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Fill & Drain vs. Raft Aquaponics

Fill & Drain vs. Raft Aquaponics– by Colle and Phyllis Davis The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are ideally designed for community aquaponics growing.  One acre of land can accommodate 120 Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems’ modules installed in four separate greenhouses housing 30 modules each to grow 320,000 vegetables and 92,000 pounds of fish which will feed …

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Feeding the Hungry with Portable Farms®

Feeding the Hungry with Portable Farms® – by Colle and Phyllis Davis As we find ourselves in the midst of pandemic and unemployment, 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. Now …

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Duckweed to Feed Tilapia in Aquaponics – The Food of the Future

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Duckweed to Feed Tilapia in Aquaponics – The Food of the Future– by Colle and Phyllis Davis Duckweed MAY be the food of the future. 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 along with their fish chow. …

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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 …

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The Fish Works Best in Aquaponics is Tilapia

This Fish Works Best in Aquaponics is Tilapia -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tilapia is the fish most used in aquaponics. This fish works best in aqupaonics is tilapia. We use tilapia because they thrive in water temperature in the low 80’s° F, the water can be fresh water, brackish water or even salty water, …

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12-Month Aquaponics Gardening in a Lean-to Greenhouse

12-Month Aquaponics Gardening in a Lean-to Greenhouse By Colle and Phyllis Davis People are contacting us regarding 12-month aquaponics gardening in a lean-to greenhouse built next to their house. This article addresses the answers to their questions. The ideal location to for your aquaponics installation may or may not be where you want to build …

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Aquaponics Is a Perfect Match for Those with an Ambulatory Disability

Aquaponics Is a Perfect Match for Those with an Ambulatory Disability  LOVE TO GARDEN? But, can’t bend or stoop? Portable Farms® has a solution! – by the Inventors of Portable Farms®  Aquaponics Systems Until now, ‘dirt gardens’ have not been an option for those with ambulatory disabilities because of their difficulty reaching down to the ground dig …

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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, …

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Perfect Growing Conditions

Perfect Growing Conditions Grow Healthy Plants and Fish -by Colle Davis and Phyllis Davis Please allow us to BRAY like a happy donkey about our farms. All of their food (nutrients) arrives twice per day of a warm fish effluent (heavy waste was removed). Nutrient-rich 80 degree water is refreshed and oxygenated a couple of …

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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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