EcoGro supports the Aquaponics community. You can raise fish and edible plants on your own organically and economically. We provide the equipment and supplies necessary to construct and maintain your own aquaponics system.
Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the growing of fish and plants together in a closed recirculating system.
The fish are housed and fed in an appropriate tank and the water is circulated to growing areas for a very diverse crop of vegetables, herbs, flowers and other plants.
The plants, helped by beneficial bacteria, effectively clean the water by utilizing the nutrients excreted by the fish and the clean water is then recirculated to the fish.
Very little land area, water or electricity is required to operate an aquaponics system.
Research indicates that:
Aquaponics uses a small fraction of the water than traditional farming does.
Aquaponics is energy-efficient: current systems use one-tenth of the energy conventional farming does.
Aquaponics has eight to ten times more vegetable production in the same area and time.
Aquaponics is fully scalable from indoor systems to backyard family systems to full commercial systems.
Aquaponics is pure, clean, and natural: systems can be USDA Certified Organic and Food Safety Certified.
Existing ponds (take note Koi pond people) are perfectly suited for Aquaponics since you can raise a vegetable or flower garden while cleaning and oxygenating the water for your fish.