The Aquaponic Gardener's Handbook : A Concise Guide to Designing Your Own Aquaponic System

The Aquaponic Gardener's Handbook : A Concise Guide to Designing Your Own Aquaponic System

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by Fred Quaye
     
 

A guide to understanding an aquaponics system and how it will suit your needs and useful tips to create a successful system.

The simplest aquaponic system requires only one tank that will act as both the grow bed and holding tank. Holding tanks contain the water and the fish, while the grow beds contain the soil-less media and the plants.

The solar…  See more details below

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A guide to understanding an aquaponics system and how it will suit your needs and useful tips to create a successful system.

The simplest aquaponic system requires only one tank that will act as both the grow bed and holding tank. Holding tanks contain the water and the fish, while the grow beds contain the soil-less media and the plants.

The solar pond is the best example of a simple yet efficient backyard aquaponic system. A large barrel or plastic vessel is filled with de-chlorinated water and fish. The top part of the barrel is covered with a specially designed grow bed. Seedlings and seeds are transplanted into the grow bed.

Slowly, the maturing root systems of the seedlings will reach the surface of the water. The fish, on the other hand, will continue to feed and excrete waste into the water. Beneficial bacteria will break down the feces and the excess fish feed in the water.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781471083655
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
642,204
File size:
313 KB

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The Aquaponic Gardener's Handbook : A Concise Guide to Designing Your Own Aquaponic System 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For starters this "Book" is only 21 pages long. So your paying 20 cents a page! Barnes and Noble really need to list how many pages a book has on their site. This book is filled with strange sentences like, "...and the bacteria break down the ammonia into nitrates and nitrates". I was looking for a 150 or so page eBook on an author's particular aquaponic set-up and why he chose certain materials. Clearly who ever wrote this book doesn’t have a aquaponic system. I wont say that I'd never buy another book from them because I might buy "How to Become Rich From Writing 20 Page Pamphlets On Subjects You Know Nothing About" from him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This e-book is terribly written, with gramatic errors in nearly every sentence. The info is extremely basic and you have to weed through areas where the author does not have a complete grasp of the concept being presented to find the extremely few good nuggets.