Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together

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New Society Publishers, Oct 11, 2011 - Gardening - 336 pages
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Grow fish and get your greens at the same time with this definitive do-it-yourself guide
 

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User Review  - strogan - LibraryThing

Received from Member Giveaways. Interesting reading. I had heard of aquaponics before on a larger scale through the odd documentary and during a visit to EPCOT's(R) Land Pavilion growing center. Book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hillgirl - LibraryThing

We have been thinking about adding a pond to our backyard, but this book has really changed my mind. I am now going to add it to my garden. I loved this book. It teaches you everything you need to ... Read full review

Contents

What is aquaponics?
1
The global perspective
9
Home food production
27
The plan
33
Before you start
35
System location and environment
41
System design
57
The hardware
67
The integrated system
181
Cycling
183
System maintenance
197
In Conclusion
203
Appendices
207
Troubleshooting
209
Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb
215
The top 10 dumbest mistakes Ive made in aquaponics
223

Grow beds and fish tanks
69
Plumbing
91
Grow media
109
Water
117
Color Section
131
The software
131
Fish
133
Plants
153
Bacteria and worms
173
What to consider before plunging into commercial aquaponics
227
Aquaponics System Maintenance Checklist
233
Aquaponics System Data Tracking Sheet
235
Recommended resources
237
References
241
Index
245
About the Author
256
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About the author (2011)

Sylvia Bernstein: is the president and founder of The Aquaponic Source. She manages AquaponicsCommunity.com, the largest US-based online community site dedicated to aquaponic gardening. An experienced speaker and internationally recognized expert on aquaponic gardening, Sylvia writes and blogs on the subject for Backyard Aquaponics and Urban Garden magazines , the Aquaponic Gardening Blog, Growing Edge and more. Her inspiration is a large, thriving aquaponic setup in her backyard greenhouse in Boulder powered by tilapia, goldfish, koi, and other creatures-that-swim.

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