Aquaponics is the integration of aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water) to produce the ultimate food production system that is healthy, sustainable and affordable. The nutrients from fish excrement is filtered out and fed to the plants. The plants clean the water that the fish live in. An aquaponic system uses 95 percent less water and plants grow three to five times faster than traditional gardening.
- http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/Travis/IBCofAquaponics1.pdf – how to set up your own aquaponic system
- http://ibcofaquaponics.com/files/IBCofAquaponics.pdf –
- http://appliedaquaponics.com – This group is establishing aquaponics in Orange County and around the world
- http://www.ecofilms.com.au/diy-radial-flow-filter-for-aquaponics – DIY Radial Flow Filter For Aquaponics
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELH6jfrL14w – Aquaponics update 06-10-2013 – loadedoperator7 – 2:46 minutes
- http://www.windward.org/notes/notes66/walt66_t.htm – “Windward is focused on exploring ways to create a critical mass of sustainability, a quest which involves studying new approaches to the challenge of feeding, fueling and clothing people using sustainable practices at the small community level. Part of our premise is that we want to work on systems which contain the potential to create fundamental change for the better rather than spend time on things which can at best can only make inherently flawed systems less bad.”
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=JWq6WJ5TDic – Off-Grid Aquaponics! – Zachary Bauer – Apr 18, 2013 – 18:02 minutes – by http://www.new2torah.com
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXy32Dr4Z4A – Dutch Bucket Hydroponics – How It Works & How to Make Your Own Buckets – mhpgardener – Oct 8, 2012 – 18:40 minutes
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=b_ZZmYNKbfU&feature=fvwp – Dutch Bucket Hydroponic Tomatoes – Lessons Learned and a New Crop – mhpgardener – Mar 7, 2013
- http://www.darwinisdead.com/archive/5_15_10%20Jacob%20Harman.wmv – Aquaponics is a hybrid farming process that raises fish and plants in a symbiotic environment.
SETTING UP A MINI AQUAPONICS SYSTEM
I would prefer to experiment with a mini system before I big a family size model.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDi23FCCaD8 – Microponics! a small version of aquaponics, better than hydroponics for plants – FreedomsGarden – November 15, 2011 – 3:09 minutes
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LBDVZrbY2Q – Indoor Aquaponics Garden – Free Food! – PennyWise Gardener – Nov 29, 2011 – 1:47 minutes
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siAm_mPlEj8 – Aquaponics, a Beginner’s Guide to Home Aquaponics – Saeid Momtahan – Jul 7, 2011 – 7:07 minutes
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYFM7J_TpTU&feature=endscreen&NR=1 – Building an ibc aquaponic system – backyardaquaponics – 30:13 minutes
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermediate_bulk_container – “An Intermediate bulk container (IBC) is a container used for transport and storage of fluids and bulk materials.”
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoHi-FyASMY – Aquaponics system: How to build a desktop aquaponics system for indoor gardening. Aquaponics guide – Robert Brennan – Aug 14, 2012 – 11:43 minutes
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The following are resources look interesting, but I haven’t fully explored:
- http://www.chron.com/life/article/Gardening-provides-job-skills-behavioral-3778286.php – Gardening provides job skills, behavioral benefits for developmentally disabled clients – 10 August 2012
- http://sahibaquaponics.com/our-journey – Great story of how he started out in aquaponics.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV9CCxdkOng&feature=related – 1 MILLION pounds of Food on 3 acres. 10,000 fish 500 yards compost
- http://solar-energy-system.org/sustainable-living-aquaponics – Sustainable living: Aquaponics – April 11, 2012
- http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-vertical-aquaponic-veggie-fish-farm-for – Build a vertical aquaponic veggie & fish farm for small yards & houses by Engineering for Change
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