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April, 2010             Volume 5,  Issue 4

    Coming Soon... Woody's Grow Furniture
          “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
    The quote is from Leonardo Da Vinci, the
    plant stand is by the Da Vinci of woodworking-
    Woody Lundmark.  His name says it all.  Trans-
    lated from Scandinavian roots it means
    "Woody of the woods."  This simple yet
    functional oak furniture is hand-crafted in the
    USA specifically for LGM LED grow lights.
         Woody's Grow Furniture is perfect for
    table-top gardens turning your propagation
    tray or house plants into an instant conversa-
    tion piece.  Forget about the white light glare of
    fluorescents and ugly plastic growing systems
    that come with prepackaged seeds.  Woody's
    Grow Furniture grows your plants, your way,
    year round, while proving that plant lighting can
    be a thing of beauty.  
           Quality construction combined with state-
    of-the-art LED lighting ensures many years of
    enjoyment to any gardener, making it a perfect
    gift for the green thumb in your family.  Woody's
    Grow Furniture is available exclusively from LED
    Grow Master Global, LLC.  If you are interested
    in acquiring the table-top unit, pre-orders are
    now being accepted.  A limited supply will be
    made available in 2010.  To add your name to the list of people who
    receive them- sign up here now!  --AL      
                         
    

    Fish Food
           Aquaculture itself is not a new concept but the techniques developed
    in the 20th century have brought the practice to the forefront as a way to
    combat increasingly polluted and limited water supplies. In a closed
    system, water is reused so that the only water lost is to evaporation or
    cleaning; making RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) an incredibly
    efficient method of production.  Aquaculture is most often associated with
    fish farming and has become one of the fastest growing sectors of
    agriculture in the United States. The majority of tilapia served in
    restaurants or found at the store in the US is grown year round in a
    carefully controlled aquaculture system using about 5% of the space
    required to raise fish in a pond.
        Recirculating systems use a biofilter to clean and recycle the water.  Not
    only do plants
    such as algae
    greatly reduce
    the amount of
    feed required
    for fish
    farming, plants
    also reduce
    the environ-
    mental impact
    while increasing
    profit.  Plants
    use carbon dioxide, water, minerals, and solar energy (in the form of LED
    LEDs of course) to power the process of photosynthesis; taking the excess
    nutrients in the wastewater to produce biomass which can then be used to
    feed the fish. Tilapia in particular are known to eat just about anything
    green, and the plants are a marketable crop themselves. Integrating the
    culture of fish or shrimp with vegetables, microalgae, or seaweed provides
    a system that is able to cater to many markets.
           Growing microalgae or seaweed is catching on even faster than fish
    farming.  Algae is an ingredient in many of the products we use everyday-
    toothpaste, ice cream, lipstick, frozen dinners, coffee creamer, bioplastic,
    dyes, fertilizers, and feeds.  Alginate, carrageenan, and beta carotene are
    some of the names most commonly used to list algae and algae
    derivatives.  Algae provides Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids essential to
    the diet because they cannot be made by the body.  Right now, the big nut
    to crack is algal oil extraction for fuel use. Even without fuel as a market,
    over 4 billion dollars per year are spent on Seaweeds (macroalgae) and
    microalgae such as Spirulina and Chlorella.  While seaweed requires extra
    specialized growing conditions, microalgae(s) are comparatively easy to
    grow in tanks or photobioreactors.
           Commercial scale RAS aquaculture does require a large investment
    and high level of expertise to keep the system in balance.  Businesses
    looking to convert an existing greenhouse to add fish or algae would be
    well advised to research the latest advancements and carefully consider
    options.  I usually recommend a do-it-yourself approach for gardeners but
    due to the intricacies involved in an aquaculture farm, this is one case that
    I would recommend hiring a consultant to help with planning.  Once
    successfully implemented, there is a virtually untapped market for
    domestically farmed fish and algae.--AL
            


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