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growing fish or other aquatic animals and plants together in one integrated system. The fish wastes provide nutrients for the plants and the plants filter the water. Additionally bacteria break down by-products such as ammonia. Related to [tag:hydroponics]

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (keeping fish or other aquatic animals) and (growing plants in water). Together these two systems complement each other. The fish wastes provide nutrients for the plants and the plants filter the water. Additionally bacteria break down by-products such as ammonia excreted by fish.

For questions about fish as sustainable food source see

For questions mainly about keeping fish for fun see Pets StackExchange

For questions mainly about the plants used in aquaponics (not-specifically about sustainability) see Gardening StackExchange.

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