical. That cleaned water is again transferred to the fish tank providing nicely cleaned water to live.

There are usually two types of Aquaponics setups available:

  • NFT (Nutrient Film Technique), which is considered generally for residential premises
  • Raft Design / Deep Flow, which is highly recommended for commercial premises

If you are looking forward to incorporate hydroponics and Aquaponics, it is always recommended to simply browse through YouTube channel by Hydroponic Xpress and get the most of this highly emerging technology.