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Sandponics is the new face of iAVs…

For most of its lifetime, aquaponics has been defined as the integration of recirculating aquaculture and hydroponics.  

Regardless of how it started out, the ability to grow fish has always been the key attraction for most people.  This is evidenced by the professional origins of some of its key influencers – and the lopsided focus on the aquatic nitrogen cycle to explain its workings.  

Where its inventor always claimed that, since iAVs pre-dated aquaponics (and he considered the concept of what had become ‘flood and drain aquaponics’ as fundamentally flawed), iAVs was not aquaponics.  Unlike aquaponics, iAVs always saw the fish as the means to the end of plant production.  

Sandponics takes a different view.  Sandponics (which has its roots in iAVs) is the original aquaponics and, at the same time, it is the future of aquaponics.

…and Sandponics is the Future of Aquaponics.

Sandponics’ subtitle “The Future of Aquaponics” is a statement of Sandponics’ intention to reclaim its heritage.

It also emphasises the key difference between Sandponics and all of the other aquaponics variants…the use of sand.

In the coming days, you can expect a new aquaponics vision to unfold.

We’ll be off-the-air for a few days…then we’ll return with a very different format.  We’ll still be a work-in-progress but you’ll notice the difference…I promise!

In the meantime, we invite you to click on the photo gallery…where you’ll see a number of Sandponics installations…big and small.


Sandponics is aquaponics the way it was meant to be.

Sandponics is the most productive, resilient and sustainable of all of the aquaponics variants.

Sandponics - the aquaponics Phoenix rising!