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Aquaponics for Beginners: How to Build your own Aquaponic Garden that will Grow Organic Vegetables

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Author: Brooke, Nick

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 295

Release Date: 28-11-2018

Details: Product Description Do you want to grow fresh vegetables and harvest fish from your backyard quickly? Then keep reading... “Plants grow extremely rapidly because they have all the nutrients and water they need. It’s much better than field production because, in the soil, you have insects and not enough water or nutrients,” Dr. James Rakocy, “Father of Aquaponics,” and former professor at the University of the Virgin Islands Would you like to harvest fresh vegetables and fish from your backyard? Are you looking for a new challenge where the goal is to provide healthy food for your family? In Aquaponics for Beginners you will discover: Why aquaponics is an excellent way of growing vegetables The nutrient cycle that makes aquaponics possible 7 systems you can use to grow fresh produce How to use biological surface area to calculate your system The one thing an aquaponics system can’t function without The amount of feed for optimal plant and fish growth How to increase available nutrients in your system The ratio’s that make commercial farms profitable 9 steps to start your own aquaponics system Best fish for aquaponics and troubleshooting fish diseases Best plants to grow and which ones to avoid 15 mistakes you need to avoid if you are new to aquaponics 18 advanced techniques you can apply yourself to level up your system 9 design plans to inspire you for making your system My personal cheat sheet I use for designing an aquaponics system A few years ago, I didn't know anything about aquaponics. I consumed all the information that was available at that time. Today I want to share that knowledge with you. With the information provided in this book, you will be able to create your system according to your budget, time and available space. If you want to start growing fresh vegetables and fish, click the buy now button and start discovering this fulfilling hobby. Review "A very comprehensive book about aquaponics." - Goodreads   "P.s. your book is the best thing I've read" - Email subscriber   "Very good book for the price. It covers all the basic and more about aquaponics." - Amazon Costumer   "I bought this book as a gift for a friend who can't stop talking about aquaponics. Once upon receiving it, he liked it a lot. Happy me 😉" - Ayon A From the Author Flood and Drain Flood and drainaquaponics, also known as ebb and flow, is the most used in DIY aquaponicssystems. The media is used as a biological surface area for the bacteria togrow on. The plants are placed in the media bed. The beds are often flooded with water from the fish tank andthen drained with an automatic siphon. Deepwater Culture Deepwater culture, alsoknown as DWC or floating rafts, is a popular choice in commercial aquaponicssystems. In most systems, there is a need for additional bio media, which iscreated with an additional biofilter. The plants, mostly lettuce, are placed on floating s tyrofoam boards. Oxygenation of the roots is vitalin this system. Nutrient Film Technique NFT or nutrient filmtechnique is another system but is not as widely used in aquaponics. It's moreprevalent in hydroponics. If you want to use NFT with aquaponics, you need to have perfect solidsfiltration. I would only advise experienced growers to take on this challenge. Vertical Aquaponics Vertical aquaponics orvertical towers is an excellent option if you are limited by space. Water enters the top of the pipes and flows down supplying all the roots withnutrients. Clogging of the channels is not of significant concern because gravitytakes the water down, although a good solids filtration system is recommended. Dutch Buckets Another popular setupwith people who like to grow fruiting plants like tomatoes or peppers. A dutchbucket is a mini grow bed for one plant. It's contained and can be moved ifneeded. Wicking beds A wicking bed is used inaquaponics as a way to grow root crops like potatoes, radishes, or carrots. Thewater from the aquaponics system is

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