Free Downloads for your DIY Aquaponics System!

With the free information from Friendly Aquaponics that you can download from this page, your diy aquaponics system can easily look like this one!
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The Business Of Aquaponics!

A free chapter from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that will give anyone building a DIY aquaponics system a headstart on understanding what’s necessary to be profitable in commercial aquaponic operation.
Click here to download “The Business Of Aquaponics”

The Business Plans Of Aquaponics, #1!

This is the EDITABLE Word DOC file of the original, 2008 Friendly Aquaponics business plan that our bank loaned us $100,000 on. As with every business plan (and every battle), things were unrecognizable soon after we began. But it gives you a starting point, and banks and investors love them. From 2008, it’s hugely outdated now (sorry, but we don’t have an “updated” business plan, for the simple reason that we’re not going into business now).
Click here to download “The Business Of Aquaponics #1″

The Business Plans Of Aquaponics, #2!

This is the EDITABLE Word DOC file of the original, 2011 “Generic Organic” business plan from a student of ours from California. It’s more of a “touchy-feelie” organic business plan. As with anyone else’s business plan, you need to read through it carefully and change all the specific references so they make sense in the context of your project and your funding source. Same with Business Plan #1 above.
Click here to download “The Business Of Aquaponics #2″

How To Win The War On Bugs!

A free chapter from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that shows you all the USDA Organically certified methods of controlling insect pests that work with your DIY aquaponics system and are GUARANTEED SAFE for your fish! Susanne researched and wrote this 12-page paper out of pure necessity, after fighting bugs on our certified organic Commercial Aquaponics farm.
Click here to download “How To Win The War On Bugs”

Artificial Lighting For  Your DIY Aquaponics System!

A free chapter from our $29.95 “Aquaponics The EASY Way” book that compares all the methods of providing artificial lighting for your indoors DIY aquaponics system, or for supplementing greenhouse growing, along with operation and safety information.
Click here to download “Artificial Lighting For Aquaponics”

How To Get Your DIY Aquaponics System Organically Certified (Or Blow It So You Can’t!)

Part of a chapter from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that will give you most of the tools – FREE – to get your farm’s DIY aquaponics system USDA Organically Certified.
Click here to download “How To Get Organically Certified (Or Blow It So You Can’t!)”

How Nutrients Work In Organic Deepwater Raft Aquaponics!

Part of a chapter from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that explains the relationships and interaction between decaying organic solids (fish poo!), and ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. Scientifically accurate and backed by extensive objective experience over eight years of operating these systems. Try it, you’ll like it!
Click here to download “How Nutrients Work In Organic Deepwater Raft Aquaponics”

Gorgeous vegetables from an aquaponics farm with organic certification are worth almost twice as much.

Gorgeous vegetables from an aquaponics farm with organic certification are worth almost twice as much.

Seeding, Germination, And Planting For Aquaponics!

A free section from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that will give you a headstart on understanding what’s necessary to make a DIY aquaponics system profitable in commercial aquaponics operation. Susanne researched and wrote this eight-page paper.
Click here to download “Seeding, Germination, And Planting For Aquaponics”

Site Grading and Considerations For Aquaponics!

A free chapter from the “Construction Manual” section of our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that will give you an idea what’s required to grade and prepare a piece of ground for construction of a DIY aquaponics system or greenhouse.
Click here to download “Site Grading and Considerations For Aquaponics”

Small Scale Tilapia Breeding Technology!

A free section from the “Commercial Tilapia Hatchery” section of our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that shows you how to build and operate a backyard-scale tilapia hatchery.
Click here to download “Small Scale Tilapia Breeding Technology”

Source Water For Aquaponics!

A free section from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that explains how to test and make sure your source water for filling your DIY aquaponics system is free from biological and chemical contamination; it covers city water, well water, agricultural water, and catchment water sources, and all the possible contaminants they have been found to contain in the past.
Click here to download “Source Water For Aquaponics”

Supercharged Vegetables!

A free section from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that details our “Planting Trials” with over 150 species of vegetables, including odd stuff like taro, bananas, amaranth, wheat, tomatillos, and pineapples. Susanne researched and wrote this 24-page paper.
Click here to download “Supercharged Vegetables”

(Below) A nice Family diy aquaponics system showing an incredible variety of vegetables.

Our Family diy aquaponics system showing an incredible variety of vegetables.

How To Start-Up Your Aquaponic System (And How NOT To Start It!)

A free section from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that details how to start-up your aquaponics system, and how easy it is to avoid the issues that can cripple or stop your DIY aquaponics system from starting up. Really; it’s so simple that you can’t AVOID it if you don’t do anything dumb!
Click here to download “How To Start-Up Your System (And How NOT To Start It!)”

How To Do A Test Grow in your DIY aquaponics system

A free section from our $995 “Commercial DIY Package” that shows you how to figure out what grows best in your area, and also what you will make the most money growing. The aquaponics failures of the last four years ($500,000 to $4,000,000) have all started BIG. Start small, learn your lessons, and you will be successful with commercial aquaponics! This 7-page document was researched and written by Tim.
Click here to download “How To Do A Test Grow!”

The Friendly Aquaponics Two-Ton Lettuce Spinner

Don’t spend $5,800 on a stainless-steel Hobart lettuce spinner when you can make your own State-Health-
Department-Approved one from a used $25 washing machine! This 2-page document was researched and written by Tim.
Click here to download “The Friendly Aquaponics Two-Ton Lettuce Spinner!”

Plywood Tank Construction Manual

We also offer a $49.95 version of this free manual (click here to find out about the paid version), which is full of illustrative photos of the techniques described in the manual, and has downloadable plans for 3 different types and sizes of plywood/fiberglass/epoxy tanks, along with complete materials lists.
Click here to download the free “Plywood Tank Construction Manual”

How To Raise Prawns in an Aquaponic System!

A manual that completely explains how to raise prawns in an aquaponics system for the absolute lowest cost possible, both at the backyard and commercial level. Included is a link to a great, free prawn raising manual by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in case you want to build your own prawn hatchery.
Click here to download the free prawn growing manual

(Below) A quarter-pounder (prawn, that is), that was about 6 months old when we harvested it out of our vegetable troughs.

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Diseases, Deficiencies, and Toxicities In Plants

A manual that details major plant diseases, nutrient deficiencies, and toxicities using color photos so it is easy to identify what is happening with your plants in your system.
Click here to download the free “Diseases, Deficiencies, And Toxicities In Plants” Manual

Biosecurity in Aquaponic Systems

A series that explains what biosecurity is and how it works, including real-life examples of how it can get compromised, and how to fix your farm after the security breach.
Click here to download biosecurity in aquaponics