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Newbie needs advise.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff S Oct 14. 3 Replies

Ok, I'll try to make this short. What I have here is a system made from three IBC totes.Fish Tank=250 Gal.Sump Tank=150 Gal3 GrowBeds,  No/Media= 90 gal,   W/Media= 36 Gal.550 GPH pump from the sump…Continue

 

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Frank replied to Larry Miller's discussion I didn't know this was a place to advertise your products. I'm out!
"Wow, I'm sorry to hear all this.  I just joined."
Tuesday
Jeff S replied to Frank's discussion Newbie needs advise.
"I have the same setup and beds, even the same block supports. My sump is 200 gallons and in ground. 300 gallon FT. A single feed to the beds will be sufficient. As I said before it will be difficult to feed the beds evenly from all corners/sides.…"
Oct 14
Frank replied to Frank's discussion Newbie needs advise.
"Thanks for the reply Jeff.  Hope all is well with you and yours.  I am new to the forum, but I will attempt to send a pic. Each grow bed is surrounded by 1-1/2" PVC fed from the sump tank into the center square, which is teed off at…"
Oct 14
Jeff S replied to Frank's discussion Newbie needs advise.
"Welcome Frank. Not sure what you're referring to when you asked how many holes to flood beds. When I first started I put water in at 4 points on the beds but it was hard to regulate. I've since switched to a single inlet. Flow can be…"
Oct 14
Frank replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Best tool to cut slits in PVC?
"People,  please be VERY careful when using a table saw, radial arm saw, or Miter saw to cut slots. Make sure you have a firm grip on the piece, that your fingers are clear from the travel of the blade, and go slow.  You might want to turn…"
Oct 14
Frank replied to Darlene Cerullo's discussion Need Help Settling A Disagreement-Sump Tanks
"Drastic changes in water level in the fish tank can cause stress on the fish.  The sump tank removes this problem. Just one advantage.  I'm  sure there are more.  New at this myself, but really enjoying putting it together."
Oct 14
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Newbie needs advise.

Ok, I'll try to make this short. What I have here is a system made from three IBC totes.Fish Tank=250 Gal.Sump Tank=150 Gal3 GrowBeds,  No/Media= 90 gal,   W/Media= 36 Gal.550 GPH pump from the sump tank feeding fish tank and three grow beds through 1-1/2" Pvc.Each Grow bed is flooded from 4 sides with a bell siphon in the center.1-1/2" solid lift riser in the center of the fish tank increased to 2" at the overflow tee.2" feeds from fish tank into bottom of radial flow filter and over flows…See More
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How did you find us?
Search engine (Google)
Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
No
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
250 Gal
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
tail
Please tell us something else about yourself.
Trying to straighten the learning curve.

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