An aquaponics teaching system was designed, built and operated by students at the University of Arizona, integrating its operation and management into the educational curriculum. This engineering design will require minimum maintenance and will last years.
Culture cages should be installed in areas with good water circulation and not placed in embayments with narrow openings or very shallow water.
There are several methods for evaluating water circulation and mixing in aquaculture ponds. Measurements of concentrated salt dispersal can be complex.