What is Aquaponics?

Posted By: Matt Allen

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Happy Earth Day!

Today is the day when people from around the world promote making changes in our lives to better help the environment. Do you know that switching your aquarium to an aquaponics filter can help with water conservation? It’s true. Read on to learn what aquaponics is and why this natural filtration method is beneficial

Aquaponics combines the aquaculture of ornamental, or food fish, with hydroponics (growing plants without soil). The fish provide a nutrient source for the plants in the form of their waste, and the plants provide a natural filter for the fish as they utilize the waste in the water as a nitrogen source to grow. On a larger scale, aquaponics is becoming increasingly popular as a sustainable food production system for growing fish and produce. For a home aquarium, aquaponics filtration provides a truly natural filtration option, taking advantage of the nutrient cycle that naturally exists in lakes, rivers, and ponds to reduce water changes and maintain a healthy environment for your fish.

Elive AquaDuo power filters have a unique dual purpose design allowing this one filter to be easily set up as either a traditional power filter or an aquaponics aquarium filter. Our filter makes it easy for anyone interested in aquaponics and natural filtration options to give it a try on their home aquarium. See for yourself…