Greetings to all enthusiasts. I am designing my first aquaponics system using IBC as my fish tank containers as well as my sump. So far I have the design configured at 4 IBC fish tanks and 1 IBC sump operating on DWC beds. Sump is below ground level to provide insulation for better temp stability. Kinda hot where I am (Manila, Philippines) and I don't want to dicker with refrigeration systems for now.
My question is... "Can we use the sump as dual purpose role for something else?" I just want to maximize my space use and a 1 cu meter sump tank seems like it can be used for something else. A few things come to mind like:
Has anybody got first hand experience or opinion on this? I would appreciate the input.
Again thanks for the additional info. Until I read your reply I never thought about filters for whats on top surface of the water. Can you tell me more about your skimmer outlet?
BTW, we are getting a bit off topic for the skimmer filter. Should I start a new thread with the relevant topic?
Here is a blog I posted on our SLO design: SLO