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Aquaponics: 2012 & Beyond

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Aquaponics allows anyone to grow thier own self-sustainable crops 24/7/365!

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Aquaponics: 2012 & Beyond

  1. 1. AQUAPONICS:2012 & BEYOND
  2. 2. Applying a background inmicrobiology and biotechnology tothe art and science of aquaponicand hydroponic growing. Shawn Odneal Ownershawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  3. 3. AQUAPONICS Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, lobster and even mussels in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.shawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  4. 4. AQUAPONICSshawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  5. 5. AQUAPONICS ONLY PLAYS IN SLIDESHOW MODEshawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  6. 6. Top Aquaponic Crops  Lettuce  Chives  Herbs  Watercress  Arugula  Pepper  Tomato  Peas  Strawberryshawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  7. 7. Watering  TIP 1: Flood and Drain  TIP 2: Constant Flow  Bell Siphon  TIP 3: Nutrient Film  Technique(NFT)shawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  8. 8. Fertilization  TIP 1: Patience  TIP 2: Fish Type  TIP 3: Better w/ Age
  9. 9. Lighting  TIP 1: Spectrums  TIP 2: Energy Cost  TIP 3: Plant choicesshawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  10. 10. Ideal Fish  Capable of reproducing in captivity  Produce numerous and hardy eggs and young  Adaptable to many types of culture systems  Adaptable to multi-species farming (polyculture)  Exhibit rapid growth to a large maximum size  Readily adapt to artificial feeds  Tolerant of crowding and high density conditionsshawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  11. 11. Ideal Fish Yell ow P er chTila pia Cha n Cat nel fish
  12. 12. Ideal Fish, Etc… L ob sterKoi Mu sse ls Gol d fish
  13. 13. From Commercial Greenhouses to Home Gardens
  14. 14. From Simple to Complex
  15. 15. …To Just Plain WEIRD!shawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  16. 16. LED – The Future? A light-emitting diode is a semiconductor light source. LEDs are used as indicator lamps in many devices and are increasingly used for other lighting.shawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  17. 17. LED – The Future?shawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  18. 18. Why Grow Aquaponic? • You can save money. • It’s possible to grow year-round. • Plants are healthier in a controlled environment. • Fish live and reproduce happily • Homegrown vegetables & herbs taste better. • Conservation of water And best of all… It’s sustainable!shawn odneal - root 66 -shawn@hydroaquaponics.com
  19. 19. AQUAPONICS: 2011 & BEYOND Continue the conversation…Search: Root 66 Aquaponics
  20. 20. AQUAPONICS:2011 & BEYOND THANK YOU! Shawn Odneal shawn@hydroaquaponics.com

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