A revolutionary combination of the best aquaculture and hydroponics-and an amazingly fun and easy way to raise fish together with organic vegetables, greens, herbs and fruits. Aquaponic systems are much more productive and use up to 90 percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting! This is a definitive guide for the dedicated do-it-yourself enthusiast. Author Sylvia Bernstein gives you all the tools you need to create your own home aquaponic system for healthy, safe, fresh and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of this emerging global movement, the book goes on to explain the nuts and bolts of: Understanding system options and alternatives, designing systems, selecting components, and choosing your system location, the living elements-fish, plants, bacteria and worms, and putting it all together-starting and maintaining a healthy system.
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