|06-26-2013 01:20 PM|
|HD Blazingwolf||i appreciate the reposts!!! now i just gotta find the plastivent somewhere|
|06-24-2013 05:58 PM|
It turned out leak-proof, but I made a safety tray with plumbing to collect possible leaks and spills.
I bought the materials at a hardware store.
|06-24-2013 05:47 PM|
what did u use to glue them? and are they leakproof? or does there need to be a tray of some sort?
i like is idea for a setup and it could be very beneficial in my shed during the winter months
also where did you make your purchase? or is this something a hydroponics store should have?
|06-24-2013 07:58 AM|
The tray below is made of plywood and waterproofed with polyester resin.
|06-24-2013 01:20 AM|
|05-17-2013 05:53 PM|
Show your Aquaponic system.
|05-17-2013 04:25 AM|
A Grow Bed like I use gives you more options for where to place your plants. A system with pots in some sort of trough gives you a more structured approach. It also gives you a defined flow path. Both work well. I think it comes down to space & your engineering ability. I tried to keep my system as simple as I could and recycle as much as I could.
I the 1st thing we all learn is the grow bed is never big enough.
|05-16-2013 07:05 PM|
Show your Aquaponic system.
What are the advantages & disadvantages of using an open grow bed(kinda like Dogfish's) where you've just got your grow media in a tub versus using net cups to hold your grow media?
I like the idea of a constant flow with the bell siphon to drain the grow beds.
With a 55 gallon tank at the bottom I'm thinking of using two of the same concrete mixing tubs as Dogfish. Do you think these will be big enough, or am I probably going to wish I had more room as soon as I get my first couple crops? Suggestions on other larger items that can be rigged for this?
|05-16-2013 01:31 AM|
|johnson18||Wow! This thread is awesome! I read through Dogfish's thread a couple day ago & was inspired. I've already found a guy who is giving me two used 55gallon aquariums for free. I will probably only use one in my build. I feel like I've still got a ton of information to absorb, so I probably won't rush into this. I'm hoping to grow lettuces and other greens. I'm sure I will be asking lots of questions!|
|05-07-2013 12:55 AM|
|04-23-2013 07:13 PM|
Testing aqua in the ponics. Looking pretty good.
|04-22-2013 07:13 AM|
Still liking the light entering the tank mainly from the front of the top to light up the scape and fish more from the direction I'm looking at them, so the original lighting fixture shall stay.
Good idea on installing the lights on the bottom of the tray, though.
I did leak-testing, but figured that the flow I was planning, straight from the outflow of a canister is actually way too much. I guess I'll split the outflow and put valves in each line.
Or then I'll just put a small pump with a timer and get a chance to make a nice ebb and flow.
|04-22-2013 03:27 AM|
|04-22-2013 01:40 AM|
|04-18-2013 08:07 PM|
Inquiring minds must imagine a lot of holes for pots and a waterflow through the mother...
Here's a scheme of the principle:
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