The 3 Main Types Of Aquaponic Systems
Nutrient film technique (NFT), deep water culture (or raft) and media filled bed. The media filled bed can be considered the most common and simplest aquaponics design. Therefore, many people choose to use the media-filled bed for their home-built systems.
On the other hand, deep water culture is more commonly used in commercial aquaponics due to the ease of scaling up. NFT is used in both commercial and home systems as a lesser amount of water are required.
Each of these systems have their pros and cons. Therefore, it is common to mix them together into making one complete system taking advantage depending on the available space and budget.