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Just What Is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is an age-old practice that has been in use since the time of the Egyptians. In ancient Egypt, aquaponics was used to provide both fresh fish and produce for the people of the land. While it is hard to believe that aquaponics was a form of farming was utilized by the ancient people, the evidence is there in the hieroglyphs of the day. The glyphs show people holding both fish and baskets of produce while on their way to the local markets. Aquaponics had been a lost art until only recently, where aquaponics has again seen a resurgence, primarily due to our growing populous and the need for water conservation. Australia leads the world in Aquaponics use and as such has changed the practice of aquaponics dramatically from the time of the Egyptians until today.