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Category: Portable Farms

Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the same!

Aquaculture and Aquaponics are NOT the Same Thing!– by Colle and Phyllis Davis  The U.S. government is pushing for increased farm-raised fish production (in order to erase a seafood trade deficit). Estimates are that half the fish consumed worldwide will be farm/tank raised by the year 2025. The main difference is that aquaponics’ tank-grown fish …

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Grow and Sell Food with Commercial Aquaponics

Grow and Sell Food with Commercial Aquaponics  Lettuce grown in Portable Farms uses 95% less water than traditional agriculture and grows in HALF the time as soil-grown lettuces.   Aquaponics Dan Burden, AgMRC Content Specialist D. Allen Pattillo, Department of Natural Resources Ecology & Management, Iowa State University; North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NRAC) This closed-loop …

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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 fish …

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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 are created and year round food production is available in three months when grown in greenhouses or warehouses. Aquaponics grows pesticide …

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Feeding the Hungry with Portable Farms®

Feeding the Hungry with Portable Farms® – by Colle and Phyllis Davis In today’s world of chaos, fear, hunger, poverty, dishonesty and crushing bureaucracy, there is a way to help those as close as your family or as inclusive as your community or even a larger section of the earth by installing an aquaponics system. …

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FISH POOP IS NOT ENOUGH!

FISH POOP IS NOT ENOUGH! – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Our Fish Friendly Mineral Rock Dust gives your aquaponics system a HEALTHY KICK for growing health plants and fish without the use of chemicals: – Iron – Magnesium – Calcium – Potassium (vital for blooming plants, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc.) – It also includes other …

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Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun 

Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun– by Colle and Phyllis Davis Start your own hobby farm and invite your entire family to care for the fish and plants to grow your own food. A small farm requires only five-minutes a day to feed the fish and tend to the plants. For most people, having …

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Aquaponics for Beginners

Aquaponics for Beginners– By Colle and Phyllis Davis There are literally millions of pages on the Internet about the topic of aquaponics. JOIN THE PORTABLE FARMS FAMILY. PFAS LLC’s website has been visited several million times over the last 12 months, and we are only one of the many other sites available. To start the journey of …

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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 Your first step is to determine the SIZE for your aquaponics system. One grow tray containing what we call ‘wasabi lettuce.’ It tastes exactly like wasabi. Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are high …

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Cost of An Aquaponics System and Operating Tasks

Cost of An Aquaponics System and Operating Tasks 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) …

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