Category: aquaponics systems

Aquaponics in COLD Climates is Ideal for Greens

Aquaponics in COLD Climates is Ideal for Greens– by Colle and Phyllis Davis The key to the success of aquaponics in cold climates is the climatically adapted structure housing the installation. In tropical and warm climate installation, less planning and careful construction are required for success, but even in very cold climates, aquaponics can be …

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Energy-Saving Devices for Aquaponics in Cold Climates

New Energy-Saving Devices for Aquaponics in Cold Climates – by Colle and Phyllis Davis We receive many inquiries from people who live in very COLD climates who ask us, “Does aquaponics work in cold climates?” And our answer is always, “YES IT DOES! In fact, it’s actually easier to heat a greenhouse than it is …

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Think Ahead for Winter Growing

The Happy Portable Farmer, Colle Davis (aka The Fish Whisperer), Inventor, with a single head of lettuce from one of his own Portable Farmsâ„¢ Aquaponics Systems that was grown in only 40 days. This is an unretouched photo.

Winter Growing in Aquaponics– by Colle and Phyllis Davis Yes, you can grow a variety of crops YEAR ROUND in aquaponics in acclimatized greenhouses if you install grow lights for use during winter months to extend the light of the day. In order to grow food you need six hours of direct sunlight per day …

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Rent a Greenhouse for a One Year Return-on-Investment

Rent a Greenhouse for a One Year Return-on-Investment – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Rent a greenhouse instead of building one for your commercial aquaponics system and get a one year return on your investment. In Southern California (obviously, a biased sampling) the cost to lease a greenhouse of 25,000 to 75,000 sq ft is from …

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Aquaponics Food Tastes Great! GROW YOUR OWN

Aquaponics Food Tastes Great! GROW YOUR OWN– by Colle and Phyllis Davis   Eight Green Bean plants grown in a Portable Farm yielding 200 green beans six weeks after planting. Isn’t it time to simplify your life and enjoy quality time and food? Globally, self-sufficiency is becoming main stream in 2020 as individuals and communities …

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Here is The Difference Between Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Here is The Difference Between Hydroponics and Aquaponics– by Colle and Phyllis Davis A commercial aquaponics system creates immediate jobs and food for semi-skilled people trained in less than a week. Permanent full-time jobs and year round food production in three months in greenhouses or warehouse. Grows pesticide free food, table vegetables and fish, raised …

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Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish”

Cheap Aquaponics “Startup Fish” – by Colle and Phyllis Davis “Can we use goldfish or crayfish or something besides tilapia in our backyard aquaponics system?” This is a frequently asked question and prompted a conversation with a new ‘aquaponist’ at my local Home Depot store which has prompted me to make a list of the …

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Portable Farms® – Go Solar and OFF GRID. So, Sexy.

Portable Farms® – Go Solar and OFF GRID. So, Sexy. – By Colle and Phyllis Davis PFAS LL offers Portable Farms® Kits designed for SOLAR installations. The PFAS LLC Research Center installation at our headquarters in Southern Florida has operated on solar power since last August and has not missed a beat. The system is …

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YEAR ROUND Ideal Growing Conditions for Aquaponics

YEAR ROUND Ideal Growing Conditions for Aquaponics – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  One single head of India Mustard (tastes like a spicy lettuce) that was harvested from a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.  Question:   “How is it possible that Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems can grow such DELICIOUS and nutrient rich food year round?” Answers: In sunlight, plans …

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Cost and Operations of An Aquaponics System

Cost and Operations of an Aquaponics Systemby Colle and Phyllis Davis READ THE ENTIRE AQUAPONICS COURSE OUTLINE: CLICK HERE. The majority of daily tasks include planting, harvesting and feeding the fish. Repeat the next day. There are two assumptions that will be made here regarding the operations for a backyard aquaponics system: 1) your installation …

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