Ken Rust has managed ponds, lakes and water features for 21 years, specializing in design and installation of aeration equipment. His aquatic career began in 1994 after graduating in fisheries and aquaculture from LSU in Baton Rouge. He has been a part of the team at Kasco, manufacturers of quality aeration equipment, for the last five years. Ken is resuming direct sales and design of aeration equipment and maintaining ponds and lakes through his companies, Louisiana Pond Management and Water Feature Maintenance. He has a blog on ponds with Mother Earth News. Ken enjoys giving talks on pond management, cooking, playing the fiddle and gardening while raising five daughters with his wife, Brooke, in Baton Rouge.

Hydroponics Systems for Water Gardens

By Ken Rust / April 30, 2021 / 0 Comments

A career in water has introduced me to many different industries. I am fortunate to have been involved in several of them over time — water features, natural lakes and ponds, and even wastewater — with water flow, filtration and aeration equipment the common factors. Working with water features led me to aquatic plants, and […]

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New Advances in Aquaponics Technology

By Ken Rust / June 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Aquaponics refers to a system that grows fish and plants together. Plants use fish waste as fertilizer, and in most instances, they filter the water to provide good water quality for the fish. This system is fascinating to a variety of people and groups — professional gardeners, aquaculturists, aquarium keepers, water gardeners, organic gardeners, tinkerers, […]

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