Aquaponics is a food production method that combines conventional aquaculture, or fish farming, with hydroponics, or growing plants in water. The result is a system where fish and plants work together in an integrated system that requires little or no purchased inputs. This book describes the theoretical and practical details of small-scale aquaponics for the home gardener or farmer. This Guide on Aquaponic Farming is the most comprehensive aquaponic book ever written. You will learn about the history of aquaponics, how to set up a commercial aquaponic farm, and how to finally make money from aquaponics. In this book you will discover:
Step by step instructions anyone can do
All the critical pieces to grow plant twice as fast like never before. You won’t believe your eyes!
types of aquaponic systems that you have to focus on if you want your plants to grow twice as fast
Design and construction of your aquaponic system without spending a good deal of money
The plants: deciding what to grow and when to grow it
important ways to manage your plants
Understanding the nutrient cycle before you should get your system going
Identifying the best fish for aquaponics
common mistakes in aquaponics and how to avoid them
Maintenance and pest prevention
A summarized step-by-step guide to set up an aquaponic system
…And so much more!
The process is revolutionary because with it your plants grow twice as fast, and you can grow up to ten times more of them in the same area of space as your neighbors do. That means, if you're growing lettuce, and have 10 square feet of space... your method grows as much lettuce as someone would with 100 square feet of space!