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Aquaponics is an agricultural method combining AQUACULTURE (fish farming) with HYDROPONICS (plant farming without soil). Aquaponics is a closed-loop, recirculating, and sustainable practice that allows high-density production of both fish and plants. The fish provide natural fertilizer to the plants, and the plants clean the water to be returned to the fish. Aquaponics is simple and quick to get Organic Certification, commercially viable, and holds real promise for urban farming and local food security, while using up to 99% less water than conventional methods.
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