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Part 1 – Introduction to the RAS Build

This is "Part 1 - Introduction to the RAS build" of  Chapter 8 of the Urban Aquaponics Manual. Chapter 8 is where we build the system...and its a big one...so I've broken it down into a series of sub-chapters: Part 1 - Introduction to the RAS Build Part 2 - The IBC...

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Part 2 – IBC Fish Tank

This is Part 1 of Chapter 8 of the Urban Aquaponics Manual. "An intermediate bulk container, IBC tote, or pallet tank, is a reusable industrial container designed for the transport and storage of bulk liquid and granulated substances, such as chemicals, food...

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Selecting the Components

This is Chapter 7 of the Urban Aquaponics Manual. In the last chapter, we developed a design specification for a small recirculating aquaculture system (RAS).  Now. it's time to select the components that we'll need for the build. Before we go too much further, I need...

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Designing Your RAS

This is Chapter 6 of the Urban Aquaponics Manual. Designing any food production system starts with the question... "How much food do you plan to produce?"  The design of an urban aquaponics system begins with questions. too... How Much Fish? We're going to keep it...

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Things to Think About

This is Chapter 5 of the Urban Aquaponics Manual. In previous chapters, we looked at what recirculating aquaculture is - and how it works in a basic microbiological sense.  Most importantly, we should have connected with the fundamental notion that aquaponics starts...

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The Aquaponics Fork in the Road

This is Chapter 4 of The Urban Aquaponics Manual - 4th Edition. In a Chapter 2, we looked at how aquaponics works from a basic microbiological perspective...and I said a properly-designed aquaponics system was a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) to which growing...

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Understanding Filtration

This is Chapter 3 of The Urban Aquaponics Manual - 4th Edition. In the previous chapter, we looked at how aquaponics works from a basic microbiological perspective. In this section, we learn how to optimise the conditions under which the beneficial bacteria work - in...

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Aquaponics is Aquaculture

This is Chapter 2 of the Urban Aquaponics Manual - 4th Edition. Aquaponics is aquaculture.  Really! It’s an important idea to grasp because there are people that would have you believe that aquaponics is somehow different to (and better than) aquaculture when, in...

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The Aquaponics Promise

This is Chapter 1 of The Urban Aquaponics Manual - 4th Edition. Imagine being able to raise your own freshwater fish - and salad – in your own backyard…or village…or commercial farm. Well, you can…using aquaponics. What? Aquaponics is the integration of recirculating...

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Foreword

This Foreword is part of The Urban Aquaponics Manual - 4th Edition. The Urban Aquaponics Manual first saw the light of day in 2007 - the first publication of its type in the world. I created the 2nd Edition in 2008 and, in 2010; I revised the Manual yet again (3rd...

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Getting Started with DIY Food Production

In our Introduction to DIY Food Production, we talked about why we should grow our own food and how to determine how much we'd need...and we introduced you to Microponics - the integration of fish, plants and micro-livestock. While Microponics is not complex, we want...

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An Introduction to DIY Food Production.

Growing one's own food is a key aspect of the 'Have More For Less' concept...and I've been doing it for much of the past 40 years.  For the past 12 years, I've also had an enduring commitment to integrated agri-aquaculture...and I've been writing about it for much of...

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