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Backyard Aquaponics Magazine

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As mentioned recently, I’ll be writing a fair bit about aquaponics here at CompostGuy – but certainly not so much that you’ll be wondering why I didn’t call myself ‘Aquaponics Guy’!

Again, this is a topic that really interests me, since it essentially rolls a bunch of my major interests (aquatic biology, fish keeping, plant growing, waste management) into one cool package! I’ve written some posts about aquaponics over at EcoSherpa (see ‘Aquaponics – Hydroponics, Mother Nature Style‘ and ‘Backyard Aquaponics‘), but this will be the new home of my aquaponic meanderings! I’m hoping to put up an aquaponics resource page in the next couple of weeks, and will certainly be writing more posts about it.

Anyway, with that long-winded introduction out of the way, I should get to the actual point of this post! A little while ago while perusing my google notifications list (I get notified when blog/news stories about certain topics are written) I came across the mention of the new Backyard Aquaponics magazine. I’m a huge fan of the Backyard Aquaponics site, and have had some nice e-mail exchanges with Joel Malcom (owner & aquaponics guru supreme), so I was really excited to see them launch something like this.

Let me tell you, their inaugural edition certainly ‘over-delivers’ big time – WOW! If you have any interest in aquaponics I highly recommend you check it out. The pdf is quite large (and you may need the free Adobe Reader if it’s not installed on your computer), so it might cause some issues for those with a slow connection – but it is definitely worth the wait.

Sitting pretty at 35 pages, this document is more like a small manual than a magazine (most magazines provide more pages of advertising than actual content)! It starts with a great introduction to the topic, including a section on the “myths” of aquaponics – great for anyone new to aquaponics, or in need of a refresher. Some of the other topics include the nitrogen cycle, aquaponics equipment, ‘Good Plants for Aquaponics’, and ‘By the Barbeque’ (intro to their recipe section). If the content itself if not enough, they have also jammed the newsletter full of amazing photos – great eye candy for those of us who are visually-inclined (call me unsophisticated, but I love pictures! lol).

Anyway, talk is cheap so go check it out for yourself! Here is a direct link:
Backyard Aquaponics Magazine – Issue I

Needless to say, I am really looking forward to future issues!

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Written by Compost Guy on January 28th, 2008 with no comments.
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