Our Aquaponics Systems
What is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is a sustainable farming method that combines aquaculture (farming of fish) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) into a symbiotic system. Fish waste in the water is converted to a nitrogen rich fertilizer which helps plants grow. The plants pull this nitrogen rich water and clean it before it is recycled back into the fish tank.
Not only is aquaponics a superior way to grow plants, it is also an easy way to produce fish. The types of plants you can grow in an aquaponic system is limited only by the growing methods selected (Deep Water Culture, Nutrient Thin Film, or Flood and Drain). The types of fish that can be raised are then selected to match the water and nutrient requirements of the plants. Tilapia are the most commonly used fish in aquaponics, but other common fish include bass, trout, catfish, and koi.
Benefits of Aquaponics
- provides fresh, local food all year round
- 85% less water used over traditional agriculture
- educational resource
- Growing densities can be higher than hydroponics
- Organically Certifiable in Canada
- No Weeds!
Who are we?
We are an aquaponics technology company based out of McMaster Innovation Park, in Hamilton, Ontario. We strive to bridge the gap between technological advances and farming practices.
We look forward to hearing from you!