Aquaponics is a term that combines the words aquaculture (fish farming in a closed environment) and hydroponics to describe a partnership between plants and fish (the growing of plants usually in a soil-less environment). Aquaponics combines the two in a symbiotic relationship in which plants are fed the discharge or waste of aquatic animals. The beauty of aquaponics is that it closely resembles a natural environment. Aquaponics is the study of the interaction of water, aquatic life, bacteria, nutrient dynamics, and plants in streams all over the world. Aquaponics, inspired by nature, leverages the power of bio-integrating these different components: exchanging the waste by-product from the fish as a meal for the bacteria, to be turned into a perfect fertilizer for the plants, and to return the water to the fish in a clean and safe state. In every aquatic ecosystem, Mother Nature does the same thing.