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Aquaponics For Beginners: An Illustrated Practical Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fish together, All-Year-Round.

Aquaponics For Beginners: An Illustrated Practical Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fish together, All-Year-Round.

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Aquaponics For Beginners: An Illustrated Practical Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables and Fish together, All-Year-Round.

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72 pagine
46 minuti
Pubblicato:
May 30, 2020
ISBN:
9788835837831
Formato:
Libro

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Have you ever thought of starting your own farm business? Would you like to harvest fresh vegetables and fish from your backyard? If you’re inspired to grow your food with Aquaponics, then the next thought is, “How do I build a simple aquaponics system. This ultimate beginner’s guide will serve as an overview, giving you the information necessary to get started.
Aquaponics is a0sustainable method of food production combining aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) and0hydroponics (cultivating plants in water).

This book is written in simple and clear terms, with a step-by-step approach that will help you to build your own Aquaponics garden and grow a wide variety of plants and fishes.
                              
Here is a preview of what you will learn:
  • How Aquaponics Works
  • Things to Consider When Starting a Commercial Aquaponics Farm
  • Common Mistakes in Aquaponics & How to Fix Them
  • Things to Consider in choosing the best Plants for your Aquaponics System
  • Best Plants to Grow in a New Aquaponics System
  • Best Plants to Grow in an Established Aquaponics System
  • Tips for Planting in Aquaponics
  • What to Consider When Choosing Your Fish
  • The Best Fish to Use in Your Aquaponics System
  • Causes of Fish Diseases and how to prevent them
  • How to Maintain Aquaponics System
… And so much more!

 Buy Now and discover how to succeed with Aquaponics gardens today!
Pubblicato:
May 30, 2020
ISBN:
9788835837831
Formato:
Libro

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Aquaponics For Beginners - Mildred M. Elliott

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Introduction to Aquaponics

Have you ever thought of starting your own farm business? Grow, harvest, make profit, and eat the organic food you produce? If you’re inspired to grow your food with Aquaponics, then the next thought is, "How do I build a simple aquaponics system. This ultimate beginner’s guide will serve as an overview, giving you the information necessary to get started. 

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a sustainable method of food production combining aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) and hydroponics (cultivating plants in water). In this circulating system, fish waste acts as a natural fertilizer for plants, plants then take up those nutrients and return clean water to the fish. Aquaponics is especially valuable in areas where land and water aren’t plentiful. Aquaponics is beneficial for everyone who wants to grow food, and it can be done just anywhere that has access to clean water and energy.

How Aquaponics Works

In aquaponics, the plants are grown in the grow bed, and fish are placed in the fish tank. The water from the fish tank that contains fish waste is fed to the grow bed, where billions of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria break the ammonia down into nitrites and then nitrates. The plants absorb these nitrates and other nutrients to help them grow, and in return, the plants clean the water. Other solid wastes are also filtered out of the water either by the grow beds or some other mechanical processes. The fresh, clean, and oxygenated water is then recirculated to the fish tank, where the cycle will begin again.

Why Use Aquaponics?

Aquaponics systems operate with little environmental impact to produce high- quality, hormone-free fish and organic vegetables, without the use of artificial fertilizers, harmful pesticides, and dangerous herbicides.

Aquaponics emphasizes water conversation. Generally, aquaponics uses 90% less water than conventional vegetable gardens and 97% less water compared to standard aquaculture methods. Additionally, the recirculating system keeps waste out of the watersheds.

Aquaponics is versatile and adoptable method of sustaining farming. System can be built on just about any scale and designed to fit in almost any space- talk about efficient land use.

Things to Consider When Starting a Commercial Aquaponics Farm

1. Size

Like a small backyard system, size is everything in aquaponics. The size is what determines the amount of vegetables and fish you will grow and more importantly the budget you will need to build the system. Sizing the system can be tricky when you do not know the cost of building a certain size. The first step to sizing is always considering how much area and budget is available for the project. The budget will determine the size or the size will determine the budget. Depending on what your case is make a decision on how big you would like the system to be. In many cases as your project advances the sizing may change depending on what you learn. So be flexible in your decision making and be ready to adapt.

2. Cost

Cost of building a commercial aquaponics system is most likely the biggest reason why most aquaponics practitioners are deterred from going from small backyard size to a commercial scale. The cost of building a relatively small commercial greenhouse can quickly add up especially if you decide to go with all the bells and whistles in the trade. A solid business and financial plan that also accounts for cost of building are a great way to understand the budget that will be required to get your project to completion. It’s a good idea to break the cost in components and have a unit price for each individual item.  A great way to save cost is to find reused or refurbished materials from an existing farm. Call around your city and ask for equipment and material that might be liquated. Most of the times perfectly good materials

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