Aquaponics is a system that combines Aquaculture and Hydroponics. It is a way of simultaneously breeding fish and growing plants in a controlled closed water system. The intention is to let the water from the fish farming (Aquaculture) pass through a plant system (Hydroponics) in order to filter out the toxic substances (the fish waste) and neutralize the water. After the Hydroponics phase, the water is pure and clear enough to be sent back to the aquaculture again. Only a slight adjustment of the water balance is required.
Both plants and fish are necessary to maintain the balance of water in the Aquaponics system. Some advantages of the Aquaponics system: it is greener for the environment, fully organic, much less water consumption than any other breeding and growing systems because of the continuous water regeneration in closed loop. In the same water system both fishes are bred and vegetables harvested.
Fishify is a user-friendly mobile application which provides a very clear overview and allows for full management of your aquaponics farm. It provides the user with a step by step guide on how to set up an aquaponics system, manage your entire aquaponics farm, do regulate follow-ups and schedule maintenance. It clearly indicates what is being done wrong and helps to bring the whole system back into balance in the process. The app also contains general information and useful tips about aquaponics.