Hydrokorrels - LECA (Lightweight expanded clay Aggregate)

Introduction to Aquaponics and Expanded Clay (50litre Bag)
Recently, there is a trend in using expanded clay for aquaponics. In Aquaponics, the waters in the fish tank are clean by recyling the water from the fish tank to the hydroponic farm and back to the fish tank. Plants are grown using expanded clay as a media and water filtered by the plants are use for the fish tank. And water from the fish tanks which contains the excretion of the fish which also provide nutrients for the plants are pump up to hydroponic farm.

Expanded Clay

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a new way of approaching gardening. Unlike traditional gardening where you need soil and fertilizers to grow vegetables, with aquaponics you need water and fish in order to have healthy food on your table each and every day. Basically, aquaponics relies on a symbiotic relationship between fish and plants: the fish produces bio-nutrients for the plants, while the plants clean the water, creating a perfect environment for the fish to grow and develop.  It is a blend of hydroponics and aquaculture that has plenty of advantages.

The advantage of aquaponics.

• First of all, you will have fresh organic food on your table each and every day. You simply get your tomato, cucumber or your basil from your aquaponic “field” and use it for your meals. It really is as easy as it sounds.

• Second, you not only grow vegetables, but you also have plenty of fish. Whether you want them for cooking tasty meals or simply to enjoy, they are a great addition in your home! (Have you seen how much they charge for tilapia these days?) They also eliminate your need to use chemical fertilizers, thus obtaining real organic food.