As I'm new to Aquaponics, I wanted a good text and lots of diagrams and pictures to gain understanding, which I expected from 'An Idiot's Guide', but there are no more than a handful of poor quality visual aids. It seems impossible to me to try to describe how to make a siphon without a diagram, but the author tries to do just that, amongst other complex explanations.
I wouldn't recommend this book to a novice, especially if you're serious about building your own system, as you'll have more questions than answers at the end of it, and at over £11, it failed to meet my expectations.
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Aquaponic Gardening: Discover the Dual Benefits of Raising Fish and Plants Together (Idiot's Guides) (Complete Idiot's Guide to) Paperback – Illustrated, April 2, 2013
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Meg Stout is an engineer who blogs about aquaponics. She specializes in home-scale aquaponic systems, using her training in physics (George Mason University) and product development (Naval Postgraduate School) to design inexpensive systems. She has conducted hands-on workshops of systems at the Aquaponics Association Conference, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and the Home-Grown Institute. She also assists businesses and nonprofits to create aquaponic systems to further their organizational goals. Stout was a founding officer in the Aquaponics Association and served as the director of programs and policies.
- Publisher : Alpha; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2013)
- Publication date : April 2, 2013
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1615642358
- ISBN-13 : 978-1615642359
- Reading age : 18 years and up
- Dimensions : 7.31 x 0.73 x 9.13 inches
- Amazon Bestseller: #2,905,302 in Foreign Language Books (See Top 100 in Foreign Language Books)
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Meg knows her stuff but fails to get it acrossReviewed in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2013
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Great full of ideasReviewed in the United Kingdom on August 8, 2019
Bought for the wife. She loves its . My garden is now full of Aquaponics
dissapointingReviewed in Germany on May 21, 2014
I read this whole book. There are some interesting topics you wouldn't expect like breeding soldier flyes as fish food, but the descriptions are very short. There are a lot of DIY plans in it, but WITHOUT any pictures. Sometimes you do not even know the exact function of the construct you're supposed to build or even what it will look like. I just can't recommand this book.
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Great.Reviewed in Canada on March 24, 2017
Arrived and was very good. not really what I wanted but that's okay cus its in my library now.
Great starter bookReviewed in Australia on September 18, 2017
Well written book for aquaponic beginners, easily understood and descriptive. It could do with a few more diagrams and photos, but the resources links make up for that.