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Aquaponics- PDF eBook
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The Aquaponics ebook will give you a great understanding of how to start your own aquaponics production. This 65 page ebook provides you with enough information to start your own home production and even manage issues as they arise. This is a great way to become more self-sufficient and produce a sustainable food source for your own household.
Aquaponic farming allows individual families to grow a much wider range of produce, in a much smaller space. They can provide the protein needed for their diet (from fish), as well as the vegetables and fruit they need. Aquaponic systems can be as small as a few cubic meters; or as large as many acres. They are an ideal way of improving productivity on a hobby farm; can be used by restaurants to produce the freshest produce on site, or established inside buildings, in big cities, for urban farming.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 SCOPE AND NATURE OF AQUAPONICS
What grows well in aquaponics?
Advantages of aquaponics
Aquaponics is about balance
CHAPTER 2 THE AQUAPONICS SYSTEM
What media is best for your grow beds?
What else do you need to consider?
CHAPTER 3 GROWING FISH IN AQUAPONICS
Key facts for growing fish in aquaponics
How many fish?
Common problems and their symptoms
CHAPTER 4 FISH SUITED TO AQUAPONICS
Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus)
Golden Perch (Macquaria ambigua)
Jade Perch (Scortum barcoo)
Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii)
Barramundi (Lates calcrifera)
Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Eel Tailed Catfish (Tandanus tandanus)
Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
Silver Cobbler (Neoarius midgleyi)
Lake Argyle Catfish (syn. Arius midgleyi)
Marron (Cherax tenuimanus)
Red Claw (Cherax quadricarinatus)
Yabbies (Charax destructor)
CHAPTER 5 GROWING PLANTS IN AQUAPONICS
Some herbs to grow hydroponically
Basil (Sweet) (Ocimum basilicum)
Mint (Mentha spp.)
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Cabbage (Brassica oleraceae capitata Group)
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
Pak-choi and Bok-choy (Brassica rapa - pekinensis Group)
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Iris Species (Iris spp.)
Nutrients and deficiencies
Mobile and immobile nutrients
Control of water quality
Measuring pH and EC
EC Meters and EC Controllers
Plant pest and disease problems in aquaponics
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Aquaponics- PDF eBook