"I like to use a compost tea to kick off a new system. we use castings, molasses, kelp, and "Plant Success" for the base.. brew it for two days, then add BioZome (Archea) and sometimes Mag, Iron, etc.. and pour it into the growbeds.
"So i have grown many species of algae sea weed and mangrove tho not in a traditional aquaponic setup but with a salt water version using a grass bed for filtration. macro algae and sea weed can be tricky but once you get the conditions of your water…"
"I use a tech foil to insulate our fish tanks... an insulated lid to cover the fish tanks and good old electric heaters to heat the water.
it looks like your pipes are galvanized, which could be an issue for the fish. the main thing to be…"
I had also intended to use it to separate the sub-tank into two, and use it for the babies, we'll see how it goes, if it does not work, Ill make you some columns that are hang and fill it with the media and transports water…"