invisible hit counter Aquaponic farming in the millennium era - 10 Downing Nyc

Ever narrowing land due to the growing population in Indonesia is one of the obstacles to starting a business in agriculture and fisheries. With the increasing knowledge of the community, the increasing number of people, as well as the increasing welfare of life, the need for nutritional supplements, especially freshwater fish and vegetables, is increasing.

The increasing market demand is high, while the available land is becoming increasingly scarce. One of the efforts to overcome them is the aquaponics system, which is a recent innovation in the fields of fishing and agriculture.

Since hydroponic and aquaculture systems are very different in shape, aquaponic systems also become very different in terms of size, complexity, types of critters being grown, etc. Fish droppings, which often cause problems because of the unpleasant odor and soiling of the column, can bring benefits.

The rest of the feed stored in the pond, which is not eaten by fish and settles in the pond, can also be useful. The two wastes from cultivation in fish ponds can be used for aquaponics. The aquaponics system uses water from a fish pond, which is then returned through a pipe where plants are grown. If left in the pond, the water is toxic to the fish in it.

Nitrifying bacteria convert fish waste into nutrients that plants can use. Then this plant acts as a vegetation filter, reducing these toxic substances into substances that are harmless to fish. So it’s a mutually beneficial cycle. The aquaponics system eliminates the need to water plants manually every day as the water in the pond is pumped up to water the plants and a timer can also be added so we can schedule the watering time as we please.

Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics resulting in a symbiosis of reciprocity or mutual benefit. Aquaculture is the cultivation of fish while hydroponics is the cultivation of plants without soil i.e. H. is the cultivation of plants that utilize water and without the use of soil as a planting medium or soil.

Aquaponics continuously uses water from fish farming to plants to fish ponds. The fundamental core of this technological system is the provision of optimal water for each commodity by using a recirculation system. This aquaponic technology system arose in response to the problem of increasing difficulty in obtaining suitable water sources for fish farming, especially in narrow areas.


We just have to feed the fish pond, which can get a bonus of fish and fresh vegetables at the end. The advantage of the aquaponic system for ponds and fish itself is that the cleanliness of the pond water is preserved, and the water does not contain substances harmful to fish, since it has undergone a filtering process.

The vegetables also receive nourishment or nourishment from the fish waste released by the fish. Aside from being inexpensive, aquaponic farming is considered to be more profitable.


Farming with little land has become an alternative to farming for modern society. The increasingly scarce land makes the urban farming movement more popular. Along with hydroponics, aquaponics is one of the most popular urban farming techniques.


Aquaponics is a modern farming system that combines hydroponics and aquaculture. That is, the soilless cultivation method in hydroponics is combined with fish farming techniques developed with aquaculture techniques.


In an aquaponic system, fish and plants are kept together and are in a symbiotic relationship. Plants receive media and nutrients from pond water and fish waste, while fish receive living media in clean water after being cleaned by plants.

Fish waste is high in ammonia, which can be broken down into other substances by worms and microbes around plant roots. This other substance is a nutrient needed by plants.


Also, the water is fed into the fish pond, but before it goes into the fish pond, the water is filtered with fish manure and the remaining fish manure is reused to feed other plants. If the water is not filtered, it will harm the fish.


Aquaponics is land and water-efficient farming technology that can be combined with a variety of vegetable crops. Almost all types of plants, both vegetables, and fruits, can be cultivated using aquaponics techniques.


Vegetables that can be cultivated using this technique are celery, mustard greens, kale, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, chilies, melons, watermelons, cantaloupe melons, and so on.


Fish species that can be kept include tilapia, carp, catfish, mujair, pomfret, and even ornamental fish and koi. A 1:2 ratio must be applied for maximum results. One cubic meter of a pond for two cubic meters of plants.


The benefits of this aquaponic farming system include:

  • Can be applied to narrow land and wide land
  • More effective in using electricity and water resources
  • Produce two types of produce (Vegetables and Fish) in one crop
  • Plants do not require a supply of chemical nutrients
  • It is believed that aquaponic vegetables have a better organic percentage than organic plants grown directly in the soil or even hydroponic vegetables.
  • Free from harmful substances such as mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
  • Fresh and rich taste.

However, it should also be understood that such an agricultural system also has its disadvantages. Some of the weaknesses of this system are the rather large initial investment as it involves fish ponds and paralons to distribute fertilizers, and also the daily maintenance, namely by checking whether the water channel is smooth or not.


Despite this, many farmers are already enjoying the sweetness of aquaponic farming today. A net profit of up to 1.5 million rupees can be made in at least one month.


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