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The word "Aquaponics" is a unique combination (portmanteau) of the words, "Aquaculture" and "Hydroponics". Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines traditional Aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with Hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In the typical Aquaculture system, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a Hydroponic system where the by-products from the Aquaculture are filtered out by the plants as vital nutrients, after which the cleansed water is recirculated back to the aquatic animals.

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