"i dont use any filtration at the moment but with only 75 to 125 gallons i just change 10-20% as needed normally only 2 times a month using a vacuum to collect as many solids as possible the pump does tend to grind everything up.
"Glad to be of some help. Your questions first. you are right about the "equalizer". Gravity pipes must be much larger than pressure ones. I think 2" would be on the safe side as it is equivalent to 4 1" pipes.
"Philippe, thank you again! I made another sketch showing the way you had explained but I had 1 more question on the setup. What size would I have to make the "equalizer" or overflow from the tank to the sump. I am…"
"Ok, try that: You pump from the sump up to the GBs, you syphon down into the FT, arrange some splashes for aeration, then the delicate part...get your overflow from the very bottom of the tank. See the post by Jim Fisk on how to do that in…"
"Ah, understood. Makes sense.. So what about if I just flip the pump into the sump and pump into both beds and tee off from the sump into the FT as well, having an equalizer still between the sump and FT so water is constantly circulating through.…"
"Hi Mike, you may want to Google CHIFT PIST aquaponics systems as the pump in the FT present several inconvenients: Chop the solids then more difficult to remove, disturb and may swallow the small fishes if not taken care of and there is a risk to…"
"Haha, I am so into this and can't wait to get things going!! I was explaining the process to a buddy at work and showing him some pictures and videos of my setup in action, and his exact words were "it looks like some breaking bad…"
"they are little piggies they hate me at the moment being in a closet .
you will loose a few at the first so start with a couple extra i try and keep something growing that i can put in . i use a flood bed or rafts but its a little different…"
"hi every one i am from oregon we currently have a medi card and a grower
also it will be recreational legal in July
were aloud by the state 6mature and 6 juv my fiance and daughter both have FSH muscular dystrophy and i am hooked on aquaphonix.…"
"I'm beginning to understand about the BS on YouTube. I do a as much in the different forums as I can to help out newbies but I try to stress that I'm no expert and am just trying to share what I've done or heard about. I toured a…"
"Thanks Arthur, that's what makes it worth all the evenings invested. I will add more pics down the line and get rid of some that are redundant but I felt there was plenty there to help folks out now. Gotta get off here and enjoy this first…"
"Oh wow, I hadn't realized that goldfish will grow so quickly! In my research I've also found that goldfish are quite "messy" fish and can easily contaminate water with excess ammonia in a fairly short time. Maybe I…"
"Hi Jeff, I first heard the word Aquaponics around Christmas 2011 (I fell for that barrelponics cd at 9.00 lol) and had my plan on paper by mid January 2012 (rewritten almost daily during that month as I read and learned) and broke ground right away…"
"my setup takes the same foot print but is in a portable closet. i have a 75g glass tank holding 10 gold fish and a pleco. its crowded they were used to my 125 but its getting resealed. gold fish grow fairly fast mine are around 10 inches . i have 4…"