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Table Of Contents

What is Backyard Aquaculture?
The Purpose of This Book
‘How Far Can I Go?’
Where Will Your System Be?
A Backyard in Hawaii
Your Aquaculture Environment
Other Resources
Does Any of This Change Your Goals?
You, Your Government, and Backyard Aquaculture
First, the Good News
Who Owns the Land?
Zoning and Specially Regulated Areas
Pond Construction
Water Sources and Water Discharge
Energy Sources
Public Health Considerations
What Will You Grow?
Deal in the Possible
‘No Fish Is an Island’
‘Names and Faces’
Plants
Animals
Basic System Design
Culture Systems
How to Choose a System
The First Decision: Pond or Tank?
Small-Scale Earthen Ponds
Above-Ground Tanks
Environmental Factors
Healthy Animals Grow
What’s in a Feed?
How Can You Be Sure They’re Healthy?
Better Lawns and Gardens
Aquaculture and the Rest of Your Backyard
Everything’s Connected
Other Backyard Feeds
Manure-based Pond Culture
Water Recycling
Other Appropriate Technologies
It’s Easy When You’re Organized
How to ‘Find the Time’
Writing Things Down
The Big Day and Beyond
Will It All Be Worth It? (and How You Can Tell)
Money Isn’t Everything
‘There’s No Such Thing as a Free (Fish) Lunch’
Some Basic Ideas
A Sample System
Footing Pad and Drain
A Basic Beginning
Tank Walls and Bottom-Finishing
Liner and Drain-Finishing
Tank Accessories
Background Reading and Reference Sources
Going Further
Background Reading
Other Reference Sources
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