Aquaponics Systems

In the lobby of Carr Hall you will find a model aquaponic system.  An aquaponic system consists of fish, plants, water and nutrients that circulate between the two. The fish waste fertilizes the plants and the plants filter the water for the fish to reuse.

The David Shipe Aquaponic System is situated in the lobby of Carr Hall and is currently home to goldfish; however, in the past it has been stocked with koi and tilapia. The nutrient rich water from the fish pond is pumped to a garden of spider plants that in turn filter the air. The freshly filtered water is then pumped back to the fish pond.

The system was established in 2012 and is managed by student researchers and staff working in the building.