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Building and Caring for a Miniature Aquaponics System
Aquaponics is a method of sustainable agriculture that uses the symbiotic relationship between food, beneficial bacteria and plants to grow food. This publication provides step-by-step instructions for building a miniature aquaponics system that produces food while still being cost-effective.
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An Overview of Aquaponic Systems: Aquaculture Components
Aquaponics is the union of hydroponics and aquaculture for a fast, efficient method of producing both plant and fish crops. This publication discusses the aquaculture components of an aquaponics system, focusing on the design and materials needed to construct the system.
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An Overview of Aquaponic Systems: Hydroponic Components
Aquaponics is the union of hydroponics and aquaculture for a fast, efficient method of producing both plant and fish crops. This publication discusses how an aquaponics system works, showcasing the model used at Iowa State University. It provides information on construction and design, with photos used to clearly illustrate how the system works.
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Iowa Fish Processing Frequently Asked Questions
Aquaculture production is the fastest growing segment of agriculture on a global scale, and is a growing industry in Iowa. This publication addresses frequently asked questions regarding seafood and fish processing in Iowa.
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Intro Guide to Pond Management
This 27 minute guide discusses management techniques for pond management. We take a look at how size, shape, depth and location influence how ponds need to be cared for.



Presented by Allen Pattillo, Iowa State University Extension Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialist.
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Aquatic Plant Management
This 25 minute video discusses how to manage aquatic ponds and the plants that grow in them. Information is given on integrated pest management and controlling unwanted plant growth within the pond.



Presented by Allen Pattillo, Iowa State University Extension Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialist.
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Fish Stocking Guide for Iowa Ponds
This 17 minute guide to stocking fish in Iowa ponds discusses proper pond construction, choosing the right fish for the pond and correct harvesting techniques.



Presented by Allen Pattillo, Iowa State University Extension Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialist.
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Fish Health Considerations for Recirculating Aquaculture
Fish health is critical to aquaculture production. This publication discusses how stress, disease, and other issues can impact the production of fish in a predictable manner, market a high-quality product, and ultimately generate the greatest possible revenue.
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Feeding Practices for Recirculating Aquaculture
Selecting the proper feeds and feeding methods is an important aspect of fish growth. Feed considerations are a fundamental part of indoor recirculating aquaculture. This publication provides an overview of feed options and feeding practices for best results.
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Standard Operating Procedures - Feeding Practices for Recirculating Aquaculture
Feeding practices for fish are critical to aquaculture production. This publication provides an overview of standard operating procedures to implement to ensure good feeding practices and tips on what to do in case of emergency.
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Water Quality Management for Recirculating Aquaculture
Water quality is a term that reflects the overall ability of culture water to provide optimal growth conditions for the species of interest. Aquaculture producers can use this publication to learn how water quality supports fish health.
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Aquaculture Water Treatment Calculations
This publication provides take sizes and volumes to determine the best solution for fish production in your aquaculture operation.
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Aquatic Plant Management -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Discover biological, chemical and integrated management methods to control aquatic weeds.
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Freshwater Aquarium Management -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Find tips on selecting and maintaining a home aquarium. Consider tank size and shape, stand and positioning, hood, filters, air pumps, heaters, ornaments and hiding places. Also tips for fish purchasing and stocking, water changes and cleaning, disease and treatment, and algae problems.
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Use of Copper Compounds in Aquatic Systems -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Find out how to safely use copper compounds to control algae in farm ponds. Determine dosage rates for your pond size and water type, select proper tools, and know best handling methods.
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Building Quality Ponds -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
A quality pond stores the cleanest water possible. This publication describes suitable water sources and the design and maintenance of water impoundments.
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Calculation and Conversions for Fisheries -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Includes information to calculate surface areas, depth, and water volume as well as various useful conversions.
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Intensive Aquaculture Systems -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Interest in aquaculture (fish farming) is increasing. This brochure provides potential aquaculturists with information to help them objectively study the feasibility of adding intensive aquaculture to their farming enterprises.
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Water Quality -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Water, the most important component for raising fish, is often the most neglected factor. The purpose of this publication is to assist the fish farmer or pond owner in pond management.
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Farm Ponds -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Ponds are, at times, both complex and simple ecosystems. Pond complexity depends on the food webs involving many types of organisms. This publication addresses concerns of landowners who wish to continue to enjoy their farm ponds.
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Duckweed
Learn about biological, mechanical, and chemical control of this common aquatic weed in Iowa waters.
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