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aquaponics anyone?

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Has anyone tried aquaponics (aquaculture + hydroponics)? ie., use aquarium water to raise edible plants? I read that leafy greens are possible with aquarium water, but there would not be enough nutrients for the likes to tomatos.

Just wondering if anyone has given this a try. I'm thinking about plumbing my koi and goldfish pond to grow some edibles.

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This is interesting. In my eyes, growing something edible would increase our hobby's usefulness, and decrease wasted resources.

I'd be careful. A lot of the products used in aquariums are not good for you and not intended for food.
Would there be a negative effect to using products that are safe for human consumption in our tanks, instead of the additives we use now?
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