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post #12 of (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 03:09 AM
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the idea is good but i dont like how u have to constantly fix the water lvls. i personaly like doing a hydroponic system and have a small powerhead connected to its outtake and then divided into subdivisions depending on how many zones/plants u have running to the top so u can have much more free time than constantly adjusting water lvls. the only way this can be self sustaining is if it has decaying material to breakdown and replace the nutrients that the plants are using. you will have to add a source of nutrients as just adding water wont do it even with the snails. do more research on tilapia farms and it might give u better insight. if u were going to do this with fish you could prob just do 2 plants and it would be more self sustaining. good luck
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