In this post we take a look at some of the best aquaponics books that you can buy to help you get to grips with this niche form of gardening.
If you’re just starting to learn about aquaponics then we know how confusing it can be. With so many new concepts to learn and two different systems to manage it’s easy to get lost in the jargon.
We get it, when we started trying to build an aquaponics system we struggled too.
We’ve also included some blogs and forums at the bottom of the post which are fantastic resources to help you continue on your journey.
The Best Aquaponics Books To Get You Started
Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together
Author: Sylvia Bernstein
This was the very first book I ever read on aquaponics and honestly, if I wasn’t so obsessive about studying and researching aquaponics then I could have run a successful setup just based on the contents of this book alone.
While the book is technical in parts, all the concepts are explained in away that every beginner should be able to understand.
Aquaponic Food Production: Raising Fish and Plants for Food and Profit
Author: Rebecca L. Nelson
If you’re someone who thrives on the detail then this book is for you.
Written by author Rebecca L. Nelson, Aquaponics for Food presents the concepts behind aquaponics in a scientific but easy to follow manner.
If you’re looking for a book that holds your hand through building an aquaponics system, however if you’re looking for a reference book that you’ll find yourself referring to time and time again then this is one for you.
Aquaponics: The Essential Aquaponics Guide: A Step-By-Step Aquaponics Gardening Guide to Growing Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs, and Raising Fish
Author: Andy Jacobson
If you are looking for a step by step reference guide then this book is for you.
It covers literally everything you need to build and setup your own aquaponics system.
Just because this is a “how-to” book don’t think it’s light on detail
Andy Jackson does a fantastic job of covering all the small details you need when setting up your first system.
Aquaponics: How to Build Your Own Aquaponic System
Author: Celine Walker
If you’re looking for a step by step guide to building your own aquaponics system then Aquaponics: The Essential Aquaponics Guide: A Step-By-Step Aquaponics Gardening Guide to Growing Vegetables, Fruit, Herbs, and Raising Fish is probably going to be a better choice.
While Aquaponics: How to Build Your Own Aquaponic System does provide some solid information, it’s more of a high level introduction to the topic rather than a set of instructions.
That said, Celine Walker does a stella job of introducing the reader to aquaponics and there’s some extremely insightful information inside the book.
Best Aquaponics Blogs
If you’re looking for some great blogs to follow then here are three of the best:
- Aquaponics Lab
- The Aquaponics Gardening Blog
- Murray Hallam’s Practical Aquaponics
- Everything Aquaponics
Best Aquaponics Forums
The Bottom Line
So there you have it our recommendations for the best aquaponics books to help you understand a little more about the theory behind the systems.