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  1. aquaponics(Noun)

    A sustainable food production system that combines traditional aquaculture with hydroponics, with effluent from the water being used as nutrition for the plants.


  1. Aquaponics

    Aquaponics, or pisciponics, is a sustainable food production system that combines conventional aquaculture, with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are broken down by nitrogen-fixing bacteria, then filtered out by the plants as nutrients, after which the cleaned water is recirculated back to the animals. As existing hydroponic and aquaculture farming techniques form the basis for all aquaponics systems, the size, complexity, and types of foods grown in an aquaponics system can vary as much as any system found in either distinct farming discipline.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aquaponics in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aquaponics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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