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My system was very simple and I did smaller changes along the way. My trays were 4 off wide and 4 off narrow trays.......and this all changed to 8 narrow grow trays later I changed all the trays to narrow trays to make the system easier to manage And this made things allot easier My stones in my grow trays in size were ....+-10-25 mm Later I added +-5 – 10 mm......big mistake I sifted them and all up to 20mm out later again. My final size stones in my system were +-25 mm and in a bigger system I would even go for 30-35 mm stones My water from my dam ran directly into my 8 grow trays without solid removal I later added baskets at all the outflows to catch some solids before going into grow trays In the summer months with the temp advantage the fish ate a lot and they were sh ...........just as much They worked ok to remove most of the solids If I had to guess I would say about 25% went into my trays. This seemed to be ok and between plants I would turn stones in tray and plant the next batch of whatever The turning was more just to drop all the solids to the bottom of trays and open the water passage Then planting of plants in system was a long battle finding an ok planting method The wind plays a very big role When I still had my plastic cover over my tunnel the bigger stones were ok With no wind the plants grew well in the big stones but after the wind blew my tunnel away I had problems Because of direct wind I started trying different grow baskets I made them from shade net and filled them with small stones This then helped with the anchoring of the roots I also got ideas from other forums Bought small grow pots and slit the bases with a angle grinder and used as grow pots These worked well as well There are so many ways of doing things so to me there is no one way People say don’t reinvent the wheel but with Aquaponics the door is still wide open..... kobus had a comment here where he had figures on study's done and on rekord of ap systems if i remember right it was 10 study's on rekord that to me says allot..........the door is open I believe and me thinking nothing wrong with trying
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