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Why Aquaponics? Why NOW?


This is a Copy of our January 2014 Aquaponics USA & Aquaponics World Newsletter. If you’d like to view this Newsletter as it appeared in its Constant Contact format go here: http://conta.cc/K08S4i

We have posted all four of our Newsletters on our Word Press Blog starting with January first and progressing through to April. This is the first year we’ve put out Monthly Newsletters. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we’re enjoying sharing our journey.

Sustainably,

Aquaponics USA & Aquaponics World, LLC

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There’s a 3-pronged threat facing our planet and Aquaponics is the answer.

 Dear Subscriber:

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news in this, our first Official Monthly Newsletter. So let’s start again and wish you all a Happy New Year. You can expect to receive a Newsletter from us every month during 2014. It’s one of the Projects on our new How To Get Things Done Projects List. We’ll share more about that later. This first Newsletter is all about the important role Aquaponics is playing in the Food, Water and Fish Crisis.

We Have Entered A Time of Crisis:

And our world is now dealing with a shortage of food, water and fish. You can read all about these shortages on our AquaponicsWorld.net website. Just click on The Food Independence Project pdf. on our Home Page. It’s a real eye-opener. Also be sure to look at some of the TED Talks and Videos about these important issues.

We talk about how the world is losing it’s soil and that soils could vanish within the next 60 years due to Big Agra farming practices unless drastic action is taken. We talk about the world-wide demand for water has tripled in the last 50 years leaving even highly developed countries like the U.S. facing water shortages. And we talk about how we have recklessly overfished our oceans and pushed many species of wild fish to near extinction levels. These are serious problems we’re facing.

But there’s something new added to the mix–Fukushima. We know this is shocking and really sad to have to say, but Pacific Ocean fish is no longer safe to eat. The plumes of radiation from Fukushima have contaminated our Pacific West Coast. We have to learn to grow our own fish; and that’s one of the reasons why Aquaponics is so important at this challenging time.

But don’t despair, Aquaponics is here and . . .

If you’re an optimist like we are over here at Aquaponics USA and Aquaponics World, you get it that a perfect storm like this wouldn’t arise if there weren’t a solution that could solve the problem arising with it. Aquaponics is that solution.

It’s all about the Water, Intelligent One.

Aquaponics food growing technology is a recirculating aquaculture system, also known as RAS so it saves 90% of the water used in tillage farming. Water doesn’t get lost in the ground. It just keeps recirculating through the system over and over and over. There is some water loss due to plant uptake and evaporation; but it’s minimal compared to traditional soil farming.

We’re Under Construction at Aquaponics World!

We’re located in the high desert of California above Palm Springs; and in case you’re wondering, we have winter here–cold, below freezing nights. So we’re building an enclosed fishroom where we’ll be putting our fish tanks and other components to demonstrate our Food Forever™ Farm designs. This will be the fish part of our Micro Farm, a miniature version of a full-scale, 10,000 sq. ft. Food Forever™ Farm.

Our Deep Water Culture (DWC) Beds, Duffy Ducts™

And these are the Grow Beds that we’ll be installing in the Growroom that sits next to the Fishroom. We’ll be growing leafy greens, including lettuce, sweet basil, greek basil in these individual DWC Beds that can grow more food using less water than standard DWC Beds.

Back to the new Aquaponics World Fishroom with its Dilution Solution!

Where we’ve added a new component to our system, the Dilution Solution Tank.

This is where you can safely input the few additives like pH-UP, chelated iron or Maxicrop that might be required to optimize your system. These solutions are simply poured into the top of this 60 gallon rain barrel where they mix with the filtered water from the Solid Separation System before entering the fish tanks.

Another Proprietary Component in the Fishroom:

This is our Water Enhancement Technology that we call WET. It’s a Mineralization Tower that greatly reduces the amount of suspended solids while putting out dissolved solids.

With the increased amount of dissolved solids and added nitrates provided by this process, the plants now have a greater amount of nutrients with which to grow.

By keeping the fish waste solids in the system and mineralizing them, the amount of nutrients available to the plants is about double that of a system that completely removes the solids. This process allows for the growth of more plants while keeping the water clean.

Another Proprietary Aquaponics World Food Forever™ Farm Design

 

A design was needed that split the system water into two paths, one with very clean water that could be used efficiently in the grow beds, and one path that would send the water containing the fish waste solids to be processed in its own system. It was desirable to have a continuous flow during the process. Thus was born the Solids Separation System, or SSS, which is proprietary to our design.

 

The operation of the SSS has the system water continuously flowing through it without interruption. All water being pumped from the fish tanks passes through the SSS where one of its outputs deliver water containing fish waste solids to be processed and then returned to the fish tank and another output with very clean water that is sent on to the rest of the system where fish waste water would interfere with those components’ processes. All water from both these post SSS processes is eventually returned to the fish tanks.

So What’s Happening at Aquaponics USA, our backyard Home and School System company?

Aquaponics USA is fast becoming the Go To Place for Schools to purchase their Aquaponics Learning Lab Systems that we call Food Forever™ Growing Systems.

Here’s an Aquaponics USA System going into an All Purpose Room in a Tucson Elementary School.

We’ve recently teamed up with a large insurance company that wants to sponsor our Food Forever™ Growing Systems in Schools around the Nation. It looks like we’ll be installing a system in a Houston High School this Spring.

Get in on the Aquaponic Gardens Campaign for Schools
and other Charitable Organizations. You can become a Fund Generator and earn while you generate funds for the campaign. Go here to learn more:

A third party entrepreneur has designed this fund generating campaign. The Goal of this campaign is to generate $1,000,000 a year in order to donate Aquaponic Gardens to Schools and Charitable Organizaitons.
The Plan is to GenerateFunds™ in order to purchase and donate Aquaponics USA’s Food Forever™ Growing Systems to the
Schools and Charitable Organizations.
We’re so honored to have been chosen by this inventive entrepreneur  whose Goal is to bring Aquaponic Gardens to Schools and other Charitable Organizations.

The Aquaponic Gardens Campaign has a “go fund me” page attached. If you just want to get in on a great crowd funding cause–Aquaponics USA Systems in Schools, go here: gofundme

We’re honored to have been chosen to participate in this charitable campaign to bring our systems into Schools and other organizaitons.
Thank You, Jason Nole, creator of the Aquaponic Gardens Campaign.

Aquaponics USA is teaming up with an organization that plans to turn school grounds into Fruit Orchards and Classrooms into Aquaponics Labs.

It’s the beginning of an exciting collaboration that will change both the outside and the inside of schools across the U.S. Stay tuned for all the exciting details about this new project.

We’re Writing a Book and hope to have it published by mid 2014. You’ll be the first to know.

We don’t want to give away the surprise so we’re keeping real Mum about it. It’s going to be unlike any other book written on the subject of Aquaponics.

One last thing. We said we’d share about our How To Get Things Done Project; and this is it. If you’re wanting this year to be more productive, buy this book! The fact that you’re looking at this Newsletter is testimony to this program working.

Everything you need to know is right here. The book speaks for itself.

We’l be recommending books in all of our Newsletters at this bottom location.

That will do it for our first Newsletter. Our next Newsletter will be all about the Food Revolution and how you can get involved.
We so appreciate our Subscribers and are so pleased to be able to share with you.
Aquaponics USA/World

Aquaponics USA

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