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Ryan Sultana

What is
Aquaponics
?

…‘
Aquaponics

is the art of
growing food with fish poop’,
Anonymous

An integration of two systems:

Hydroponics

and
Aquaculture

The process of growing food in an inert
medium by controlling and adding
nutrients but
without soil

The cultivation of aquatic
animals or plants for food.


“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil ...
There can be no life without soil and no soil
without life; they have evolved together
.”

Charles E. Kellogg

History

Chinampas

Built

by

Incas

and

Aztecs


Between

14
th

-
16
th

century

A
.
D

History

Paddy

Fields

In

China

and

Thailand

Since

the

6
th

Century

History

Barrays


Built

by

Cambodians

In

Angkor,

India

Hydroponics


Growing in water…

The Raft System

a
lso known as

Deep Water Culture

Hydroponics


Growing in water…

The Raft System

a
lso known as

Deep Water Culture

Other Systems


NFT


Nutrient Film
Technique


Wick System


Ebb and Flow


Drip System



Aeroponics


Nutrient Film Technique

Other Systems

Aeroponics

Aquaponics

Hydroponics

Bacteria

Aquaculture

SUN

A Sustainable System

1

2

3

Why
Aquaponics

?

Advantages


Reduced labour


Higher production rate


Provides income from two separate products


Aquacultural waste products are used


A lot of current research and improvements
going on

Why
Aquaponics

?

Advantages


Less pests and diseases (if controlled)


Reduced carbon footprint


Reduced water loss


Makes use of dead space


Rooftops


3
-
D vertical dimension


Vertical Drip

System Towers


Disadvantages


High initial cost


To fill up water tanks


To build the system (Greenhouse, pumps etc.)


Requires skill and know
-
how


Constant monitoring of water parameters


Pests and diseases can be devastating


Limitations concerned with fish species reared


Competitive market prices



Why
Aquaponics
?

Organic
Aquaponics



Natural fertilizer


Natural minerals (snail shells)


Good marketing


labelling



Other Possibilities

Use of Technology


Smart phone applications


Pipe blockage warning


System automation



-

Check out ‘
urban
aquaponics

in
Oakland’


on
youtube

or
Kijani

Grows

on a search engine for more ideas
-


Growing Indoors


Can be used underground
and indoors


Artificial lighting


May be a life
-
saviour in
post
-
apocalyptic scenarios


The
Great Tennessee Pot
Cave

drug bust



Other Possibilities

Growing Upwards


Futuristic Concepts


Growing locally


Dedicated Skyscraper

Farms


Makes use of limited

space availability


Space missions


Other Possibilities

Other Possibilities

Taken from the movie ‘Sunshine’

Thank You

Ryan Sultana

“The ultimate goal of
farming is not the
growing of crops, but the
cultivation and perfection
of human beings.”




Masanobu Fukuoka
,


The
One
-
Straw Revolution