Who are we?
We are The Aquaponics Project. Our dream is to inspire and empower people to grow their own food whilst embracing a more sustainable and environmentally friendly method of growing. We sell aquaponics systems which grow fish and plants alongside each other. It is a symbiotic system by which the plants filter the waste from the fish before returning it back to the tank.
What is important to us?
We believe everyone should have the chance to reconnect with where their food comes from. Our aquaponics systems offer the chance to become either partially or fully self-sufficient in growing your own organic food from the comfort of your own gardens and homes. Our home aquaponics systems offer higher yields, take up a fraction of the space, have a fraction of the environmental impact and will take a fraction of your time compared with conventional growing.
Education is central to everything we do. With over 15 years of experience in teaching we know the importance of good education. This has never been as important as it is now. We believe that education is the only way to bring lasting change. More pressure than ever before is being placed on our planet's space, nutrients and water supplies. It is our mission to educate people of the benefits of growing their own food through aquaponics and to see how easy it can be to minimise their own environmental impact on the world.
How do our Home Aquaponics Systems work?
You can use both tropical and cold-water fish in aquaponics, and you can grow any plants with a shallow root system. We have had successes growing a range of salad plants including rocket, a variety of lettuces and spinach. Herbs grow equally well in aquaponics, as do vine tomatoes and strawberries.
Aquaponics is a symbiotic system. The fish rely on the plants to filter the water and the plants require the nutrients excreted by the fish. The fish excrete ammonia which is fatal to them in large quantities. Naturally occurring bacteria in the air colonise the plant grow-beds and convert this ammonia first into nitrites and then into nitrates. The plants take up these nitrates and then the water is returned to the tank free from ammonia.
What to find out more?
For more information about our products and to joins The Aquaponics Project community you can visit our website and find us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.