Grow the purest produce, quickly and sustainably
We empower you with turnkey aquaponics systems and support so you can grow faster and harvest more often.
Have Questions? Find Answers Below
What is Aquaponics?Aquaponics is a form of agriculture that combines raising fish in tanks (recirculating aquaculture) with soilless plant culture (hydroponics).
How does it work?In aquaponics, the nutrient-rich water from raising fish provides a natural fertilizer for the plants and the plants help to purify the water for the fish.
Why is aquaponics sustainable?Aquaponics is a completely natural process that mimics all lakes, ponds, rivers and waterways on Earth. The only input into an aquaponics system is fish food. You cannot use herbicides, pesticides or other harsh chemicals in an aquaponics system, making the fish and plants healthy and safe to eat.
What can I grow?The fish and plants that you select for your aquaponic system should have similar needs as far as temperature and pH. As a general rule, warm, fresh water fish and leafy crops, such as lettuce, greens and herbs will do the best.
Most commercial growers raise leafy crops, but you can grow all kinds of plants in aquaponics including lettuce, swiss chard, kale, collards, herbs, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, radishes, carrots, green onions, leeks, beans, peas, kohlrabi, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, sunflowers, edible flowers and aloe.
What are additional benefits of aquaponics?Aquaponics is a great example of year ’round, indoor farming. It can be done anywhere, providing fresh local food that is free of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers.
But did you know that aquaponics uses 90 percent less water than conventional agriculture and grows 8 times more food per acre? All without any reliance on manufactured fertilizers.
Interested in Learning More About Rafterra?
We'll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.