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- Publication Date: September 20, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NRF86ZG
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Aquaponics: Aquaculture - An Introduction To Aquaculture For Small Farmers (3rd Edition) (aquaponics, hydroponics, permaculture, fish farming, aquaponics system, ecosystem, aquatic) Kindle Edition
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With that idea blossoming in my mind, I figured why not try and create some type of fishpond. At the very least it would be something fun to do if nothing more. I researched the topic extensively, reading online articles and books on the subject. Eventually I came to this one.
This book right here, “Introduction to Aquaculture for Small Farmers,” this one is one of the best books you can get on the subject in my opinion. The reason why is simple, the writing is clear, to the point, and it includes a hefty amount of information that has taken me months to collect by reading other texts. If I’d started with this one, it would have saved me a great deal of time.
The steps and strategies in this book are straightforward and easy to implement if you have the right amount of time and money.
First, you need to know what kind of aquaculture system you’re going to be able to produce. In my case, I have to do home recirculating, which is essentially buying an above ground pool and setting it up in my backyard. Once you understand what type of system you want, you’ll need to know about facing the challenges of fish farming in order to determine if this is something you even want to tackle. You also need to be aware of threats to your stock, such as various predators, temperature changes and power failures.
Once you figure out this is for you, then you need to think about the stock itself. What kind of fish am I going to raise? This book covers a great variety of fish to ponder on and why or why not these fish are an option for you. In my case, I love tilapia, they grown in warmer climates and thrive in pretty much any water condition, even poor water conditions. This seems like my choice.
Once the fish is decided upon, you need to know how to setup your fish farm. This book breaks it down for you really well. It also offers tips for you to get you off to a running start and discusses various tools you’ll need in your new venture.
I want to be a fish farmer and raise Tilapia when I retire, and this book is going to help me a great deal to realize that dream. If you’re considering doing something along these lines, get this book. It teaches you a lot.
If your interest has taken you this far, you'll want more of a textbook than this
Top international reviews
The cherry on the sundae is that the book is not about aquaponics. It is about aquaculture, and treats aquaponics as a subset of aquaculture. The author clearly has no experience with aquaponics.
For instance, in Chapter 7, under the heading "Choosing Fishes", the author lists a number of fish species under the general comment "Hobby fishes that are inedible and edible fishes can both be grown in aquaponics. The most common and successfully raised fishes in aquaponics include the following:"
The text offers no help on actually choosing a fish species. The text sample provided also shows the poor quality of the editing. This example illustrates the failure of the entire book to give you value for your money. I do not recommend this book at all, and actually believe it is a scam.
More research would be required if you seriously want to pursue this as a business.