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NEW EBOOK: Solar Aquaponics GOLD

 

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Solar Aquaponics GOLD © 
-written by Colle and Phyllis Davis
Published by Concept to Licensing, LLC – August 1, 2015

ORDER YOUR EBOOK TODAY: $14.95: CLICK HERE.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: The Value of Solar Power
CHAPTER 2: State of the Art Solar Aquaponics System in Southern Florida
CHAPTER 3: What Will ‘Going Solar’ do for you?
CHAPTER 5: Maximizing the Resources of the Solar Powered Aquaponics Systems
CHAPTER 6: Grow Food in Cities – Urban Agriculture
CHAPTER 7: Survival Farms and Gardens

Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

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A single 100 watt panel for a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System capable of feeding four people. This new Portable Farms® Aquaponics System has one grow tray that is 6’x16’ (96 sq ft of grow space) which is capable of feeing four people FOREVER.

What Will ‘Going Solar’ do for you?

• Reduce the worry of a power failure that could impact your fish.
• Reduce the cost of electrical power from your house. Our system will take about 2 years to pay for itself because so little power is needed for the Portable Farms®.
• Increasing the solar installation size to run Grow Lights for winter growing will quadruple the size/cost and will take about 3.5 years to pay off depending on the size of the installation.
• Give you well-earned bragging rights.
• Reduce your carbon footprint.

The increasing demand from our students in areas of the world where electrical power is erratic or non-existent has prompted us to offer the Portable Farms® Kit that is part of the Aquaponics University Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems Course© with a 12 volt DC OPTION. The price is exactly the same as the regular 110 AC system, but we need to know when you order the AU Course or additional Portable Farms® Kits that you want the 12volt option.

The purpose of this ebook is to explain some basic information regarding the application of solar power with aquaponics.

Aside from introducing a simple and easy way to understand and install solar components for an aquaponics system, our secondary goal in this book is to explain the various aspects of gravel- based aquaponics in backyard growing, commercial aquaponics, aquaponics in climates and in urban settings.

Since we are the inventors of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems, our entire knowledge base regarding aquaponics focuses on what we know which is growing food in our own gravel-medium-based aquaponics systems that have now been installed in almost all 50 states in the US, 10 Canadian Provinces and 16 countries. If you are interested in raft aquaponics, you can still use this information regarding solar power for your system.

ORDER YOUR EBOOK TODAY: $14.95: CLICK HERE.

 

Aquaponics – The New Retirement Plan?


Aquaponics – The New Retirement Plan?
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

farmer and wifeWho are the new farmers? According to this article by The New York Times on June 20, 2014, by David Wallace, “One-third of beginning farmers — defined by the federal government as having been in business fewer than 10 years — “are over age 55, indicating that many farmers move into agriculture only after retiring from a different career.”

Well, maybe. Or, is agricultural farming too physically difficult for seniors to operate heavy machinery, endure extreme weather changes and withstand the market forces in world of import and export?

Would you believe that there is now an easier retirement plan available today that includes growing a high percentage of your own food with aquaponics systems that can also provide an income that is reliable, steady and not under anyone else’s control and even an ‘old’ person can manage to build and operate this new 21st Century farming method called aquaponics. This retirement plan does require some capital outlay, some training and some marketing on the part of the participant to become a success, but it is possible.

The big plus with aquaponics is that it does not involve hard, tedious work. Raising table vegetables for fun and profit really is easy and it doesn’t even involve dirt, weeding or irrigation, and it can be lucrative, secure, environmentally sound and contribute to a sustainable life style. Sound good? It gets better.

portable-farms-grow-trays-organic-foodFor about the same money as the cost of a good used car, a person can:

      • build a climatically adapted greenhouse (or use a properly adapted enclosed space) with greenhouses plans from books or off the Internet
      • the training is available as an email correspondence course which includes the technology kit as part of the training
      • buy the materials for the grow tray tables materials for the system at any home center
      • receive the technology kit(s) to plumb the system and remove the fish waste automatically from the system
      • plant seeds after the system is functional
      • the grow tables are all ‘waist high’ so no bending or stooping is required
      • begin harvesting vegetables between 28 days (greens) and 90 days (tomatoes and other blooming plants)
      • the use of local (read in most cases ‘family’) labor is recommended.

inda grow grow trayThis retirement plan gets even better. A small installation can be easily expanded and paid for from the profits generated from the initial installation. This means that if one wanted to increase their income, they simply expand the operation by reinvesting the profits into additional modules. The market (in most cases) expands through word-of-mouth and is always larger than the supply of product.

Oh, and did we say the ‘work’ is all at waist height, no stooping. Yes. I think we did mention that earlier.

What’s the catch? Those who are interested must invest both money and a dedication to actually doing some small amount of work each day to maintain the system. How much work? The amount of time required to feed 8 people their table vegetables is approximately 20 to 25 minutes each day. To find out how much time a larger installation will require, simply multiply the number of grow tray tables (on tray that is 5’ x 40’ feeds 8 people) by 25 minutes and then divide by 60 minutes. Example: You want to feed/sell to 35 people; 35 divided by 8 equals a little more than 4. Then 4 times 25 minutes equals 100 minutes divided by 60 minutes (one hour) equals 1 hours and 40 minutes.

Another way to say this: to feed/sell to 35 or more people you will have work approximately 2 hours each day. The tough part is this includes weekends, unless you can get someone to feed your fish for a day or two.

Harvesting Bok Choy in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System on January 17, 2013. Average weight of each bok choy harvested today is 8 pounds 5 ounces.

Harvesting Bok Choy in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System. Average weight of each bok choy harvested today is 8 pounds 5 ounces.

What does this equal in MONEY? This depends on your specific market(s) and what you can actually deliver on a sustained basis. Above your family’s consumption the 4 Grow Tray Tables installation will generate approximately US$1,000 per month to begin with and as you become more proficient at operations, the system cures and you become a better marketer this number will increase.

To get started on researching this wonderful new retirement plan (even if you are decades away from retirement) take the Aquaponics University Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems Course© , build a climatically adapted greenhouse or convert an interior space, build the PFAS Grow Tray Table(s), receive the PFAS Kit(s) and assemble and plumb your new income source. Yes, it’s that simple.

Is it easy? Not really. You will have to do the work, the planning and spend the money, but aquaponics can be the best retirement (or livelihood) ever invented.

Start today and reap the benefits for the rest of your life.

 

 


 Read Five New Ebooks About Aquaponics-Related Topics
Written by Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems and Published in 2015

For more detailed information about these books: CLICK HERE.

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
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Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics GOLD

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 Listen to Phyllis Davis tell you about AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD

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An overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home.

 

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This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

 

 Solar Aquaponics GOLD

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Let us show you HOW, WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH it costs to install your own solar powered system for YOUR aquaponics system.

 

Portable Farms® Recommends TILAPIA Fish


Portable Farms® Recommends TILAPIA Fish

-by Colle and Phyllis Davis

The most common question we are asked is concerning the fish that are used in Portable Farms® is, ‘Why Tilapia?’ Our response has been consistent for all-these-years. Here are the reasons Tilapia is still our champion and will probably remain so for a long time.

Most trout/salmon do not like water over 60° F at which point they begin to experience stress and become susceptible to diseases in warmer water. This means either the water must be cooled and heated each cycle, or the fish or the plants will be unhappy and not grow well.

 

 

Trout/salmon are also carnivores and are grown best on animal protein. Commercial trout chow contains fish meal as the protein source and that fish meal is from ocean harvest fish, depleting the ocean fisheries.

Catfish, which was our personal first choice, have a different problem. The fry or fingerlings are only available three months of the year (May, June, July) so there is no way for farm owners to consistently restock their fish tanks. Catfish grow quickly, they like warm water, they will eat almost anything, they taste good and are a hardy fish. But, stocking off season is impossible.

Perch are carnivores and eat bugs, crayfish and other animals to grow. This feed is tough to get in the winter months unless you grow them inside for some other purpose. Perch food is tough to get almost any time of the year. Perch taste sweet and are easy to work with but are difficult to find food for them.

Most crayfish and many freshwater prawns are cannibalistic and need to live in separate ‘apartments’ built in the tanks so they don’t eat each other. They are sometimes used in the tanks with other fish to clean up the bottom of the tanks. They are very hardy, but the housing for them is a problem.

That leaves the incredibly, tasty, hearty and adaptable Tilapia. They are very easy to grow, prepare, they taste great, grow quickly, and are available year round. They are herbivores and prefer plant protein and are very hardy. They prefer a water temperature in the low 80° F, the water can be fresh water, brackish water or even salty water, and they do just fine. They will thrive in water that can be dirty looking and still grow and be ready for eating almost anywhere in the world.

Tilapia, ‘The Wonder Fish’ is our choice and we highly recommend the Tilapia, especially the California Hybrid, a cross between the T. mozambique and T. hornorum which tend to be all males. LEARN FROM US: CLICK HERE.


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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
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 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


New Ebook: Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLD

New Ebook: Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLD
written by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published July 28, 2015

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Overview of Greenhouses and Greenhouse Growing
Chapter 2: Backyard Greenhouses
Chapter 3: Indoor Growing
Chapter 4: Converting Existing Commercial Size Greenhouses to Aquaponics
Chapter 5: Warehouse Aquaponics
Chapter 6: Building a Commercial Aquaponics Installations

This ebook discloses the facts, figures and formulas necessary for successful greenhouse and warehouse aquaponics growing. 

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLD: $9.95. To buy your ebook copy: CLICK HERE.

Growing food year round in any climate anywhere in the world IS the future of food production. Aquaponics in greenhouses is part of the growing trend for using controlled environments for the growing of food. They allow for the raising of food nearer to the consumer and consistently delivering a much higher quality product. They also require less water and energy than conventional farming or even regular greenhouse growing.

Aquaponics greenhouses do need some of the same heating and cooling systems that regular greenhouse are equipped with, but because there is so much thermal mass with the water and grow medium (often gravel) contained inside, it is much easier to heat and cool than ground-grown systems. This use of thermal mass and the careful timing of the heating and cooling requirements are the hallmarks of a climatically adapted greenhouse tuned to maximize the production using very little outside energy.

Greenhouse advantages: 

  • Controls pests, diseases and predators (birds, small animals, etc.) from the natural surrounding environments
  • Protects plants and fish from extreme weather conditions (except for tornado, hurricane or major flooding)
  • Enables ability to provide shade cloth to protect from too much sun for maximum production
  • Extends growing season
  • Provides pleasant, comfortable, quiet work environment for workers
  • Offers ideal conditions for growing plants and fish
  • Creates a space for the option of installing Grow Lights above grow trays for year-round maximum growing conditions.

The physical building needs to enclose as much air space as possible to help regulate the temperature. Buildings with taller roofs are much easier to keep cool and interestingly, they are actually easier to keep warm when using the PFAS Technology.

Greenhouse & Warehouse Aquaponics GOLD: $9.95. To buy your ebook copy: CLICK HERE.

 

Want to Make a Chef Weak and Breathless?

Want to Make a Chef Weak and Breathless?
– Colle and Phyllis Davis

Do you want to know how to make an Executive Chef weak at the knees and breathless? Offer them a farm that grows an unlimited supply of fresh food and home-grown fish that’s near their kitchen. Then, after they wipe tears of joy from their eyes, tell them that the farm pays for itself and after that, the money they had been spending on food from their suppliers can now be spent on increased salaries and kitchen improvements. Since they’ll be speechless, expect a hug.

Today, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems offer fresh organic food and home-grown fish in an easy to operate system that pays for itself. What could be easier? This really is 21st Century Agriculture.

If a chef has been ordering 2 cartons of lettuce per week (24 heads per carton) from the food supplier who delivers his produce, now he only needs to plant 48 seeds in ‘grow medium’ into his Portable Farms®  Aquaponics System. By planting every week, he never needs to order lettuce again. It only takes 35 to 40 days to grow a head of lettuce. Plus, the produce won’t need to travel from local or long distance farms or endure packing and refrigeration so the food retains all of its flavor and high nutritional value. The chef can always harvest their vegetables at their ‘peak’ of perfection instead of receiving vegetables that were harvested and shipped too early. These systems are a perfect example of a Carbon Negative footprint, especially when compared to in-ground growing and current agricultural practices.

The Portable Farms®  Aquaponics Systems can be sized to meet the food requirements of a restaurant. A 20 x 30′ system can be placed in the parking lot behind a restaurant and will grow 3,600 vegetables and 1,400 pounds of fish per year. This size farm won’t grow enough food for the needs of even a small restaurant with a regular customer base. However, it is large enough to supplement their food supply from existing suppliers and adds ‘bragging rights’ to customers and the local media to increase their customer base because they’ll be able to tell the public they ‘raise a portion of their own organic vegetables behind the restaurant and it also provides some of their own fresh, home-grown fish.’ They can also offer their customers a tour of their farm creating an even deeper customer loyalty. A positive dining experience and a greenhouse tour will spread the excitement around town, within days.

chef proud 2A larger restaurant who wants to reduce food costs, should consider a 90 x 120′ (1/4 acre) Portable Farms®  Aquaponics Systems near the restaurant.  This size Portable Farms® grows 60,000 to 70,000 vegetables and around 21,000 pounds of fish per year, depending on the crop choice and the market values for those crops, the ROI for this sized unit is between three and five years. The ROI is much faster for commercial sized systems because they have far more growing space for vegetables and tank space for fish.

What is a Portable Farms®  Aquaponics System?

The Portable Farms®  Aquaponics System is a closed loop, water-based fish and organic vegetable production system. It utilizes insulated and heated fish tanks to grow Tilapia, and then runs the warm water from the fish tank (rich with warm, nutrient-rich fish waste) through a clarifying system with special pumps, and then the water flows through  gravel-filled Grow Trays to feed and water the growing plants. The entire system is built in modules; each module (shown below) contains one fish tank, one settling tank, and of course, the food growing space. These modules are enclosed in a climatically adapted growing structure, usually a greenhouse. The structure keeps out pests and helps maintain a perfect growing temperature. A commercial sized system contains between 28 and 32 modules.

The Portable Farms®  Aquaponics Systems are specifically designed to utilize currently unused urban or near-urban space to grow food as close to the end consumer as possible. It is not designed to replace regular land-based agriculture. The main function of the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System is to produce nutritious food, on site, using a minimum of space, electricity, water and labor.

Restaurants generally purchase food from local and national suppliers who arrange with providers for vegetables, dairy, bakeries, meat and fish to be delivered to their restaurants. These suppliers sell chefs what’s available on the market at that time, and then make regular deliveries to their kitchens. It sounds simple, but it is not. Thousands of people are involved in the process of growing food, shipping it, selling it in the marketplace, and then distributing the food to restaurants for preparation by chefs to serve to their dining customers. And, in the process of bringing food from farm to table, the costs rise to pay everyone along the line.

Owning a Portable Farms®  Aquaponics System takes all the ‘middle men/women’ out of the equation. In fact, one full-time, semi-skilled worker can operate and maintain over 1/4 of an acre of Portable Farms®  Aquaponics System. It’s not quite ‘a drive through farm,’ but it’s close.

Make YOUR chef happy today. A happy chef creates a happy and prosperous restaurant with loyal customers who tell all their friends about their dining experience. It’s the best investment you can make in today’s competitive environment. LEARN FROM US: CLICK HERE.


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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


Trending: Eating Locally Grown Food

Trending: Eating Locally Grown Food
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

 

There is a growing movement across the world to secure and eat organic or at least locally grown foods to increase local economies and reduce the carbon footprint. The movement has become so powerful and wide spread that nearly every major supermarket in the world carries some organic/locally grown food for their discerning customers.  The movement also has pushed seed sales to new heights as more and more people have begin to plant some vegetables for their families so they can control the quality of the food they eat.

To this home-grown movement, add in the idea that the cost of transportation, if it continues to be available, will increase over time. This means that the cost of food will continue to raise and you will receive less and less value for your money.

According to the University of Florida, “Buying locally grown foods decreases dependence on petroleum, a non-renewable energy source. One-fifth of all petroleum used in the United States is used in agriculture. Some statistics show that the average distance food travels in distribution is 1,500 miles. By learning to eat foods that are locally available and in season, families can do their part to save energy. By buying local, you can conserve the large amount of energy used in both the packaging and shipping of food.”

Ah, a solution is already here: Build a Portable Farms Aquaponics System to take advantage of a cutting-edge and water saving technology to safeguard your family’s health and your greenhouse extends your growing season very nicely, and you then can have complete control of what you grow, what you feed your plants and most importantly, what you are feeding your family.

The NEW Enhanced Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems actually deliver a slight excess of everything the plants need, even the light, so every plant always have the perfect conditions for maximum growth. The NEW Enhanced PFAS also has other advantages:

What arrives in your food is of critical importance to you and your family. For example, the arrival of a tarantula in a bunch of bananas you bring home is bound to be a truly momentous occasion, very exciting, very traumatic and talked about as family legend for several generations.

What about less traumatic and less noticeable things such as chemicals used to kill insects or fungus or used for some other reason we don’t know about coming home in your food? Can minute quantities of these substance harm your family? Who can you trust when it comes to the food you have to eat to stay alive?

If growing your own food is safer and offers food  security FOREVER then it’s time for you to  consider installing your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System to protect you and your family. Besides, it’s FUN AND EASY and is a great family project that requires less than 15 minutes per day to feed a family of 8: plant, harvest and feed the fish and repeat the next day.

No pesticides are ever used
– – – Less water use than any other type of commercial growing system available today
– – – The waste water is a valuable fertilizer that can be used on other crops or sold at a profit
– – – Waist high work area
– – – No single point of failure
– – – No weeding – ever
– – –  Watering is automatic
– – – No soil or dirt inside the building

PFAS LLC recommends the following ENHANCEMENTS to a regular PFAS installation:
– – – The addition of micro-nutrients that include iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium and 53 other vital minerals are supplied with organic FF-Mineral Rock Dust
– – – High performance greenhouse coverings that protect from weather extremes.
– – – Insulation of all walls and roof that do not contribute direct sunlight to the grow trays
– – – Grow lights capable of providing maximum full spectrum lighting for both greens and blooming plants.
– – – Inert growing medium for planting seeds
– – – Trellis installation for maximum vertical growing for blooming plants
– – – Low cost fish tank heaters
– – – Automatic water leveling system for fish tanks.

green pepper syringes 2“The overwhelming majority of pesticides used on U.S. farms do not show up on our food. And yet:

  • 93% of Americans tested by the CDC had metabolites of chlorpyrifos — a nuerotoxic insectide — in their urine. Banned from home use because of its risks to children, chlorpyrifos is part of a family of pesticides (organophosphates) linked to ADHD.
  • 99% of Americans tested positive for DDT degradants, even though DDT hasn’t been used in the U.S. since 1972. Women who were exposed to DDT as girls are 5 times more likely to develop breast cancer.
  • How is it that these two pesticides are found in over 90% of Americans through the food we eat?” – Pesticide Action Network, North America

Don’t even bother to trust the Government to safeguard your family’s health and well being at a level that you feel comfortable with accepting? Probably not at this point in time. The track record of governments around the world very clearly demonstrates a callous disregard for the health and safety of food. Yes, there are regulations regarding ‘food safety’ but it’s almost impossible to monitor every bunch of bananas or every head of lettuce that is shipped to your local market.

Sales from locally grown foods have increased 20% PER YEAR over the past ten years with output reaching nearly $11 billion nationwide in the US.

According to the University of Florida, ‘Locally grown food is just what it sounds like–food which is grown near where you live. Buying food from within your community can help preserve habitat for wildlife, save energy, and grow your local economy.’

 


 

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


Deep Fried Beer Batter Tilapia Recipe

Deep Fried Beer Batter Tilapia Recipe

from Phyllis Davis’ Cookbook, 10 Tantalizing Tilapia Recipes to Titillate Your Tastebuds©

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Ingredients:

tilapia in pan8 to 10 Tilapia Fillets (4 to 6 ounces each) cut into 2 inch strips

8 Tablespoons of lemon or lime juice (freshly squeezed juice works better than concentrate)

½  Cup chopped parsley

6 Tablespoons olive oil

¼ Teaspoon salt

¼ Teaspoon pepper

1 Cup oil for deep frying.

Beer Batter Ingredients:

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3 large egg yolks

½ Cup beer

 ¾ Cup flour

½ Tablespoon salt

½ Tablespoon baking powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

tilapia fried1) Cut Tilapia fillets into 2 inches strips (the more even and uniform they are, the nicer the presentation, and the strips will also cook uniformly).

2) Put all the Tilapia strips in a bowl with the lemon or lime juice, parsley, olive oil, and add salt and pepper.

3) In another bowl, mix egg yolks and beer and add flour, salt and baking powder   and mix until smooth with no lumps in the batter.

3) Begin to heat oil for deep frying.

4) Dip pieces of fish, individually, into the beer batter, and then lay or drop them into medium hot oil.

5) Again, cook over medium heat. Turn the fish strips over after three minutes or until golden brown all over. Cook 3 minutes on each side. If you make the oil too hot, it will smoke, and your beer batter will cook before your fish cooks.

6) Drain strips well and serve hot.

 

Serve with french fries or baked potato wedges, corn on the cob, baked beans, garlic bread,  tarter sauce, lemon wedges. Serve cherry or apple pie for dessert.

Aquaponics Training Curriculum for Portable Farms®


Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course©

Course Outline with Aquaponics University

  • inda grow interior3Portable Farms® grow food in greenhouses, warehouses or underground structures
  • Without the use of any pesticides, harsh chemicals, antibiotics or hormones
  • Portable Farms® use 95% less water than traditional agricultural methods
  • Portable Farms® use less electrical power than any other aquaponics system in the world and can be solar or wind powered
  • Portable Farms® provide table vegetables (greens and blooming plants such as tomatoes, peppers, etc.) and fish (tilapia) as a protein source to maintain optimal health
  • Three people can operate one-quarter of an acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 240 people forever. Twelve people can operate one acre of Portable Farms® which feeds 1,000 people forever
  • Portable Farms® can be operated by semi-skilled labor and people of almost any age (young and old)
  • Greens grown in Portable Farms® can be harvested in as few as 28 days after installation and continue producing forever
  • Portable Farms® feed families, communities, cities, countries and the world.

Our 43 years of experience in aquaponics is now available to teach you how to feed your family FOREVER. [Read our History: CLICK HERE]


 

It only takes a few days to learn the areas related to assembling an aquaponics system  so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System! Aquaponics is easier and more productive than organic gardening or traditional agriculture and uses 95% less water. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems also use less electricity and less labor than any other aquaponics system in the world.

Below is an outline of the 26 sections (A-Z) included in the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© designed for training people to assemble, operate and raise healthy organic vegetables and aquatic animals (fish) in the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems (utility patent application filed December 24, 2013) through Aquaponics University, a wholly-owned training division of PFAS LLC.


 

farm 8 18 2012Section A: Preface to coursework and overview with images for main components of the aquaponics system

  • Easy formulation for sizing needs based on number of people the aquaponics system will feed.
  • Calculation for determining the size required for the fish tank.
  • Grow lights for structures, locations or areas with limited available sunlight.
  • Overview for an acclimatized greenhouse structure for year-round growing in an aquaponics system.

 

 

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Harvesting fresh greens from their Portable Farms.

Phyllis Davis, Co-Inventor, Harvesting fresh greens from their Portable Farms.

Section B: Overview and images of the interior of aquaponics system

  • Explanation of the components that are incorporated into the aquaponics system for easy care.
  • Ratios for grow space vs gallons of water required for an efficient aquaponics system.
  • Recommendations for sunscreen protection for interior of structure (greenhouse).
  • Determination for required feet ‘head room’ above grow trays for maximum plant production.

 

Section C: Terms and definition regarding the aquaponics system

  • Terms and their definition that are used in the coursework, assembly and operations.

Section D: Site requirements for the aquaponics system

  • Considerations prior to the installation of the structure (greenhouse).
  • Suggestions for basic requirements regarding installation of grow trays, air flow within the structure and alternative energy.

 

portable-farms-broccoli-blooming-plants-in-aquaponicsSection E: Materials lists and cost estimates for assembly of the aquaponics system

  • Materials lists and US prices (approximate) for lumber, fish tank, fish and other pertinent supplies and materials.
  • Suggestions regarding the purchase of a breeding colony for aquaponics.

Section F: Assembly of clarifier (settling tank) as component of the aquaponics system

  • Explanation and basic operation of clarifier.
  • Location, requirements, drum, PVC fittings,  and proper plumbing of clarifier.

 

portable-farms-tilapia1Section G – Fish tanks and introducing the fish into the fish tank in the aquaponics system

  • The formula for the volume (size) of the fish tank.
  • Fish recommendation.
  • Recommended maximum loading capacity of the fish in relation to the size of the grow tray.
  • Water temperature maintenance and insulation designs for maintaining recommended narrow temperature range for maximum fish health.
  • Building a tank to protect the fish and maintain temperature range.

 

gtt 40 days with colle3Section H: Assembly of grow tray tables in the aquaponics system

  • Directions for building and waterproofing methods for grow tray.
  • Examples for assembly of sturdy legs to support the weight of the grow tray.
  • Plumbing the grow tray for effective water flow to feed and water plants.
  • Effectively installing medium into grow tray.

 

Section I: Explanation of required necessary electrical components in the aquaponics system

  • List of electrical components, their function and installation

 

portable-farms-grow-trays-constructionSection J: Calibrated Air Displacement (CAD) pump in the aquaponics system

  • Explanation, images and installation of the CAD pump.

Section K: Plumbing the aquaponics system for water flow in the aquaponics system

  • Instructions for connecting all the basic elements of the system together with PVC pipe.

Section L: Conclusion to assembly section for the aquaponics system

 

 

Section M: Basic operations of the aquaponics system

  • Information overview regarding the yields, care of plants and fish and the water in their tanks.

 

Oreochromis mossambicusSection N: The fish and the support of their health and growth in the aquaponics system

  • Reasons for use of a variety of all-male fish in aquaponics.
  • Feeding and care of the fish in the tanks.
  • Restocking fish after harvest.
  • Discussion for use of duck weed and suggestions and resources for raising duck weed for feeding fish.

 

 

Note shade cloth mounted on the roof and sides of this greenhouse to protect the plants that will be planted in the gravel grow trays.

Note shade cloth mounted on the roof and sides of this greenhouse to protect the plants that will be planted in the gravel grow trays.

Section O: Pumps in the aquaponics system

  • Overview and installation of pumps for moving water through the system. 

Section P: Climate and weather specific operations and emergency solutions (due to power failure) in the aquaponics system.

  • Operating the system during normal weather conditions, hot conditions, cool or cold conditions and during emergency situations (power outages).

Section Q: The operations and cleaning of the clarifier in the aquaponics system

  • Directions for routine cleaning and disposal of the fish waste.
  • Maintenance of the clarifier for keeping the fish healthy and the plants happy and well fed.

 

Section R: The grow tray table and your plants in the aquaponics system

  • Vertical growing and trellis design features in the grow tray for maximum support of the growth of tall green plants or blooming plants.
  • Safety and hygiene issues for aquaponics that are vital to health of fish and plants.
  • Plant and harvest suggestions for maintaining optimal growth in the grow tray.
  • Care and cleaning of the areas around the grow trays to maintain as clean an interior structure as possible for maximum healthy, safety and productivity of both plants and fish.
Komatsuna summerfest - An Asian Green we prefer over  bib lettuce.

Komatsuna summerfest – An Asian Green we prefer over bib lettuce.

Section S: Seed planting and harvesting in the aquaponics system

  • Use of mineral rock dust when planting and growing all plants to support maximum growth.
  • Suggestions for organic growing mediums for planting seeds.
  • Seed and variety suggestions for growing greens and blooming plants.
  • Planting and caring for plants in the grow tray.
  • Indoor pollination suggestions.

 

Section T: The physical structure for the aquaponics system

  • Recommendation for a greenhouse cover that offers 83% diffusion for scattering light within interior of structure.
  • Sun shade for interior of structure.
  • Advantages for greenhouse structure
  • What NOT to do regarding physical structure.

 

tilapia drawingSection U: Fish harvesting and restocking methods in the aquaponics system

  • Recommendations for harvesting only the fish in the tank that are harvest size.
  • Suggestions for creating minimal stress on the smaller fish that remain in the fish tank that were not harvested.

Section V: Fish processing and cooking freshly harvested fish in the aquaponics system

  • Humane way to fill fish.
  • Easy way to gut fish.
  • Simple way to fillet fish. 

 

table1Section W: Ongoing operations of the aquaponics system

  • Recommended daily ‘chores’ for raising plants and fish.
  • Normal maintenance issues related to the gravel, fish tanks, clarifier for maximum production.
  • Routine cleanliness-related topics for healthy food and fish.
  • Methods for monitoring plants to assure no insects impact food within the structure.

 

 

Section X: Food safety and technology on-farm food safety in the aquaponics system

  • Good food practices on aquaponics farm offered by a major US university related to the following basic sanitation procedures to significantly minimize risks.
  • Key areas of food safety considerations in aquaponics include human sanitation, harvesting produce safely, managing warm-blooded animal feces, water sources for fish and produce, zoonoses prevention and disposing of the system’s waste water.

 

Phyllis Davis holding ONE HEAD of India Mustard grown in 45 in Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.

Phyllis Davis holding ONE HEAD of India Mustard grown in 45 in Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.

Section Y: Guidelines for growing health plants and fish in the aquaponics system

  • Worm casting tea as a foliage spray for enhanced plant health
  • Smoking prohibited due to Tobacco Mosaic Virus
  • Monitoring and adjusting pH balance to assure plant health and productivity as well as fish health and safety.

Section Z: Recognizing pests (bugs/insects) within the aquaponics system

  • Simple organic solutions for ridding pests from the structure.
  • Recommendations for protecting structure from pests.

 

Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are the most efficient commercial aquaponics systems in the world.

Price for course: US$2,500.00 – After completing the Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© satisfactorily, we will ship you the Portable Farms® Kit so you can build your own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System to feed your family FOREVER. The Portable Farms® Kit is included in the price of the course.

BUY NOW BUTTON (BELOW) IS FOR $2,500. We accept MasterCard, Visa, PayPal and Wire Transfers. If you’d prefer, you may call us to give us your credit number over the phone: 800-906-0256 OR 800-952-6224. We also accept checks and money orders.

Shipping and postage are included to addresses in the US only, BUT for all order outside the US there is a US$140 shipping and handling charge. NO EXCEPTIONS.




Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems GROW FOOD.

View a  2 minute video clip of the interior of 16 x 33′ Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems. TheYouTube video has been viewed over 33,000 times.

Aquaponics University (AU) offers an easy-to-understand home-study course that teaches individuals how to grow chemical-free food and fish in a closed-loop system.

Aquaponics University (AU) offers our own Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© that teaches individuals how to grow chemical-free food and fish in a closed-loop system.

REFUND POLICY: Please note. You may ask for and receive a full refund of your tuition up until you receive one or more of the sections of the Aquaponics University  Portable Farms® Aquaponics System Course© . At the point you open the email containing the Course Material there will be no refund due because you have received some of the Intellectual Property and have received benefits of the Course.


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are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


Aquaponics Systems MUST be Self Sustaining to Feed the Hungry

Aquaponics Systems MUST be Self Sustaining to Feed the Hungry 
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

hands many colors2Please note: The majority of the food grown in Portable Farms® MUST be sold and not given away to those in need so the aquaponics operation becomes self-sustaining and is able to pay for the ongoing costs of seeds, fish food, water, electrical power, labor, etc. Most charitable funding eventually shifts to be reallocated to other projects. 

Why? Because the focus of donor funding always shifts, over time, to various causes and if (for whatever reason) the funders or donors who are supplying the money for the ongoing costs of labor, water, electricity, etc., required to operate Portable Farms® decide to reallocate that funding to another cause, the aquaponics system will eventually fail. While good deeds are encouraged in the world, nothing (not even funding) lasts forever.

However, if food grown in Portable Farms® is SOLD (even at a reduced price) to pay the necessary operating expenses for the Portable Farm, the operation has a chance for long-term survival in that community.

The allure of finding a way to provide food for those who need it most is an amazingly powerful desire for many to play a part to help keep society healthy and growing. However, the built-in problem is finding a way to accomplish this feat as a sustainable business model.

The question we ask those who call us regarding the use of Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems in areas of charitable giving is, “How can you feed the ‘needy’ and make enough profit by selling food so the system pays for itself and has the funds to continue to operate over time?”

bizgroupThe answer to the question of feeding the hungry is vital to know because like any successful business or enterprise, there are ongoing costs that must be paid or even the best-intentions will eventually fail.

No foundation, grant, government agency, corporate sponsorship or individual contribution can continue to fund an operation forever and ever and ever. At some point, their priorities change or they are no longer able to ‘give’ and that funding ends.

 

 

 

please give ladyA different approach would be to have the installation operated by paid workers and using some of the food that is grown (fish and vegetables) be given to local food banks or other charity-distribution organizations (soup kitchens, shelters, etc.), and selling the rest to local food markets in the area, or you can sell the rest of the food at greatly reduced (lower) prices to make sure the installation at least breaks even and can continue to operate.

As a business model commercial aquaponics does not appear to be an ideal solution for urban food deserts and feeding the needy. But wait, there may be some structure that may work.

In inner cities with large populations, a professionally operated commercial aquaponics system could sell the produce locally and fulfill the mandates of producing food locally and feeding the hungry. Here is one possibility:

Working with an investor, foundation, charity or community group to fund the initial capital cost of the installation of a commercial aquaponics system and instead of focusing on the high-end restaurants, resort hotels, casinos, upscale markets, hospitals and prisons, focus instead on selling to the locals in the community. The locals can pay the going prices for the produce and the owners can realize a profit because the systems produce food very inexpensively and there are no transportation costs. If those who purchase the food are willing to donate some of the food they purchase back to those in need as a charitable contribution, it benefits everyone in the community.

Commercial aquaponics installations are ‘front end capital loaded,’ meaning that the initial cost is mostly in the building of the installation. The ongoing and operational expenses are very reasonable and easily covered from revenue.

aug 20 farm interior aquaponicsOne of the most compelling facets of the Portable Farms Aquaponics System is that it starts producing food and a cash flow within four to five weeks after completion.

A win: win is in order here. The ROI (return on investment) may get stretched out a bit longer than a typical ‘for profit venture,’ but the locals will have fresh, locally grown, pesticide free food that they can enjoy and at the same time, they have an opportunity to give back to their community. Expansion can also be funded by the cash flow from the commercial installation.



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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


Is Duckweed The Food of the Future?

Portable FarmsIs Duckweed The Food of the Future?
– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Duckweed MAY be the food of the future. There is no doubt about that. Grown under ideal conditions, duckweed ranges between 25% and 45% protein and doubles its growth every 36 hours, and OUR TILAPIA love to eat it.

 

We do not profess to be experts at growing farm-raised duckweed to feed our fish. In fact, quite the opposite is true. We have grown duckweed in kiddy-pools, large and small containers and even open-air tanks off-and-on for many years and we have not always been successful in our efforts to maintain our duckweed farms, but we keep trying and we continue to experiment to find the answers to pass along to you.

Duckweed seems to overgrow in places that people do not want it to grow – like ponds, rivers and lakes, but it’s been difficult for us to raise it in tubs for more than a few weeks before it dies. If duckweed covers the surface of a body of water, there is an oxygen depletion which kills fish in the ponds, rivers or lakes. (Feed tilapia only enough for them to eat. The remnants are picked off over time.)

Our latest experiments for growing duckweed suggests putting PVC pipes or PVC fittings in the water in the tanks for the duckweed to grow around it (which makes sense) so we’re going to try that and we’ll keep you posted.

If you plan to raise enough farm-raised duckweed to feed your fish for a commercial sized-farm, we recommend you speak with a local botanist in your area that might be able to guide you better than we can. There is a vast amount of scientific research and available information on the Internet about duckweed.

Portable FarmsHere’s a close-up photo of duckweed on our fingertips

Fun fact: People asked us for a long time what duckweed tasted like. One day our construction engineer said, ‘Well, I guess you ought to taste it so you can tell them.’ So I did. It tastes like watercress. Tangy, peppery and very clean tasting. ‘Thought you’d like to know.’ – Colle

Also, starch that comes from duckweed can quickly be changed into ethanol, which it can used instead of corn for ethanol. Farmers from large-scale hog farms, rid their waste through large duckweed lagoons.” It helps manage their animal wastes through biological treatment and can even ‘clean’ hog-waste water and makes the water potable by running the water through enough duckweed. Interesting, eh?

Here are a few links for you to study duckweed and its benefits and complexities:

http://www.fishfarming.com/duckweed.html
http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd7/1/3.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemna
http://www.mobot.org/jwcross/duckweed/Fish.htm

Portable FarmsDuckweed in kids 8′ kiddy pools

In fact, here is a link to a technical working paper by researchers for the World Bank, Duckweed Aquaculture, A New Aquatic Farming System for Developing Countries, by Paul Skillicorn, William Spira and William Journey – Emena Technical Department, Agricultural Division. http://www.p2pays.org/ref/09/08875.htm#Morphology

Advice for ridding unwanted duckweed from ponds from the Royal Horticultural Society in London:

Non-chemical controls: Complete control is impossible and growth should be controlled before it reaches nuisance levels. Try the following for control and prevention of duckweed:

  • On small ponds repeated raking or netting will keep the weed under control. Continuous removal is usually necessary
  • On larger pools use a floating boom to sweep from end to end. Sweep at intervals from early in the season and continue until winter dormancy
  • You can compost the removed weed
  • Fit stop-boards at any upstream inlets to prevent duckweeds entering ponds or lakes
  • Weed-eating water birds, such as domestic and ornamental ducks, moorhens and coots will provide some degree of control
  • Grass carp will eat Lemna species
  • Shading can reduce duckweed growth. This can be achieved by planting on the south side of the pond. Waterlilies and other plants with floating leaves can also substantially reduce the level of duckweed. The use of a fountain to disturb the surface may also help

VISIT AQUAPONICS UNIVERSITY AND LEARN ABOUT AQUAPONICS!


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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD, Aquaponics GOLD and Commercial Aquaponics GOLD
are published by Concept to Licensing LLC. 

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Commercial Aquaponics GOLD – eBook – $69.95

Published March 2015

Buy Commercial Aquaponics GOLD  – CLICK HERE.

  • Commercial Aquaponics GOLD is the information you will need to make an informed business decision about commercial aquaponics growing in controlled environment agricultural (CEA).
  • We’re also offering TWO BONUSES: 1) A business plan template  designed specifically for aquaponics to present to funders and 2) PFAS LLC’s Executive Summary showing production and operating costs, profits and best-produce choices to achieve the shortest Return on Investment.

 

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.

Listen to an important message from Colle Davis, Lead Inventor, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems


 

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Backyard Aquaponics GOLD  – eBook –  $9.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published March 2015

Buy Backyard Aquaponics GOLD: CLICK HERE.

Backyard Aquaponics GOLD by Colle and Phyllis Davis is presented as an overview for those considering the option of installing an aquaponics system near their home for a greater degree of sustainability and food safety for themselves and their family. The suggestions provided in this ebook cover the topic of year-round growing with aquaponics prior to studying other topics regarding raising healthy fish and vegetables. 

After reading this 45 page ebook (over 10,500 words with dozens of images), you’ll be able to make the decision about whether aquaponics IS FOR YOU. 

 

 


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AQUAPONICS GOLD©  – eBook  – $39.95

– by Colle and Phyllis Davis

Published February 2015

Buy Aquaponics Gold: CLICK HERE

Raising Healthy Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics

Revealing 17 Trade Secrets and 100 PAGES OF GREAT information!
Learn Tips and Trick from Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems
.

 LISTEN TO PHYLLIS DAVIS TELL YOU ABOUT AQUAPONICS GOLD.

Buy Aquaponics Gold Here

The purpose of this book is to fill in the gap between the burgeoning varieties of technology available today for aquaponics and all the various growing techniques. It is our pleasure to offer many of our own time-tested and effective techniques for raising healthy fish and plants in aquaponics.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE NEW EBOOK: CLICK HERE.


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