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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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Standard Operating Procedures - Fish Health Management for Recirculating Aquaculture
Fish health is critical to aquaculture production. This publication provides an overview of standard operating procedures to implement to ensure good fish health.
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Fish Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this fish monitoring sheet as a guide to record fish health.
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Fish Monitoring Excel Sheet
Aquaculture producers can use this downloadable and customizable Excel spreadsheet to record fish health.
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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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Feeding Practices Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this sheet as a guide to monitor fish feeding practices.
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Feeding Practices Monitoring Excel Sheet
Aquaculture producers can use this downloadable and customizable Excel spreadsheet to record fish feeding activity.
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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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Standard Operating Procedures - Water Quality Management for Recirculating Aquaculture
Water quality management for fish is critical to aquaculture production. Aquaculture producers can use this publication with standard operating procedures to implement to ensure good water quality for production.
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Water Quality Management Monitoring Sheet (Sample)
Aquaculture producers can use this sheet as a guide for recording water quality information.
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Water Quality Management Monitoring Excel Sheet
Aquaculture producers can use this downloadable and customizable Excel spreadsheet to record water quality.
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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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Cage Fish Culture -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Cage culture of fish uses existing water resources but encloses the fish in a cage or basket that allows water to pass freely between the fish and the pond. Consider the advantages and disadvantages. Also read about details of site selection, cage construction, species suitable for cage culture, and more.
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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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Getting Started in Aquaculture Enterprises -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Things to consider to begin a fish farming enterprise regarding production, facilities, marketing, and legal issues.
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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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Is Fish Farming for You? -- Managing Iowa Fisheries
Fish farming, or aquaculture, has attracted the attention of farmers, landowners, and investors as an alternative agriculture enterprise in Iowa. If you are considering fish farming, this checklist may help you determine whether it’s feasible.
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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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Water Issues in the Four State Heartland Region: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Water Issues in Iowa: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Water Issues in Nebraska: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Water Issues in Kansas: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Water Issues in Missouri: A Survey of Public Perceptions and Attitudes about Water
This report is easiest to read when printed in color. A black and white version is being developed and will be posted when available.
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Duckweed
Learn about biological, mechanical, and chemical control of this common aquatic weed in Iowa waters.
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