I've been creating and engineering aquaponics systems for 7 or more years now. Have grown everything from tomatoes to squash to okra. This is such an incredible way to grow food. I hope that it starts to become more viable in agriculture. There are plenty of University types in the fields of agriculture and aquaculture that remain unconvinced that this is a viable form of growing food as fish and plants generally have opposing PH preferences. However, through my experience I've found that many, not all, plants are able to adapt and thrive.
Being that my love for hot peppers has become much more than a passion, I started growing gourmet super hots and WOW! I have plants that are literally six feet tall and 4 maybe 5 feet in girth. The the pepper production is out of this world. They basically just grow hot peppers consistently. So there are always hot peppers in various stages of growth. You never run out. At least 8 months a year here in Florida we have huge, juicy, delicious super hot peppers.
My current garden is 2500 square feet. And we can produce so many hot peppers that I've actually gone through the process to produce and FDA approved hot sauce. We recently launched the sauce. It is comprised of various trinidad, 7 pot and staple peppers. So basically it is safe to say that I live in hot pepper heaven.
The garden is https://easyponix.com/
The hot sauce is https://captaincaliente.com/
Look forward to more discussion about this topic. As both aqauponics and hot peppers are massive passions of mine.