This book is the ‘recirculating aquaculture Bible’. It contains everything you need to know about recirculating aquaculture, in tanks. Aquaponics systems are a form of recirculating aquaculture systems, that use hydroponic beds full of vegetable crops as the biofilter for the fish farm. This is true whether you are using tilapia as your stock fish or some other species such as trout. This form of fish farming is very sustainable aquaculture.
How to breed and keep fish commercially.
The various ways of keeping and breeding commonly farmed fish such as tilapia (oreochromis spp.) in these aquaculture systems are described in detail.
Technical details and explanations.
It is a heavy tome full of all the technical details and explanations you could wish for. It is used as a textbook on aquaculture in university agricultural science courses. It is a standard required textbook on most high-level aquaculture courses, including aquaponics courses.
The science of Recirculating Aquaculture
If you want to know about the scientific basis for recirculating aquaculture in tanks of water, and tilapia husbandry, here it is. All the biology, physics and chemistry involved are described here in detail.
The tanks and plumbing.
If you want to know about the plumbing of these recirculating aquaculture systems (R.A.S. systems) then it is explained here.
How sustainable is it?
If you want to know how sustainable aquaculture in recirculating aquaculture systems can be, you can get down to basics with it here.
Tilapia feeding schedules, and the results of decades of aquaculture research on how to get these fish to grow to standard and to schedule, are described.
Recirculating aquaculture systems can be easily included in any sustainable aquaculture project as part of a sustainable farming business.
Science training required.
You will, however, require some previous science training, this is not for complete beginners. Sustainable aquaculture requires some previous experience of keeping fish and running a market gardening operation successfully as a business to prosper.
Aquaculture reference manual for farmers.
However, having read this book, and having it to hand as a reference manual, can only help you understand the advantages and the risks of sustainable aquaculture and running aquaculture systems as part of your farming enterprise.
Different from extensive aquaculture.
Sustainable aquaculture using recirculating aquaculture systems is quite different from extensive aquaculture farming in ponds. The environment in ponds is not as controlled or water-efficient as that in recirculating aquaculture systems. All the inputs in recirculating aquaculture systems are far more controllable and usually less than in extensive aquaculture.
Closer control on aquaculture inputs.
For instance, you can far more closely control your tilapia feed rate in recirculating aquaculture, and get more weight of fish for your feed dollars. Decades of aquaculture research have gone into this book to prove that this is so. To find out more details on how this is done, I suggest you invest in a copy and read it! Click here for Recirculating Aquaculture or on the picture below to obtain a copy/