Category Archive: Aquaponics

Operating an Aquaponics System

Operating an Aquaponics System by 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 is, or …

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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 Please 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, …

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Carbon Neutral and Pesticide-Free Food Production

Carbon Neutral and Pesticide-Free Food Production  By Colle and Phyllis Davis Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems is a carbon neutral and pesticide-free food production facility designed to use readily available off-the-shelf equipment and materials to grow healthy green vegetables including tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers to raise your fish. PFAS LLC’s goal is to provide our customers …

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Aquaponics Uses 90 to 95% LESS WATER than Traditional Agriculture.

Aquaponics Uses 90 to 95% LESS WATER than Traditional Agriculture. – by Colle and Phyllis Davis As global warming, the price of gas, drought conditions and desertification continue to impact agriculture, the world is aggressively looking for new ways to grow food locally, using less water than is required by traditional agricultural methods. 75% of …

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Cucumbers Are BIG MONEY When Grown in Portable Farms

PatioPonics Portable Farm Cucumbers Harvested February 9, 2012

Cucumbers Are BIG MONEY When Grown in Portable Farms® by Colle and Phyllis Davis Cucumbers are delicious in salads, as a side dish garnished with vinegar and spices, as part of a refreshing addition to a relish tray or even sliced and served on a sandwich! The cucumber has long been known as a summer …

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Before and After Photos – 40 Days Growth in a Portable Farm

Before and After Photos – 40 Days Growth in a Portable Farm – by Colle and Phyllis Davis This small Portable Farms® Aquaponics System feeds TEN adults . . . FOREVER. This greenhouse is 16′ x 33′ (528 square feet) and contains 264 square feet of Grow Tray space. PFAS LLC  is proud to show …

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Aquaponics is So EASY: Plant, Harvest and Feed the Fish

Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics is So EASY: Plant, Harvest and Feed the Fish – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Aquaponics is a balance of water, fish, plants and bacteria. A balance of these four components is what makes a successful aquaponics system. The tilapia fish in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are healthy. Our plants grow to maturation and ripeness …

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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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Jump Start Your Summer Growing with an Aquaponics System

Jump Start Your Summer Growing. Better YET . . . Grow Food for your Family YEAR ROUND in any Weather! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis 1. Determine the SIZE for your aquaponics system: Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are high intensity food production systems that produce prodigious amounts of food year round in any climate. Here is …

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Precision Growing in Aquaponics Systems

Precision Growing with Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Precision growing is defined as ‘delivering the exact nutrients and other requirements that are needed by growing plants at exactly the right time in the exactly the required amounts.’ The growing space is utilized in a much more efficient and effective manner. …

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