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Complete Idiot¿s Guide to Aquaponics In this book, Meg Stout pr
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponics
In this book, Meg Stout provides an accessible step-by-step guide for those new to aquaponics. If you are just starting out or mildly interested in the subject, this book will help you understand the how-to basics of aquaculture and the science behind why these techniques work. For example, Stout explains everything you should take into account for each step of the way (lighting, tanks, location, indoor/outdoor, etc.). For a beginner’s guide, this book provides the reader with an abundance of options. This guide is also particularly helpful in helping you determine what you should plant and how to plant it, along with the pros and cons of different techniques, plants, tanks, and settings. Unlike other beginner guides, Stout stresses the importance of long-term maintenance, and she explains techniques of how to elicit seeds for the next harvest, safely control different types of pests, use fish waste as fertilizer, and extend growing the season. Stout does not assume that all growers are alike and thus provides a wide variety of options to meet any new grower’s needs. For instance, she addresses a variety of untypical situations, such as what growers should do when public electricity and water are unavailable.
Essentially, this book is fairly comprehensive as a start-up guide but would best be complemented by more thorough books such as William McLarney’s Freshwater Aquaculture.
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