The Aquaponics ebook will give you a great understanding of how to start your own aquaponics production. Aquaponics is a method of combining hydroponics and aquaculture - allowing you to grow fish and crop plants such as vegetables or herbs, all in the same system. This 65 page ebook provides you with enough information to start your own production and even manage issues as they arise. This is a sustainable way to become more self-sufficient and grow your own food.
Aquaponics involves growing fish, crustaceans or something else in water; and then taking that water and using it to grow plants. It is an intensive way of producing food, that can be used on a small scale at home, or on a large scale for commercial farming.
The level of sophistication involved in aquaponics can vary from low to high. The biggest challenge is to ensure that when the same water is used to grow two different things, the characteristics of the water needs to be compatible for both.
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