POVadventure: How low does the water get in your fish tank? I plan on building a similar
system but I am concerned that my fish might get too low on water if both
of my grow beds fill up at the same time.
matrix ahmed: great
Nicole Laird: Thank you so much for this video! I have gone through dozens of videos and
some were nice but too pricey or took special machinery that made it seem
pretty impossible. I saw your video and was completely inspired to get
started on my aquaponics immediately. I am a beginner to this process so
your informative and step by step video was very valuable not to mention
you made this system for such a good cause. Bless you and keep up the
Lasker Saw: Hey Saeid, just found out about this video about 3 years after you put it
up. Haha .. happy to see you are still responding to it.
I am also located in Penang too .. but like you mentioned, I have having
some hard time finding the materials to build a simple system. Where would
you recommend? Appreciate your kind answer.
matrix ahmed: nice work
Ryeland Ternasky: what you should do since you fill both grow beds at the same time is get a
holding tank so the water circulates so the water level doesn't get too
Alina Moon: that was so cool i need to make one...for that price i think i can have a
firoz osman: the best and simplest aqaponics vid ive seen EVER. Thank you for sharing.
Xam Takorian: Very cool. I so want to do this now.
Mohamed Nedal: Hi , I made the same Bell siphon design , but I found that when the water
level exceeds the height of the inner grey tube , the water begin to fall
into the tube as it is supposed to work ..
But it is stopped siphoning when the water level became the same as the
height of the inner grey tube and the grow bed remain full of water to its
half volume .
What should I do in this case ?
Kathy King: That is incredible - great job. I want to build something like this. I live
in Canada and I want to be able to bring it in the house in the winter so I
can continue to grow plants. I would imagine I would then need grow lights
Jesse Stechman: whats the difference between bubbleponics and aquaponics
satori san: I'm very interested in an explanation of your aquaponics video. Can tell
me, where I can buy that used hydroton as a medium for plants. In the near
term, I would like to try it in my country, Indonesia. Thank you.
ang khol: Thank you for your video. Can i build 1 just what you have done? and also
cud i use gravel instead of media? cause we don't have any. your video is
very helpful.. thanks. here from Philippines.
Ashley Stanley: love how you explain everything! great tutorial, will be doing this myself!
growownfood: A flood and drain system have two chief parts - a fish tank and a grow bed.
The grow bed is filled with expanded clay balls and is situated above the
fish tank. Water from the tank is pumped into the grow beds then allowed to
return to the fish tank. These flood and drain stages are controlled by
using an automatic siphon. This switching between flooding and draining is
TheThugNation.com: What are the sizes of the pvc used for the bell siphon?
Edgar Gasper: Hey mate. From Penang Island as well. Was wondering where you managed to
find the grow media in the end.
BTW glad i found your vid :) great stuff. Cheers!
Albert dela cruz: can the seeds be sown directly into the growing beds?
Joe Schmoe: if the drop from the grow bed was high enough, would you need an airstone,
like with a venturi
Power Tools Lanka: very Useful!!!!!
Derrick Bishop: Thank you for your informative and well explained video. I now understand
the mechanics of the water flow and will attempt to do one for myself
Chris Edwards: I've watched this video dozen of times. Great tutorial.
Variable: It must have been an effort holding that camera and be informative at the
same time. Also I was wondering where your were building your system until
you said Penang. Perhaps another video with the whole thing operational
after a few months?
thanks for your upload.
Jake Thomas: best explanation of how to build a system I've found. Now I feel like I can
actually build my own. Thanks!
MrVitan: thanks for the video, I just dont get it why you make double bed system
when you could have made 1 twice as big bed surface and double volume and
dražen valentić: Do you have an air pump, air stone for fish?
Robert Giese: This is an excellent video that fully explains how to set up a home
aquaponics system. I'll start using it myself. The only thing I would
advise is to have someone else do the camera work so you are not limited to
just one hand. Keep up the good works.
Alex Rochon-Terry: Would you be able to post a written list of the materials you used? Love
Troy Jones: Great video
Saeid Momtahan: Ba salam. KHoshalam ke shanidam ke AP systeme shoma khub kar mikone. Koja
Seyed H.H: Baradar ye khorde bozorgtaresh kon, golkhooneye man 2000 SqM hast, vali baz
fekr mikonam koochike. AQP vaghean bahale, man ke kheyli raziam azash.
SMEGAFI: Im not sure about the sound but when water is falling from that height into
the container, its going down deep, probably near the bottom, making that
area not able to swim in. So if it were spread out some, it might let the
fish at least swim under it, allowing more fish to be kept in it.
SMEGAFI: You can take something like a plastic dust pan, and attach it to the end of
the pipe so make the water flow wider. its less loud, and it doesn't
disturb the water as far down.
Saeid Momtahan: That's a good idea. Do you think the sound of the splashing water disturbs
BurnTProcessoR: hello mate. great video very casual but detailed since it literally takes
you through the whole process of building an AP system at home...as a
matter of fact, I started my own AP system precisely like yours. Everything
seems to be working just fine. However, one of my gold fish died. Also, i
had placed on 2 tomatoe seedlings in the grow bed.. they were growing
fine..but suddenly have died..it makes me sad but not de motivated..i stay
in the middle east..any suggestions..cheers!
Saeid Momtahan: Thanks for that! And I'm glad you found it helpful. saeid
Greg Yohnk: Excellent video, very nicely done. Loved that you managed to show the
complete building process.
Indrina: I was initially surprised at how high you cut the siphon, because I thought
that it wouldn't drain until it hits that high, and your plants would be in
too much water. But when it started, a lot of water went into it, and kept
going like that even though the water level in the grow tubs was so much
lower. Why does this work?
Saeid Momtahan: Hey BurnT, how long after you started your system did you put the seedlings
in there? Ideally you need to wait at least a week or more to add plants.
The way I understand it, there is very little nutrient if any in a new
system. I have found out myself that no matter what you do, you WILL have a
few failures from time to time and things dying. That's just part of the
game. But after a while, things seem to fall into the right place all by
Saeid Momtahan: Indrina, The water level will go as high as the inner pipe, before it
starts siphoning. And it goes all the way down after the siphoning starts.
BEst way to understand it really is to make one. It helps a lot to see it
work and then start thinking about why it works. Thaks! Saeid
Deepak Varde: Hi Saeid, your video is indeed very inspiring and i would certainly try to
implement this. I have just one question. With all the fish poop going into
the clay, wouldnt it get dirty too quickly? is it advisable to put some
filter or some kind of sieve that would help reduce the poop going into the
clay? Please suggest.
ima god: we need more people like you in this world, giving without wanting, great
job, you've made the world a little better then it was before, keep up the
KingdomOriginators: What a noble idea...thank you for sharing
Saeid Momtahan: Going back and forth to the hardware store is half the 'fun' You will do a
lot of work before you can have a successful Aquaponics system. Building it
is the easy part. So get on it and do it
Saeid Momtahan: Andres, I have been travelling too much in the past few years and haven't
been able to stay with any of my systems for more than a few weeks. So the
results were not good. I'm hoping in the next month I'll be able to make a
simple one and stay with it for a few months. I'll be posting videos on it,
so please check back or subscribe to be updated. SAeid
Saeid Momtahan: Thanks Imma. Glad you found it helpful. There'll be another one coming up,
so look out for it or subscribe to get notified SAeid
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