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See How the Grow Baskets are Going to Work

Published on May 29, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

Just an experiment to see how the baskets are going to work. I ended up just filling the baskets with hydroton.

Grow Bed Drain

Published on May 29, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

To stop the hydroton from going down the water return drain to the grow tank I crafted a strainer. To increase the amount of water flow back to the grow tank I drilled six holes in the ABS pipe that leads down the 90 degree elbow.

Grow Beds Filled with Hydroton

Published on May 29, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

I used a Hydroponics medium for the grow beds called Hydroton. Hydroton is pH neutral clay pellets that are 4mm-8mm in size. Each tank has 5 – 20kg bags which works out to a lot of washing, took me two evenings to wash it all.

The First Fill of Water in to Grow Tank

Published on May 28, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

The grow tank is full of water to start running the system to get it stable. Since I am only filtering for large particles and ammonia, the first water filter I used was a Rena XP4. Sweet filter and at 450 gal/hr this unit can really keep the tank clean. The grow tank has the […]

Water Supply Loops on Grow Beds

Published on May 22, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

The water supply loops deliver the nutrient rich water to the grow bed. I have installed four taps to control the water’s flow rate into the bed from the four different points.

Aquaponic Light Fixture Re-Wire to 110V, Removed Balast

Published on May 19, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

To light this project I decided to use LED lighting. These LED bulbs take 110v so, no ballast is required and therefore no power loss from stepping down to standard florescent bulb power requirements. Remove the center cover to expose the ballast and wiring. The ends need to be re-wired so hot is one pin […]

Initial Aquaponics Layout

Published on May 17, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

Now that I had a space cleared out I did the initial placement of the tables, grow beds and tank. I wanted to get an idea of where the florescent fixtures would need to be hung and what I would hang them from.

Building Grow Bed Tables

Published on May 8, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

The basic construction of the table is 2 feet wide by 4 feet long by 30 inches tall. The top is constructed with the 2×4 upright to provide maximum strength and stability. The cross member is in the center at 2 feet.   The legs of the tables are placed inside the top corner joints […]

Raw Wood

Published on May 8, 2012 By Aquaponics Guru

Here is the raw wood for the grow bed tables. I have chosen to build the tables out of 2x4s, plywood, #8 3″ deck screws and wood glue.

Important details you need to know about aquaponics designs

Published on July 31, 2011 By Aquaponics Guru

We all know that there are so many ways to culture vegetable, production of herbs and flowers. And for that system aquaponics designs are the best methods that are used globally. It is type of aquaculture that is a 100% environmental free. It is one of the greatest way to you can consider if you […]

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