ruten45: Thank you again ! I will order the adapters and get a water bottle for mine
and the uniseals etc. IS the sand filter just a vase with some filter media
surrounding the drain pipe to prevent it from coming out ? After
overflowing from it looks like the water bubbles up from the sand filter
into a bed of Activated Charcoal and some egg crate to surround the pump
and some more filter media to keep the solids from returning to the fish
tank (or growing bed). Do I have it correct?
loadedoperator7: Here is what it is called..Banjo 2" Buttress x 2" Male NPT Threads w/
loadedoperator7: It's called a Banjo 2" Buttress x 2" Male NPT Threads w/ Santoprene Gasket
txdurk: Sorry. "I'm confused how solids..."
loadedoperator7: YES IT IS 1.5 INCH. THEY ARE CALLED UNISEALS AND ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE..
loadedoperator7: I got them at petco but in sure you can get them in any pet store. These
tend to run out so i got 3 of them. It's made by EHEIM AUTOMATIC FISH
FEEDER, Around $30 each. price matched it at $20 each. do some reasearch.
Might be a better brand out there.Thanks
Alan Lloyd: Great. Thanks for sharing.
ruten45: Where can we get the tote adapter ?
loadedoperator7: Yes the small pump in the bottom of the black tote is pushing the water
back into the large fish tank causing it to overflow out the bottom of the
large fish tabk into the swirl filter...
loadedoperator7: Thanks for watching
txdurk: I'm confused out solids rise up the vertical pipe to your swirl filter. Is
there a pump somewhere pulling waste from the IBC?
caleb s: Nice man really like the system you need to add a grow bed with so many
fish you will benefit from the removal iof ammonia plus from more food
jono90hd: that's an awesome filter set up
charliesdlr: Hi! It's a wonderfull setup. How did you manage to connect the 20 liter
container to a pipe? It is a 1.5 inch pipe right?
loadedoperator7: What im doing is removing the solid waste by spinning it out in the swirl
filter and flushing the solid waste into a one gallon container and feed it
to my house plants or if you have a garden. I do Aquaponics mostly. This
little farm was to get the fish big enough to add to my system. Filters do
more than I need done. Im just getting the solids out and the active
bacteria and your plants does the rest
loadedoperator7: So far no racoons have come to my house. I have a dog
Kelly L.: Pretty creative what you've done. I've been gathering intel on deep water
aquaponics, but it looks like you just do fish. Aren't there nice outdoor
pond filters that do all that? Also, how do you keep predators like racoons
away from your fish? thx
Mark Lawson: hi were could i get the adapter for ibc as my handle broke and iv had to
silicone it all up
loadedoperator7: Yes the bottom of the filter or water bottle is connected to the draining
pvc for flushing out the waste. It is called a fernco coupling and I
believe it is 2", the sand is just plain play sand from Lowes. Both can be
jimsta10: Hi, can you please explain how the connection at the botton of the swirl
filter works? what adaptor fittings used? Also, can you also explain how
the sand filter works? is that just normal beach sand? thanks
loadedoperator7: The sand filter is a back up for the swirl filter. If any waste or waste
caseing gets past the swirl filter, it will get groound up in the sand...