You guys probably remember me as Brandon Koots. The boy with a 7 gallon raft system. I grow Guppies. I got about 30 of them.
A lot of people told me that the plants' roots can not hang in the same water as the fishes. But I kept my system the way it is.
They also told me that my system is too small. But I still kept my system the way it is.
Now I got about 10 plants in my system and they are growing great!
My system is now almost 2 months old. So for those who thought this won't be a success here are some pictures!
Good for YOU ---
I started with a 10 gal system also, you will learn a lot about how aquaponics works and how to solve problems. One thing that I found in a small system is that when thing turn they turn fast and you do not have much buffer to play with. It is important to make sure you stay with the 1:1 ratio for correct bio filter effect. One way to add a little extra protections to the system is add a mechanical filter setup. You still get the nutrients you need, but it will clean out some of the solids that can over power a small system. Looks great and kept up the good work and enjoy.