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Aquaponic design plans : everything you need to know from backyard to profitable business
Dudley, David H., author.
Personal Author:
2nd edition.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Howard Publishing, [2017]

Physical Description:
v, 546 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
"This 546-page book provides detailed directions to create and maintain different types of aquaponic systems for all sizes so you can consistently feed your family environmentally friendly sustainable healthy organic food and earn extra income. This valuable how-to resource consists of three important sections: design plans, instructions & everything you need to know about aquaponics; how to set up & operate different types of aquaponic systems of any size; how to turn aquaponics into a profitable venture" -- From back cover.
Part 1. Aquaponic fundamentals. Aquaponics defined -- Benefits of aquaponics -- History of aquaponics -- Aquaponics globally and the big picture -- Toxic food vs. healthy organic aquaponic food -- The different types of aquaponic systems -- Aquaponics for you -- Location, location, location -- Nitrogen cycle -- Part 2. Plants and fish. Plants/crops, keys to success -- Fish, everything you need to know -- Fish feed -- Part 3. Components of aquaponics used in aquaponics. Equipment & component overview -- Plumbing -- Fish tanks -- Liner material -- Making a water tight container -- Growing media for plants -- Pumps and choosing the right pump. Filtration (mechanical, biofiltration, natural) -- Greenhouses -- Alternative energy options & operating off-the-grid -- Part 4. N.F.T. & D.W.C. design and layout. Nutrient film technique -- Deep water culture/raft system -- Part 5. Flood-and-drain system design and layout. Flood-and-drain system instructions & procedures -- Flood-and-drain system drain options, plans, and instructions -- How to make a auto siphon (bell siphon) -- Design plans and construction details DIY flood-and-drain system -- Design plans and construction details using IBC containers flood-and-drain system -- Part 6. Operation and maintenance. Starting and managing your aquaponics system -- Water quality -- Fish breeding, fish reproduction, and raising your own crop of fish -- Greenhouse energy management -- Canning and saving produce from your harvest -- Part 7. Making money and earning a profit from aquaponics. Cost-benefit analysis ( aquaponic economics) -- Creating a profitable aquaponics business -- Selling your aquaponic products -- Bartering your aquaponic products -- Marketing and selling fish -- Aquaponics business plan (a real-world 'go-by' example) -- Appendix -- Aquaponic resources -- References -- Vendors -- Best places for you to live in America -- Best places to live for autism cognitive and physical disabilities -- Aquaponics : how to do everything -- Aquaponics : plans and instructions -- Earning money from aquaponics -- Recommended resources -- Conversion units.

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