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|03/06/2018||Introduction to Aquaponics||T||12||$70.00|
|Section Name AQU-310001-200|
Comments: Tuition and lab fee ($70.00) due at registration. This class introduces students to the basic principles of aquaculture. Topics will include water chemistry, filtration, fish husbandry, plant husbandry, pest and disease control, and systems design and construction. No textbook required. Field Trips are planned throughout the course. Class will not meet April 3.
Location: Albemarle Campus
If the class that you're looking for is not currently available, please register at: https://lamp.stanly.edu/oewaitlist/oewaitlist.php
In this course, you will learn how innovations in aquaponics benefit organic plant and fish productions in a chemical-free, healthy, and sustainable environment.
An aquaponics system produces a flawless, natural cycle in which a hydroponic system uses nitrates to break down fish by-products, providing nutrients for our vegetables. The clean water is then recirculated to the aqua-culture system, starting the cycle anew.
12 weeks // 1.5 hours each week - 18 hours total
Week 1: Introduction/Water Chemistry
Week 2: System Components/Fish Production
Week 3: Solids Filtering and Bio-filtration
Week 4: Field Trip to a local Aquaponics Farm for Fish Husbandry
Week 5: Hydroponic Subsystems and Component Ratios
Week 6: Plant Growth Requirements and Nutrient Dynamics
Week 7: Plant Selection and Crop Production
Week 8: Field trip to local Aquaponics Farm for Plant Husbandry
Week 9: Pest Disease Control and System Management
Week 10: Fluid Mechanics and Approaches to System Design
Week 11: Field trip to a local Aquaponics Farm for System Design and Construction
Week 12: Putting It All Together
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