mohamed mirghani: This is a good job, Question: Could you explain what is the mechanical and
mathematical principle, I have been trying to apply the same model but it
takes a long time to siphon water out of tank and when I increase the
number of holes in the bell, does not siphon at all; due to rapid
infiltration of water. in another words how many holes/slits and what is
the size of the tank and then I could apply it on my own system
proportionally. Thanks '' I am trying to get the answer''
kane winther: Hello Saeid, thanks for the video. I have a couple of questions. Why do you
have the water in the grow beds higher than the growing medium? Also, at
the start of the video you mentioned that the blue size tub can support 5
grow beds of the red tubs. What happens if all the grow beds fill up at
once? I ask this because wouldn't the blue tub empty and then kill the
fish. Thanks again for your time and good on you for your work with the
MrJabber22: i walk into a hardware store and i'm so confused about what fittings and
parts to get
Jon Underwood: I was getting discouraged at the cost of some of the systems posted on the
net and then I found you! Thanks Saeid, your video explains in great detail
everything I now need to get started with confidence. Thanks man. I am
really looking forward to this project!!
Juan Miguel: Hi Saeid, thanks a lot for this video! i understood everything, except for
the finished product and what you did with the pump, i noticed like a blue
dome in the fish tank, what is that? and how did you get the power lead
hidden? Do you make a hole in the fish tank to lead it thru? sorry im new
to this, and noticed that part wasnt explained....thank you again
Siang Mawipa: Thanks a lot for your guide. I like it
lookatthebriteside: What lives in the dark a bucket with such intensive turbulent conditions?
kbbacon: That is great! Now I have to build one!
tajul islam: interesting points ,if anyone else wants to uncover diy aquaponics system
plans try Tarbetti Amazing Aquaponics Tutor (just google it ) ? Ive heard
some great things about it and my mate got amazing success with it.
Savage eating: Thanks for the video I breed rainbow trout and this would work great for
the trout fingerlings.
J. Lewis: Very well done and thank you for your tutorial step by step on your system.
I look forward to following your growth of both plants and expansion of
your Aquaponics system. My only piece of advice is to stagger flood and
drains to keep the fish reservoir a little more habitat for the fish a
little happier and add an air source for the fish like a bubbler. This is
one of the best DIY AP systems I have seen in years! Keep up the good
Loretta Klosky: What kind of pipe is that? I am trying to find a bulk head fitting like
that and am having no luck.
Kain Young: *Foraging in the city*
Being an urban prepper you can of course forage on the streets in case
you're hungry. Just search something like "urban prepper forage" on youtube
and you'll get plenty of information on what to eat, not to eat and you'll
learn to always keep *the pee-line* in mind when foraging the city.
Foraging is in my opinion not at an option when shtf, be it wrol or no
wrol. The only reason why it works *right now* is because you're probably
the only nut (I say that jokingly) in the city that does so. But by the
time everyone starts eating the greens, there won't be any left within a
A better plan is needed. One plan that will very like work is home
aquaponics. Ie, growing your own food inside the house using a closed
system that recycles water between your grow bed and an aquarium. I haven't
tried this yet, but I´m very tempted to invest some time in it to see if I
can get this working inside an apartment.
Any of you have experience on this?
#prepper #aquaponics #help #preppertalk
nitin shelake: interesting points ,if anyone else wants to discover aquaponics diagram try
Tarbetti Amazing Aquaponics Tutor (just google it ) ? Ive heard some
unbelievable things about it and my mate got great results with it.
Hee Leong Ong: Just where u got ur pvc cap, near bkt jambul? so just any hdware shop?
thinking to build one when i am free...
Rey Lindsey: I love your Idea, never thought of it.However Im wondering what fish would
you grow and after they are big enough would you put grown fish in another
tank and use as needed , while while putting new fish in tank to grow? Im
new to this, so If Im a bit naive sorry. Seeking answers. ty for video.
Dark Edge: Man, that was a great job explaining all that, it is simple, you just got a
new subscriber for this, I like you did it for kids too, I would like to
see this system all over the world, it could really help a lot of people,
add solar power and a computer with software for language translation, some
way to hook into the internet and we have what I call an Internet Oasis,
wouldn't that help pull the planet together into a big family! I may try to
start that very thing, contact me if you wnt to help design a system with
me. Thanks for your vid!
Joshua W: The best basic system I've seen man, great job!
Ladyshystar: I think that even I can manage this. Thank You :-)
eriqu3: Hello Saeid,
Thanks very much for sharing the video. I went to CPS hoping to check out
the system but I couldn't find the system there. The staff not too sure
about it either. Where did you place the system at CPS?
By the way, I am having hard time locating the shop that sells hydroton in
Penang. Do have any contacts for that in Penang? Thanks again!
William Pfeiler: Great job, Saeid! I really enjoy your videos, they are both educational
and inspiring! Keep up the great work! God bless you.
abdullah alshehri: this is very useful ,I need to ask about feeding fish,do I have to feed the
fish or they get their food from the planets?
Ken Toogood: Saeid, re the syphon is there an optimum cycle time? My existing pond pump
is quite powerful and with the present flow rate the box would probably be
filling and emptying every few minutes or so.
Russell Grier: this is great man where can i buy the stuff
Michel Vaillancourt: Just saw your video for the first time. First of all, bravo! This is a
great little set up and your willingness to put it together for charity
reasons is wonderful.
A couple of suggestions, based on my experience:
1) if you can avoid using the metal hose fittings, do so ... the
galvanizing/ anti-weathering coating can poison your fish, which is no fun.
2) if you can, add about another 20mm of hydroton (grow media) to your
system so that the water level is below the surface. This avoids problems
with algae/ green slime. Also, it will stabilize the mass by preventing
the media floating.
3) if you know the amount of water you have in the fish tank, then that is
the number of litres minimum size for your grow beds. Depending on your
fish, you can go twice that many liters.
All in all, I love the design. Simple, elegant and very well explained. I
look forward to seeing an update of the system in place and running at the
SidOhzen: Nice video bro. Simple but covered all parts and function. Well done. I
noticed that your water level is a bit high - the top pebble shouldn't get
wet or horrible stuff grows and smells bad. Otherwise best of luck. What
country has 'ringetts'?
Steve Knight: Thankyou Saeid, great video. How did the kids like it?
Ken Toogood: Saeid,
enjoyed your video but why the need for a syphon system and the fill empty
cycle. Would it not work with a continuous trickle feed?
Jeremy Flener: I know this is an old video but your water level is too high. The water
should never reach to the top of the substrate. You want it an inch below.
Your plants will rot.
Adrian X: i think fish need light bro
Janet Wright: Excellent job! This is one of the clearest videos I have seen for a
beginner. I love how you showed all of the products and explained the
siphon system. It would be so easy to increase your grow space by stair
stepping your grow beds so that the water flows from one to another.
wendel C: does the siphon drain all the water out or is it only up to the stand pipe?
sorry. i dont know a lot about plumbing.
Darius Ruckers: this would be a cool system for a back yard pond and for fish
Jerry Wei Jie: Great sharing. Thanks Saeid.
I am from Penang, Malaysia.
Actually i was planning to build one aquaponic system too.
Dennis Hardwick: For around $130 and 3 hours of your time, you can build a portable
aquaponic system in your home or apartment that will produce organic plants
This is probably the easiest system for producing organic food you can
make. There’s very little maintenance as the system is a miniature,
DJ McBall: I want to try this so bad! Do you have a materials list?
Mohammedali Ali: Easy and fantastic class theaorical and practical...Thanks alot....i lool
lots from the e.net but you amazing....
Deanne Jones-Blakemore: This was the best visual I have seen for the bell siphon.
I AM: Great work and wonderful explanation- thank you for teaching how to fish :)
QuantumBunk: By the way your illustration is fantastic!!! Now I just need to get a good
intro on how to turn my 15 x 20' plot, into a vertically oriented
Aquaponics ecosystem where the fish plants and water symbiotically
cooperate so that I can harvest food during all four seasons. Thx!!!!
Jack Vigil: You have the best tutorial video that I have seen so far! I can't wait to
get my system up an running!
Sandro Rizzo: Semplice ed efficace
Akins Cator: You really can build your backyard that won't need weeding, tilling or
cultivating, the spreading of fertilizer or garden compost, without any
watering or irrigating; all when your vegetables generate up to 10 x the
amount of vegetables than plants from the dirt garden.
Kenny Hawk: First off, i want to say i think its great you take the time to do
something for others! Thank you for that ;-) Second, great explanations,
and i will try to do this for myself ;-)
Siti Khadijah Abd: Hello Saeid, thank you for sharing the idea. I am planning to make one at
my backyard in Putrajaya. The problem is where to get the gravel. Its made
of clay right? Is it possible to change it to compost or coconut fiber?
Chaya Susanne Golan: really well done, thank you for sharing
Lisa E. Miller: I've down on paper the in depth DIY aquaponics plan that all beginner can
WalkTheDreamscape: Not to be picky saeed, but you are interested in hydroponics. Aquaponics is
a discipline of hydroponics, a hybrid of two growing methods. Don't let the
simplistic nature of aquaponics, and the fish, trick you into thinking this
isn't hydroponics. Hydro to the core baby. Nice vid by the way, super