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Aquaponics: The Ultimate in Gardening

Aquaponics is the term used for a radical new food production technique. It combines aquaculture, the art of producing fish for consumption in controlled water environments or simply – fish farming with hydroponics. Hydroponics is the growing of plants with liquid nutrients only and exclusive of soil. The appeal of aquaponics rests in its ability to produce both plant and protein food products with a minimum requirement of fresh water, space and chemical additives.

The operating principles of aquaponics work equally well for both small backyard gardens to large commercial operations. The purpose of this book is to describe how aquaponics work and to give detailed instructions on how to set up a small backyard system that will provide ample quantities of good organic food products for a family of four.
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