Aquaponics is an organic sustainable food production system that combines aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. In the aquaponic system fish waste supplies an organic food source for the hydroponically grown plants. Nitrifying bacteria and composting red worms in the growing media help convert the ammonia in the fish waste to nitrates and solids which serve as vermicompost for the plants. The plants utilize the nutrients and the purified waste water is then returned back to the fish.
We offer a wide range of products to fill your aquaponic needs, included but not limited to:

  • Plumbing Kits
  • Pumps
  • Fittings and grommets
  • Media
  • Bell Siphons
  • Fish Food
  • Water conditioners
  • Tank Heaters
  • IBC totes
  • Water test and monitoring tools and equipment

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without traditional soil. Terrestrial plants may be grown with their roots in the mineral nutrient solution only or in an inert medium, such as stonewool, expanded clay pellets, gravel, or coconut husk. When the required mineral nutrients are introduced into the plant’s water supply soil is no longer required for the plants to thrive. Hydroponics is also a standard technique in biology research and teaching. It is believed that hydroponics allow a gardener to grow plants, fruits, and vegetables in a more efficient and productive manner requiring less labor, time, water, and square footage. You can grow in door year round with hydroponic methods, it is fun and rewarding for the whole family.

The science and art of gardening by incorporating the landscape design and environment to develop, improve, and make the most of the garden soil’s health, structure, texture, as well as maximize the production and overall health of developing plants without the use of synthetic fertilizers pesticides or fungicides.

Unbelievable selection of grow supplies! I do a lot of organic gardening and get all my supplies from Innovative!
David M.

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Ball Camp
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East Knoxville
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Hardin Valley

North Hills
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