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Bryan Man
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  • Orlando, FL
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How did you find us?
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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
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If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
none of the above
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Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Tilapia, Trout, Other
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At 4:57pm on August 21, 2011, TCLynx said…
I have plenty of 1 1/2" uniseals on had.  not many 1" and perhaps a few 1/2"
At 4:55pm on August 21, 2011, TCLynx said…
Aquatic Eco Systems carries bulkhead fittings but uniseals are pretty easy to use too.
At 7:27am on August 21, 2011, TCLynx said…
Yea a simple system will work.  With such a small system you have to make sure you are in a fairly stable temperature environment though so you don't alternately cook and chill the fish.  As to needing a bio-filter and sump tank.  Well the truth is with the amount and kind of fish you will be able to keep in a storage tote, you really don't need to worry too much about soilds build up.  If you do use a sump tank you could simply have one tub for fish, one tub for sump and two tubs for grow beds (provided you are talking about media beds) and it will work.  Solids removal and separate bio-filter are needed for raft systems if you go more than super low density but with a raft system you won't need the sump.
At 6:03am on August 21, 2011, Bryan Man said…
Thinking my first design is going to be a CHIFT pist system. I really don't want the water in the fishtank going up and down all the time.also between the fish tank and the grieved I will probably add a bio filter to remove more of the fish solids.
At 8:53pm on August 19, 2011, Sahib Punjabi said…

Welcome Bryan,

 

Hope to get to know you neighbor.

 

God bless,

At 10:08am on August 18, 2011, TCLynx said…
Yep one IBC for fish tank and the other cut in half for grow beds is a good way to start and if you fill the grow beds pretty full you should be able to support about 36 fish your first season.
At 9:15am on August 18, 2011, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Bryan,


Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.  


A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.


Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.


Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.


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