Comparative analysis of Aquaponics and Hydroponic systems


  • Vilma Petkova
  • Kristina Krusteva



Hydroponic; Aquaponic; nutrients circulates; ecology


This article presents an analysis of the Aquaponics and Hydroponic systems. The principles of action have been known since the Middle Ages, but in present times they have developed due to an increase in the planet’s population, food and water scarcity, arable land, and environmental pollution. The Hydroponic system is groundless cultivation of food crops, mainly vegetables in a controlled environment. In Aquaponic system the nutrients circulates while combining the life cycle of suitable plants and aquatic fishes. This ensures the functioning of a system that resembles the circles of biogenic chemical elements in nature. Both systems are highly efficient and ecological cleaning, making them particularly suitable for use in urban environments.




How to Cite

Petkova, V., & Krusteva, K. (2021). Comparative analysis of Aquaponics and Hydroponic systems. Annual of Natural Sciences Department, 5, 31–43.