Aquaponics Vertical Farming System


Project status: Active


Aquaponics is a method of farming that combines aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (soilless plant cultivation). The system works by creating a symbiotic relationship between fish and plants. The fish naturally produce nitrogen waste which provides nutrients that plants need to grow. While the plants use the nitrogen to grow and filter the clean water for the fish. This closed-loop system is environmentally friendly and has the potential to produce a large amount of food in a small space. Moreover, this system serves to be a low maintenance farming system that can be easily automated. 

Our project aims to synthesize aquaponic farms that are usually implemented on a large scale to a more manageable vertical farm. To a size that can fit into small living spaces and be easily used by anyone that wants to garden at home. 



Brian Young, Trinity, 2024


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