Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Aquaponics


Dr R.Senthil Kumar; N. Ananthi; K. Kumaran; Kiruba Raja; Khansa Khanam U; Nithin Raj

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 2712-2717

Aquaponics is the eco-friendly system which is used for the production of food by utilizing certain concepts such as aquaculture and hydroponic. These methods ultimately help us to cultivate fish and crops without the vicinity of soil . The growth performance of a fish along with certain leafy vegeta-bles will be tested and the result will be estimated during the recirculation of the system with respect to the temperature and the effective use of the fish excretion. Arduino usually acts as the brain of the system and that being used in aquaponic helps us to receive the information from the sensors and reciprocate as instructions with respect to feedback. Later, actions will be initiated based on the systems actuator. Aq-uaponics is an inexpensive symbiotic cycle between the living organism and the crop. In this system Fish excretion (ammonia) is incorporated into the plant bed which in turn acts as the biofilter and grasps the nitrate that is crucial for vegetation. Then the fresh water is returned to restart the cycle. The Fish is fed with pellets that contains 30% of the crude proteins that enhances almost all the nutrients that are re-quired for efficient plant growth.