A Beginner's Guide To Building A Home Aquaponic System On A Low Budget

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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!!!!

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.

QuantumBunk: What if I want to grow food and fish during winter spring summer and fall? Vertical orientation aqua politics. I only have a 15 x 25' plot. I heard about systems that not only symbiotically nourishing feed the fish, where the fish also provide fertilizer for plants, but it also purifies water!!!! I need to make a makeshift greenhouse? Right? Any info on how to get started is greatly appreciated!!! Thx!!!

dannyinaus: Awesome video and way easy to set up your own aquaponics

Joshua W: The best basic system I've seen man, great job!

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!

wateronly: Very Nice

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 single day. 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 

Lasker Saw: Hi hi Saeid, just a quick question .. do you happen to know anywhere in Penang we can find Hydroponic Fertilizers? There are plenty of normal soil based fertilizer but damn it is hard to find hydroponic stuff in Penang .. I think in Malaysia too.

Mohammedali Ali: Easy and fantastic class theaorical and practical...Thanks alot....i lool lots from the e.net but you amazing....

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 ? 

LegendStormcrow: Your instructions were great and you served dual purposes with helping the orphans and teaching us. I'm sad they didn't attend to it but I applaud your savvy. At least this wasn't wasted. The wife and I are working on getting our first home and I wanted to apply this to her gardening.

pranjal86able: how was the results. I want to do exactly what you did so if you think you would have changed something to make it better please tell me. greatly appreciate you doing this for a good cause

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?

skytheinfinite: Very interesting! Thank you very much for showing it in real time-ish. Very good, thank you.

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. 

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.

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.

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 repeated continually.

TheThugNation.com: What are the sizes of the pvc used for the bell siphon?

Albert dela cruz: can the seeds be sown directly into the growing beds?

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 too? 

Adrian Tang Yuk: very interesting bro, gonna attempt this now!

firoz osman: the best and simplest aqaponics vid ive seen EVER. Thank you for sharing.

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.

Alina Moon: that was so cool i need to make one...for that price i think i can have a couple lol

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 Derrick

May Lay: 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 awesome work!

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.

DURGANBUILT: Nice job, and for a great cause.

Vern Hall: Excellent video! Have built many hydro & earthbox variant systems over the years back when I had room and was physically able to. Systems like this are great for people with little space that want to have a very productive garden.

Thomas J. Scharmann: Couldn't bee any easier. Grow your own food.

Xam Takorian: Very cool. I so want to do this now.

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 school(?)!

Gary Green: I'm in KL. Any idea where I can find grow media and a pump down here? Thanks. I think what you've done is fantastic.

Mark Whitworth: Yes they look good. They work on a small scale. You would starve waiting for fish or veggies to grow to full term. When a catastrophic event happens power goes out. Solar power need to set up for power source. Need to make it bigger .Plants need 70 to 90 days Survival mean being smart. First get at least one year of survival food. Plus Beans Rice Water. If you live in a city. Make plans on getting out. Anarchy is horrible. Have a place to meet your family at. Plus weapon's for security. Hard work.So get started .

James Main: Great video. Nice and mellow just getting your point across. It work just fine. Bell siphons are great. Kids can learn from it. Now it only us adults can learn too.

David Kwok: Hi, it is a great introduction. It is hard to get the fitting that going through the tank at the bottom of the growing bed and the 90 degree thread elbrow. Could you provide a bill of materials so that i can check them out in the hardware store. Many thanks.

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 informative!

Ricky Boyd: Well done!!

Yukon Jack: This setup should work for me, thank you.

ReikiBuddha: Hopefully all the plastics are PCB free

Sandro Rizzo: Semplice ed efficace

Nate Hoyt: Brilliant!!

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 ;-)

Ashley Stanley: love how you explain everything! great tutorial, will be doing this myself!

David Morales: Great video!

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!

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