namingsway: couldnt you just drill a few holes in the grow beds ? like maybe 5 small
ones in each ? that would cut costs in pvc pipe no ?
Anthony Jimenez: that is GREAT!!!! I am getting into the same i have some land in colorado
and we are going to do this too.. THX for the info once again GREAT JOB!!!
Benjamin Brown: Where did you get your grow beds? I have been looking all over for some
like that and can not seem to find them. My ap system has a complete cycle
every 15 mins. This is my first one, that seems to be doing fine for
germinating seeds as well as the mature green onions that I have in my
alan spurlock: i really am really interested in aquaponics. however, it seems like there
is a lot of set up cost. i am not sure that the yield is any better than a
traditional garden. also, u have to pay the electricity for the pump. is
this all hype or fad? or am i missing something here?
jeremyhall420: I use two small solar panels charging 2 12v batteries in parallel that runs
my inverter setup and runs my pumps in my system. So the electricity is
free for my system.
Chris Bridges: When I was in Hawaii, i built almost the exact same setup. I used a round
pond liner fish tank. It worked very well, but your times are going to
change completely once you have the lava rock in it, so I wouldnt stress
about the times too much. You will be fiddling with it off and on for a
while. I know I did. I had to adjust the water flow once a week or so, as
algae built up in the supply line or the filter on the pump got dirty. I
figured out that most problems with my system cycling could be overcome
with increased water flow into it. So if it gets to be too much bother,
try moving up to a higher capacity pump. You may be able to find pictures
of my system on my google+ page if your interested. I made a great stand
for those two beds out of just 5 2x4 boards and some screws I had laying
around that was very sturdy. Nice job on the system.
David Edlund: EVerything looks good. Stick with it. Remember that when you have the
hydroton, it will fill faster. Gj
FishNinjaY: excellent. I also liked your video specific about the Tips/Tricks of the
bell siphon. This is a nice system. Do you think your estimates on flow and
siphon function will change once you have the grow beds filled with media?
Seems like it shouldn't. Thanks! Subscribed.
Jenn Rebel: WOW! AMAZING! THANK YOU! GOING TO TRY THIS!
Donnie Bennett: we are looking to build a system and wanted to know of any changes you
might make with hindsight
T25AM76: Great job. Does the fill and drain time reduce by half or more when the
grow beds have media in them? I guess it varies on how much volume the
media takes up and the fill and drain time reduces ?
kadmir2004: Great setup brother. Suggestion: Your drain and fill should be on a 1 hour
cycle. Your video said you have 8 minute fill and 4 minute drain. You
should be draining about once an hour to avoid root rot.
1mtstewart: with your system, what is the pounds of fish/gallon to start/ end. what is
your grow bed size l x w x depth per gallon of tank water? have you tried a
floating or supported raft system, with net pots and clay balls instead of
rock or other media?
Donnie Bennett: how is your system working for you?
growownfood: Choosing a general design for your aquaponics garden is a choice.
John Miller: +Tracy Holz This guy had an interesting setup but I think I still like your
jon obrien: u gonna grow the lettuce in styrofoam ? use gravel?
jon obrien: put airstones and a air pump in each 20gal resevoir
jon obrien: usde tilapia or koi
Indoor Harvest Gardens: I built a platform for the grow beds that cover the fish tank. You can put
shade cloth over that so it only drips on it, then i moved it indoors. If
you left it outside and were worried about it you can add a overflow to the
fish tank so it doesn't just pour over the side with too much water. Many
customizations for whatever scenario.
yzerman1997: Nice start. I'll be starting my system here this Winter as an indoor
project. I highly recommend a good Aquaponics book, it opened my eyes to a
lot of the mystery of the fill/drain cycles.
flamineon7: What do you do when it rains
Ipac Merc: Very simple yet powerful information - Thanks
Tom M: Yes...it's a concrete mixing tub.
Indoor Harvest Gardens: Good tip, I actually have done this on several systems. Thanks for watching
John Craft: Thx a lot for nice vid! Also checkout 99Aquaponics web on how to make your
Indoor Harvest Gardens: Yes.
Tom M: The tubs come from the big box home improvement stores...look in the
masonry aisle. The Rubbermaid tank is available at Tractor Supply. Check
craigslist in your area for blue tilapia...if that's your fish of choice.
Have fun and good luck!
Tina Massicotte: What do you mean by big box home improvement stores like Lowe's or Home
bluemoon1348: This is an excellent video, thanks for shareing!
Khyle J. Lewis: i have a friend in bangkok who knows plenty about this drop me a line
dilleetee: I'm looking at a lot of aquaponics start-up and I like the way you go about
your project. Thanks
Michael Tricker: More power to your elbow for building your own syphons. But for those who
are put of buy the thought of all the trial and error it is possible to buy
auto syphons on line from plumbing stores. They are generally used to flush
the urinals in gent toilets. They are cheap and very..very reliable. Check
ebay and amazon. Keep on growing. Regards mike
Indoor Harvest Gardens: yup, some people use a timer to stop it at night and then drill a small
hole in the bottom of the standpipe (so the water drains) but yes slower
fill, fast drain. thanks for watching ;)-
Ray Bright: Is there always some water in the bottom of this system? If so, how deep?
Selfsufficientrobinh: Hey, if you ever respond back cause I know most people don't even check
their comments... I have some ideas that would help your system out a ton!!
Just send back and we could talk and discuss different techniques and
methods on aquaponics
Fred Wright: how do you controll the water temprature. hot and cold? I live in Australia
and it gets prety hot in summer but also get cold at night in winter.
Ahmad Nassri: Am I wrong in thinking the ampunt of growing space is diproportional to the
amount pf fish space? I forgot what the numbers were, but there is a range
of square feet of grow space that should be available per unit of water
(and obviously a range of fish population per unit of water). If the system
doesn't have enough grow space not enough NO2 will be absorbed by the
plants and you'll end up with it accumulating over time and possibly
becoming dangerous to the fish.
Margaret Corbett: Ed, Thanks for your speedy reply!
zeekthe hammer: with your valves controlling your pump.. do u have a wild loop for the pump
in case both valves get shut? it will dead head the pump if there isnt
enough flow through your specifically designed pump as all pumps are..
william adams: Hey, I was wondering what kind of fitting you used to connect the rubber
hose to the PVC pipe. Because I'm trying to build my own, and I am just
wanting to find some different options before I spend the money for the
hose and fitting. Thanks.
S Hao: Thank you very much for your post. This is the perfect size that Iwas
looking to start my aquaponic system at. Is that the concrete mixing pan
your using for the grow bed? Where did you get your rubbermaid fish bucket
from? 400 gal sounds perfect. Thanks again.
Jerry Nissen: Do you know anyone doing this in Chiang Mai Thailand? Very interesting....
I plan to build a system. Now gathering information. Thanks, jerry
Indoor Harvest Gardens: I have seen people put worms in their systems, and on a smaller scale it
may work, however no real point in using fish if you are going to use other
things that may even clog the system. On a larger scale it just wouldn't be
123kkambiz: and convert it as a cooling system for aquaponic system. you need to be
technical person or get help from fridge repairman.
Ray Bright: Does a layer of fish crap settle in that layer? Do you remove it/how? I am
going to set up a system based on your design, it seems very rational and
bound to work. Thanks.
T Young: Cyrus Cosmos, You really should read and learn a little more about
Chemtrails.There are particles in the chemtrails that are small enough to
inhale, but the rest fall into the water and soil and on top of plants.
Plants absorb the nutrients from the soil and groundwater as well as the
city water that you "water" your plants with. That is why aquaponics is a
good solution. Even you should understand that fewer particles will land on
your plants and in the water they grow in, if grown inside.