This audiobook contains information on my experiences on aquaponics. I've included the successes and the failures so you can learn about this amazing method to grow your own food.
Popular writer T. L. Campbell said that "you're not an aquaponics farmer until you've killed fish". Well, you can be, but if you're going to learn to set up a system bigger than a bucket and a few goldfish. You'll kill plants and fish; you'll have days when you wonder why you've sunk so much money into something that is driving you nuts (especially those darned nitrogen strips). But at the end of the day, you'll master a system that can feed you, your family, and even give you more than enough to sell afterward if you want.
Within this audiobook, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include
- Why I chose aquaponics
- In depth: the nitrogen cycle & aquaponics
- Designing your system
- Before you start
- Getting the bacteria right
- Choosing living creatures
- Troubleshooting and maintenance
- And much more!
Like most comprehensive books we'll start with the basics and go from there. I've tried to make this information make sense even if you've no previous science or agricultural knowledge. Even if you've never so much as had a goldfish you can still master aquaponics.
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What members say
- Kei Jordan
Short, good balance, helpful
An introduction to the principles of aquaculture in about an hour. The writer strikes a good balance of funny personal anecdotes and laying out the core biology needed to start and understand a system. Approximately an 8th grade level of biology terms are used, with some explanation. There is also a decent amount of fairwarning about aspects of aquaculture that may turn a person off of it after they've dumped a fair bit of money, like how fish and plants will die as you figure things out, or how different it is to kill fish to eat yourself. This book does not contain much in the way of design ideas or step-by-step information, but it does have a companion book to continue with that I haven't checked into yet. The narrator was enjoyable to listen to, though their strong accent came through on words like 'wash', which they pronounced as 'warsh'. Overall, I had been hoping for more in-depth information, some theoretical step-by-step designs, and more review of principles as they were learned and built upon. If you're serious about starting a system, and you like to research in advance, you'll want more than this. If you're just curious, this is perfect.