Aquaponics

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

Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs, and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger scale, it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity, climate change, groundwater pollution, and the impacts of overfishing on our oceans.

Aquaponic Gardening is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual, focused on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh, and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits, and potential of aquaponics, the book goes on to explain:

  • System location considerations and hardware components
  • The living elements–fish, plants, bacteria, and worms
  • Putting it all together–starting and maintaining a healthy system

 

Aquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use ninety percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting–in fact, there really is no downside! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible, and well-illustrated guide.

Sylvia Bernstein is the president and founder of The Aquaponic Source and the Vice Chairman of the Aquaponics Association. She also 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 the Aquaponic Gardening Blog, Growing Edge and more. Her inspiration is a large, thriving aquaponic setup in her backyard greenhouse in Boulder, CO powered by tilapia, catfish, and other creatures-that-swim. 

AquaSprouts Garden

  • The AquaSprouts Garden is a self-sustaining aquarium & aquaponics kit for the home, office or school
  • Fish fertilize the plants. Plants clean the water for the fish. Fits any standard 10-gallon aquarium
  • Grow a variety of veggies, herbs, greens and decorative plants all year long
  • Perfect tool to explore how our natural environment works. Specialized teacher curricula available
  • This updated model includes adjustable drain extenders to quiet water flow

 

It’s not magic – it’s nature! Aquaponics employs the same principles as the natural world. Imagine having a living ecosystem to grow, learn and discover with-all in your own home. The AquaSprouts Garden includes everything you need to turn any standard 10-gallon aquarium ( approximately 20″ x 10″ x 12″) into a self-sustaining ecosystem using the beauty of aquaponics. 

ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Indoor Garden System with LED Light Upgrade

  • Grow fresh organic produce all year long on your 20 gallon fish tank with no water changes
  • Fish fertilize the plants. Plants clean the water for the fish in this closed loop, sustainable system
  • Advanced, programmable LED lights help your plants grow faster using less energy. 4 grow settings, remote control, and built in timer give you the most efficient, easy to use system available
  • Instructional videos, email and phone support included
  • Excellent learning tool for all ages with curriculum offered for teachers

 

The ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit is a closed loop system allowing you to grow organic produce or decorative plants in your home, classroom, or office.Easily turn your aquarium into a productive garden. You feed the fish, the fish feed the plants, and the plants clean the water. Perfect harmony. No water changes, up to 90% less water use and plants can grow up to 25% faster than in soil.

The ECO-cycle has the most grow space and is the only aquaponics kit with programmable energy efficient LED lights and a built in timer An excellent learning tool for Science, Biology, Chemistry etc.

Teachers love using the system and curriculum .Everything you need to get growing is included. Your instruction manual has clear instructions on how to set up and use your kit.Our commitment to every customer: We want you growing! If you experience any issues with your kit, please call our office for a custom troubleshooting session.

At ECOLIFE Conservation we are passionate about spreading awareness about aquaponics. We will do everything we can to make sure your system is successful and you have a 5-star experience. 

Fin to Flower Aquaponic Aquarium Midsize System B

  • Acrylic Tank with Waterfall Hand Made in the USA
  • 5 Gallon Water Capacity for Fish Tank and Plant Grow Beds
  • Four 3-inch Plant Grow Pots
  • 15-inch Wide x 13-inch Front-to-Back x 12-inch Tall
  • Lifetime Warranty On All Systems – Materials, Workmanship & No-Leaks Guaranteed!

 

The centuries-old practice of fish and crop aquaculture has been reimagined into a compact, functional, elegant form.

It’s a complete ecosystem, with fish and plants living together in harmony.  Fish waste feeds the plants, plant roots help filter the water, the gentle waterfall adds oxygen for the fish.

Both plants and fish thrive in a completely self-contained micro-environment.  The symbiotic fish-plant relationship helps make maintenance quick and easy. 

Hydroponic Site Grow Kit 90 Site Ebb and Flow Deep Water Culture Garden System with Nest Basket, Water Pump and Sponge(Item#141095)

  • The system produces high-quality vegetables, herbs, melons, and berries–45-day yields!–that are more nutritious and better-tasting than soil-gardened produce because oxygenated water and nutrients are delivered directly to the roots. And all the water pipes are food grade materials, no pollution.
  • Extremely simple to assemble and use, this hydroponic indoor or outdoor grow system is designed for fast, maximum-convenience vegetable gardening. Perfect for beginners! No experience needed.
  • This hybrid model can be Ebb and Flow type when using a time controller or a Recirculating Deep Water Culture type without using time controller.
  • You may need to prepare one reservoirtank. Non-transparent tank and with cover is better. The capicity is best 15-20L And you need to bring your own power strip.
  • The place must be under enough sunshine, at least up to 4 hours every day. If there is no enough sunshine, it will result in the vegetables malnutrition.

 

Attention:
You may need to prepare one reservoirtank. Non-transparent tank and with cover is better. The capicity is best 15-20L And you need to bring your own power strip.
Because of the big volume after the insallation, for the convenient transport,we didn’t install it. You need to install by yourself. This will expend a little effort.
The teflon tape is the spare item, in order to prevent leakage of pipeline interface.
The place must be under enough sunshine, at least up to 4 hours every day. If there is no enough sunshine, it will result in the vegetables malnutrition. Features:
1.Standards:Three rows of three layers with 90 plant site
2.Package measures approximately 35″ x 13″ x 9″
3.Perfect connection of holder and pipe
4.Advanced inner blocking design
5.Inner stopper all uses food grade material for the water balance on every lay
6.S style flow
Item Included:(141095)
1*Holder and main pipe
90*Planting site
Gift:
1*110V deep well pump
120*Planting sponge
1* 4ft hose  

Genesis G-12 Aquaponics System | Complete Kit Includes 12 Sq. Ft. Grow Bed, 140 Gallon Fish Tank, Pre Cut Plumbing, Pumps, Clay Pebbles

  • Up To 120 Pounds of Vegetables Per Year Growing Potential
  • Up To 25 – 30 lbs Per Year Of Fish Yield Per Year
  • Easy Assembly
  • 40″X48″ and 42″ Tall
  • Detailed Owners Manual

 

Complete aquaponic system (includes everything needed to get started growing food with aquaponics except water & fish). Our Genesis 12 standard system is a stand alone 12 square foot grow bed sitting atop a 140 gallon fish tank.

Our aquaponics systems utilize a combination of Aquaculture (raising fish) with Hydroponics (growing plants without soil). Includes: Water & Air Pumps, Pre-cut plumbing connections, Insulated fish tank, API freshwater test kit, clay pebbles, EDDHA Iron, Swirl or Radial Filter, Non-GMO Seeds, Bacteria Inoculant, Oyster Shells, Plant Supplement, Detailed Owners Manual, Easy Clean Valve System.

Basics of How It Works By Creating a Nitrogen Cycle: Water is shared between a fish tank and grow bed(s). In the fish tank, fish produce waste that is high in ammonia content. Pumps carry this waste to the growing bed(s), where bacteria process it into an extremely rich fertilizer that’s high in nitrogen. The vegetables extract the nitrogen from the water, making the water safe for reintroduction to the fish tank.

This cycle repeats over and over, with the fish providing the basic nutrition for bacteria, the bacteria providing nutrition for plants and plants acting as a bio-filter for the fish. Food generally grows significantly faster than more traditional soil based gardening, uses significantly less water, and requires much less work. This system can grow up to 120 pounds of vegetable per year and up to 25 – 30 pounds of fish yield per year. With an aquaponics system, your ability to grow edible plants is limited only by your own desire to do so.

The system does most of the labor that would be required of you in an ordinary in-ground growing operation. When done correctly, you should be able to maintain a constantly rotating supply of organic, pesticide-free vegetables that can carry on indefinitely in a properly maintained system. Available in 3 Colors: Desert Tan, Plum, Gray. 

Aquaponics System Complete Kit | Genesis G-24 Model | Includes 24 Sq. Ft. Grow Bed, 140 Gallon Fish Tank, Pre Cut Plumbing, Pumps, Clay Pebbles

  • Up To 240 Pounds of Vegetables Per Year Growing Potential
  • Up To 25 – 30 lbs Per Year Of Fish Yield Per Year
  • Easy Assembly
  • 48″X96″ and 42″ Tall
  • Detailed Owners Manual

 

Complete aquaponic system (includes everything needed to get started growing food with aquaponics except water & fish). Our Genesis 24 aquaponics kit is includes 24 square feet of grow bed space and a 140 gallon fish tank.

Our aquaponics systems utilize a combination of Aquaculture (raising fish) with Hydroponics (growing plants without soil). Includes: Water & Air Pumps, Pre-cut plumbing connections, Insulated fish tank, API freshwater test kit, clay pebbles, EDDHA Iron, Swirl or Radial Filter, Non-GMO Seeds, Bacteria Inoculant, Oyster Shells, Plant Supplement, Detailed Owners Manual, Easy Clean Valve System.

Basics of How It Works By Creating a Nitrogen Cycle: Water is shared between a fish tank and grow bed(s). In the fish tank, fish produce waste that is high in ammonia content. Pumps carry this waste to the growing bed(s), where bacteria process it into an extremely rich fertilizer that’s high in nitrogen.

The vegetables extract the nitrogen from the water, making the water safe for reintroduction to the fish tank. This cycle repeats over and over, with the fish providing the basic nutrition for bacteria, the bacteria providing nutrition for plants and plants acting as a bio-filter for the fish. Food generally grows significantly faster than more traditional soil based gardening, uses significantly less water, and requires much less work.

This system can grow up to 240 pounds of vegetable per year and up to 25 – 30 pounds of fish yield per year. With an aquaponics system, your ability to grow edible plants is limited only by your own desire to do so. The system does most of the labor that would be required of you in an ordinary in-ground growing operation. When done correctly, you should be able to maintain a constantly rotating supply of organic, pesticide-free vegetables that can carry on indefinitely in a properly maintained system. Available in 3 Colors: Desert Tan, Plum, Gray. 

Aquaponic Design Plans, Everything You Need to Know: from Backyard to Profitable Business

This 550+ page user-friendly book shows you how to easily produce an abundance of Fresh Organic Produce and Plentiful Healthy Fish. Feed Your Family Healthy Food, Barter and/or Sell Surplus Everything from Beginner Basics to Operating a Profitable Aquaponic Business, Step-by-Step Instructions and SO much more is included in this VALUABLE resource. Expensive university courses and lengthy on-site training workshops which cost thousands of dollars do not provide as much valuable material as presented in this comprehensive user-friendly ‘how-to’ book.

This how-to resource consists of three important sections: Included are Aquaponic Design Plans, Instructions & Everything You Need to Know about Aquaponics. In addition, this book will show you how to successfully barter and earn extra money from your aquaponic harvest; and even transition your aquaponic operation into a profitable business. Included within this book are design plans, nearly 400 photos and illustrations which show you how to set up and operate different types of aquaponic systems of any size; and how to scale-up in size to produce even more organic vegetables and fish as you desire grow.

This book will provide you with everything you need to know so that you can to easily turn your aquaponics operation into a profitable venture. It also has a real-world aquaponics business plan. This book provides detailed directions to create and maintain different types of aquaponic systems of all sizes so you can consistently feed your family environmentally friendly sustainable healthy organic food, substantially lower your food cost, and even earn extra income. 

Aquaponics Plans and Instructions: Media-Bed (Flood-and-Drain) Systems

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 expand 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 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 Aquaponic Farmer: A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System

Aquaponic farming―raising fish and vegetables together commercially―is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focused on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of reliable information for raising fish and vegetables in the cool climates of North America and Europe has been a major stumbling block. The Aquaponic Farmer is the game changer.

Built around a proven 120-foot greenhouse system operable by one person, the book distills vast experience and complete step-by- step guidance for starting and running a cold-water aquaponics business. Coverage includes:

• A primer on cold-water aquaponics
• Pros and cons of different systems
• Complete design and construction of a Deep Water Culture system
• Recommended and optional equipment and tools
• System management, standard operating procedures, and maintenance checklists
• Maximizing fish and veg production
• Strategies for successful sales and marketing of fish and plants

As the only comprehensive commercial cold-water resource, The Aquaponic Farmer is essential for farmers contemplating the aquaponics market, aquaponics gardeners looking to go commercial, and anyone focused on high quality food production.

Adrian Southern is steeped in all things aquaponic. After years of urban farming and system perfection, he co-founded Raincoast Aquaponics and raises trout and vegetables for a living in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.

Whelm King is a business manager, project manager, and entrepreneur who has worked in the arts, agriculture, publishing, media, and law. He is co-founder of Raincoast Aquaponics and lives in Nanaimo, BC. 

Aquaponics How to Do Everything: From Backyard to Profitable Business

This 604-page user-friendly book shows you how to easily produce an abundance of Fresh Organic Produce and Plentiful Healthy Fish; as well as how to earn extra income or even start/operate a profitable aquaponics business, if that is your desire. At a minimum you will be able to feed your family healthy organic food. Give away, barter and/or sell your harvest surplus. Everything from Beginner Basics to Operating a Profitable Aquaponic Business, Step-by-Step Instructions and SO much more is included in this VALUABLE resource. Expensive university courses and lengthy on-site training workshops which cost thousands of dollars do not provide as much valuable material as presented in this comprehensive user-friendly ‘how-to’ book.

Included is everything you need to know about aquaponics, including: 1. The different types of aquaponic systems. 2. Design plans for each type of system. 3. Critical information about all of the fish & plants that can be raised in aquaponics. 4. How to scale your system if you desire to expand in the future. 5. Critical maintenance & operation information. 6. Equipment, plumbing, life support, and supply information. 7. Safety consideration. 8. How to operate your system off-the-grid. 9. Cost information. 10. Cost Benefit analysis report. 11. A Real-World aquaponics business plan. 12. How to breed your own fish. 13. How to grow your own organic fish food. 14. Where/how to best sell your fish/plant harvest. 15. How to barter your surplus. 16. Comprehensive business information. 17. The problems with traditional agriculture methods. 18. The problems with the current/future food industry. 19. Aquaponic marketing ‘how-to’ tools. 20. Lots of information about Greenhouses. 21. And SO much MORE !!!

This book will show you how to successfully barter and earn extra money from your aquaponic harvest; and even transition your aquaponic operation into a profitable business. Also included within this book are design plans, over 400 photos, illustrations, charts, and valuable tables which show you how to set up and operate different types of aquaponic systems of any size, step-by-step, and how to scale-up in size to produce even more organic vegetables and fish as you desire grow.

This book will provide you with everything you need to know so that you can to easily turn your aquaponics operation into a profitable venture. It also has a real-world aquaponics business plan; as well as a valuable cost-benefit analysis, and other important aquaponic business data. This book has easy to follow detailed step-by step instructions showing you how to create and maintain different types of aquaponic systems of all sizes so you can consistently feed your family environmentally friendly sustainable healthy organic food, substantially lower your food cost, and even earn extra income. 

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