"it looks like you're attempting to violate the laws of the universe--unless there is some energy input that I'm not seeing.
No hamsters on wheels, or maybe catfish that are yoked in the fish tank and made to swim in circles, thus driving…"
Ok, thanks. Yes 1/2 inch would be fine. You can also put the coarser gravel to the bottom this will ensure more water movement there. You can use a length of the same tubing on the inside of the Gb's out flow. Make some slits about…"
I've been trying to design an aquaponics pump that runs without electricity and I came up with this design. I nearly had it working until I broke one of the gears. In the next prototype I will use an old bicycle like everyone else uses. What do you think? Do you think this will work? See More
"As long as your Fish tank is higher than your grow beds you shouldn't have any issues gravity feeding your system. I was connecting some water hose one day to top add some water to my system (well water) and I stuck the hose (about 150ft) in…"
"I thought I killed every bit of the duckweed I introduced, I couldn't get it to grow anywhere in my system or separated from it. Then I added a new tank, which I had intended to make a DWC bed. I noticed a few pieces of duckweed had…"
"Zucchini! I thought the carrots grew fast, this monster grows while I watch it! The marigolds have really helped to cut down on my insect issues, but I still have some white flies buzzing around. The basil in the background is showin…"
Can you do an updated ammonia/nitrite/nitrate test and post the reading? Also what are your temps? Is you dechlorinator plant safe? What type of light are you using for plants.
You mentioned a concern being lack of minerals. Usually in AP…"
"Yup, liquid seaweed extract with iron will help the plants continue to grow. Is your fish tank 180 gallons, or your total system water volume? If it's your total water volume then we'll call that 180 gallons... 700 liters...
So at 700…"
"As you can see in this picture the water level is 1 1/2 inches below the gravel level. I put the plastic plants in the fish tank right before I planted and put the crawfish in, they are aquarium plants not decoration plants so they should have…"