An aquaponic greenhouse is a combination of fish farming and plant growing. The two elements nourish each other and allow a certain food autonomy.
What is an aquaponic greenhouse.
An aquaponic greenhouse is an agricultural system that combines elements of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soilless farming) to produce food more efficiently and sustainably. In an aquaponic greenhouse, plants are grown in an inorganic medium, such as coconut fiber or perlite, and receive nutrients through water rather than soil. The fish are also kept in the greenhouse and their waste is used as fertilizer for the plants. In addition, water is recycled and reused, which reduces water consumption and prevents environmental pollution. Aquaponic greenhouses are also ideal for extreme climates or for areas where the soil is poor or unsuitable for farming.
Shoji Garden Greenhouses.
An aquaponic greenhouse allows you to grow fruits and vegetables all year round in a sustainable wooded environment.
A solid and durable place in which the thermal insulation has been designed to be as efficient as possible.
These Shoji Garden greenhouses, made in Quebec, are modular, extendable and perfectly ventilated thanks to an oversized blind.
They require very little maintenance. It is also possible to add options which of course will increase your bill, but will allow you to have even less maintenance. You can choose, for example, a mechanical or electrical automatic blind, as well as an electronic blind controller, an additional door or a different roof pitch.
How does an aquaponic system work?
An aquaponics system consists of three main components: the plant growing system, the fish growing system, and the filtration system.
The plant growing system includes the greenhouse and the growing medium, such as coir or perlite, in which the plants are planted and grown. Water from the fish farming system is pumped to the plant growing system, where it is filtered and used for irrigation.
The fish farming system includes a tank or pond where the fish are raised and their waste produced. Fish waste is converted into plant nutrients through a process called “nitrification”.
The filtration system includes a set of components that are responsible for cleaning the water in the system. This includes a mechanical filter to remove dirt and debris and a biological filter to convert fish waste into plant nutrients. Additionally, the filtration system also includes a pH control system and a water pump to circulate water through the system.
In short, in an aquaponic system, the fish produce waste which is turned into plant nutrients and the water is recycled and reused, allowing food to be grown more efficiently and sustainably.
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