Definition Of Terms: Bioponics

Bioponics – a term coined to describe the famous S&S growing system.

Bio (from the Greek bios – life, mode of life) combined with hydroponics techniques, but replacing the mineral nutrient salts with natural input of nutrients from a biological source – fish effluent (waste).

Simple concept found on the internet
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“A simple and innovative system of food production combining aquaculture and hydroponic growing techniques without expensive equipment.”

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2B!reply
August 25, 2009 at 04:08 PM

Now that is the way I like it. Simple. With all the high tech nowadays, it is nice to know things can be done without expensive equipment. I can do this myself! Thank you for the information.

go.greenreply
August 27, 2009 at 01:08 PM

now what is the difference between aquaponics and bioponics? just wondering..

JMusserreply
August 27, 2009 at 05:08 PM
– In reply to: go.green

Both use fish water in a recirculating system and mean pretty much the same thing I tend to use the term Aquaponics in a border sense. Bioponics – a term coined by some. Bio (from the Greek bios – life, mode of life) combined with hydroponics techniques, but replacing the mineral nutrient salts with natural input of nutrients from a biological source – fish effluent. At AESL it is a simple and innovative system of food production combining aquaculture and hydroponic growing techniques without expensive equipment.

Essentially, aquaponics is organic gardening, but without the dirt. Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soilless plant culture). In aquaponics, the nutrient-rich water that results from raising fish provides a source of natural fertilizer for the growing plants. As the plants consume the nutrients, they help to purify the water that the fish live in. A natural microbial process keeps both the fish and plants healthy and helps sustain an environment in which they both can thrive.

greenthumbreply
May 04, 2012 at 06:05 AM

Awesome explanation! Simple and straight to the point!

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