Eat healthy, Live healthy: Aquaponics is completely organic
Hydroponics is all about growing in a sterile, man-made environment. Traditional hydroponic systems rely on the careful application of expensive nutrients made from mixing together a concoction of chemicals, salts and trace elements. In aquaponics, you are creating a natural ecosystem where you rely on bacteria and composting red worms to convert the ammonia and solid waste from the fish into a complete plant food. It is a necessarily organic process. If pesticides are applied to the plants, the fish will suffer. If growth hormones or antibiotics are given to the fish, the plants will suffer.
Aquaponics relies on nature, and is rewarded through better growth, less maintenance, and lower disease rates. If you can’t beat Mother Nature, you might want to join forces with her.
Other advantages of aquaponics includes no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting—in fact, there really is no downside!