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I am very new to aquaponics but have been doing a lot of research.  Recently I quit my job in search for a lower stress less corporate life.  The criteria for my next venture is no or few employees and low stress. I love gardening, growing, and building, which has lead me to aquaponics.

Attached is a sketch of the vertical system I plan on starting soon. I would very much appreciate constructive criticism of the design.

http://s884.photobucket.com/user/Ben_Neal/media/81DDFA32-C9F8-4F4E-...

thank you for your knowledge!!!

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Hi Ben, nice system.

Does your H2O have water pump?

Mind to share what the red worm function you used in the filter?

And how your nutrient H2O storage tank contained?

Hi Ben,

Your design will work, but make sure to include a solids filter in between the media filter and sump, even though you have a media filter, colloidal particles will still find its way to your sump and accumulate in your pipes, which may cause some problem/stress. You could do some more research about swirl filters.



Jerry Wei Jie said:

Hi Ben, nice system.

Does your H2O have water pump?

Mind to share what the red worm function you used in the filter?

And how your nutrient H2O storage tank contained?

Red worms help in removing organic materials in the system such as uneaten fish food, fish poop and other decaying matter in the bed/filter media by ingestion.  



Yron M. Retuta said:



Jerry Wei Jie said:

Hi Ben, nice system.

Does your H2O have water pump?

Mind to share what the red worm function you used in the filter?

And how your nutrient H2O storage tank contained?

Red worms help in removing organic materials in the system such as uneaten fish food, fish poop and other decaying matter in the bed/filter media by ingestion. (read vermicomposting)

Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge.

Attached is a design modification adding the solids filter to the storage tank.

Also, I am considering utilizing the zipgrow tower where the filter
media filters in the tower. I am torn between the 2 designs and think
both have their benefits.

I am interested to know your and others opinion on this.

thanks!
Ben

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Thanks Yron for your information.

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