Aerobic mineralization is very similar to Aerated Compost Tea (ACT) or Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT) and is one of the easiest ways to grow more plants using less fish in aquaponic or aquaculture systems.
You may already have heard of ACT or ACCT being used in the soil systems thanks to the hard work of Dr. Elaine Ingham an American microbiologist and soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc; an organization which has dedicated itself to restoring soil health.
Mineralization is a term used to describe the breakdown of organic solid waste into biologically available nutrients. Mineralization is a form of nutrient cycling in aquaponics. However, instead of using compost to boost the microbial life and bio-available nutrients, aquaponic growers use the organic matter removed from the system.
The organic matter in their systems generally consists of fish waste, plant matter, old bacteria, fish feed, and other detritus that ends up in the water of the system.