North American Aquaponics

Sunset Farms, Gallatin, Tn.



Aquaponics /ˈkwəˈpɒnɨks/, is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponics system where the by-products are broken down by nitrogen-fixing bacteria into nitrates and nitrites, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients. The water is then re-circulated back to the aquaculture system.

North American Aquaponics is an aquaponic farm and education center located in Gallatin TN. We offer classes, lesson, small ready to grow kits, supplies, and food. We can show you how to get started, build up your greenhouse for you or sell you our produce and fish.