What are some information resources on plans for aquaponics systems?
C.G.WisconsinAnswer: Thank you for your recent request for information from ATTRA, the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. I am pleased to provide you with information on plans for aquaponics systems.Two authoritative guidebooks with details on system design and construction are:The Aquaponics Guidebook404.963.5998 or 404.421.1894An online publication ($19.95 PDF download) covering the basic functional models of aquaponics, the potential for growth of a new industry, how to think about a contained balanced ecosystem, financial models and potential for business development, designing your own system (what you need to know), strategies for growing your system overtime, a step-by-step guide to getting your bacterial culture started, active links take you to key product websites, and a link to in-depth government knowledge bases about finance and science.Aquaponic Food ProductionNelson and Pade, Inc608-297-8708$29.95. The process, system components, system designs, daily operation and maintenance, and more.Aquaponics OverviewNelson and Pade, Inc608-297-8708Detailed information on aquaponics, including instructions for building a mini-system available online at https://www.aquaponics.com/articles/buildminiaquaponics.phpNelson and Pade also offers several systems for sale. Details are available at https://www.aquaponics.com/systems/aquaponicssystems.phpSouthern Regional Aquaculture CenterRecirculating Aquaculture and Aquaponic Systems publicationsThe SRAC offers the following publications as free PDF downloads:SRAC 0451 Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: An Overview of Critical ConsiderationsSRAC 0452 Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: Management of Recirculating SystemsSRAC 0453 Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: Component OptionsSRAC 0454 Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: Aquaponics Integrating Fish and Plant CultureSRAC 0456 The Economics of Recirculating Tank Systems: A Spreadsheet for Individual AnalysisSRAC 4500 Partitioned Aquaculture SystemsSRAC 4501 Constructing a Simple and Inexpensive Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) for Classroom Use