This 400+ page user-friendly book (with over 350 photos and illustrations) shows you how to easily produce an abundance of Fresh O...
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This 400+ page user-friendly book (with over 350 photos and illustrations) shows you how to easily produce an abundance of Fresh Organic Produce and Fish through a Media-Bed (Flood-and-Drain) Aquaponic System.
This VALUABLE resource has everything from beginner basics to showing you how scale-up as you desire to grow your system. Easy to follow step-by-step Instructions and SO much more.
Expensive university courses and lengthy on-site training workshops which cost thousands of dollars do not provide as much valuable, comprehensive material as presented in this comprehensive user-friendly 'how-to' book.
Feed Your Family Healthy Organic Food, Barter and/or Sell Surplus, Substantially Lower Your Food Cost.
Included are Media-Bed Design Plans, Instructions & Everything You Need to Know about Aquaponics. Also included are chapters on survival, living off the grid, canning, so much more.
This book will teach you how to set-up and operate a productive and successful media-bed aquaponic system of any size; and show you how to scale-up in size to produce even more organic vegetables and fish as you desire expand your operation.
This book empowers you with the knowledge needed to consistently feed your family environmentally friendly sustainable healthy organic food and greatly lower your food bill. Aquaponics is fun, financially rewarding, enjoyable, healthy, and an interesting conversation topic at social functions.
The author, David H. Dudley, P.E., is a professional aquaponics consultant who has helped many individuals and companies develop aquaponics systems. His accomplished career in aquaponics, hydroponics, and aquaculture includes serving as the Construction Manager of the Oklahoma Aquarium, Engineering Manager of the nation's largest caviar producing company, overseeing life support systems of four large aquaculture facilities, designing a $5M aquaculture operation for white sturgeon, and Project Manager of a large fishing clinic facility for the U.S. Department of Wildlife. David holds advanced degrees in civil engineering and nutrition/dietetics, owns a commercial nursery, and has several decades of experience in vegetable gardening. David understands every facet of aquaponics and clearly communicates aquaponics in a way that truly helps others.
Table of Contents Dedication Acknowledgments Note to Reader Introduction Part I Aquaponic Fundamentals Chapter 1 Aquaponics Defined Chapter 2 Benefits of Aquaponics Chapter 3 History of Aquaponics Chapter 4 Aquaponics Globally and the Big Picture Chapter 5 Toxic Food vs. Healthy Organic Aquaponic Food Chapter 6 The Different Types of Aquaponic Systems Chapter 7 Aquaponics for You Chapter 8 Location, Location, Location Chapter 9 Nitrogen Cycle Part II Plants and Fish Chapter 10 Plants/Crops - Keys to Success Chapter 11 Fish - Everything You Need to Know. Chapter 12 Fish Feed Part III Components of Aquaponics Used in Aquaponics Chapter 13 Equipment & Component Overview Chapter 14 Plumbing Chapter 15 Fish Tanks Chapter 16 Liner Material Chapter 17 Making a Water Tight Container Chapter 18 Growing Media for Plants Chapter 19 Pumps & Choosing the Right Pump Chapter 20 Filtration (Mechanical, Biofiltration, Natural) Chapter 21 Greenhouses Chapter 22 Alternative Energy Options & Operating Off-The-Grid Part IV Flood-and-Drain System Design and Layout Chapter 23 Flood-and-Drain System Instructions & Procedures Chapter 24 Flood-and-Drain System Drain Options, Plans, and Instructions Chapter 25 How to Make a Auto Siphon (Bell Siphon) Chapter 26 Design Plans and Construction Details DIY Flood-and-Drain System Chapter 27 Design Plans and Construction Details Using IBC Containers Flood-and-Drain System Part V Operation and Maintenance Chapter 28 Starting and Managing Your Aquaponics System Chapter 29 Water Quality Chapter 30 Fish Breeding, Fish Reproduction, and Raising Your Own Crop of Fish Chapter 31 Greenhouse Energy Management Chapter 32 Canning and Saving Produce from Your Harvest. Chapter 33 Bartering Your Aquaponic Products Part VI Appendix Appendix 1 Aquaponic Resources Appendix 2 References Appendix 3 Vendors Appendix 4 Aquaponic Design Plans Appendix 5 Best Places for You to Live in America Appendix 6 Earning Money from Aquaponics Appendix 7 Conversion Units