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stability of the grow bed with an ebb and flow system

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Greenstein Oct 2, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi,I'm just setting up a system with a bell siphon and it works as expected but during the grow bed fill cycle, the light weight media rises and even overflows the sides of the grow tray and during…Continue

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David Greenstein replied to David Greenstein's discussion stability of the grow bed with an ebb and flow system
"Thanks to you also Ruperto. "
Oct 2, 2012
RupertofOZ replied to David Greenstein's discussion stability of the grow bed with an ebb and flow system
"1 inch below the media...  is all that is required"
Oct 2, 2012
David Greenstein replied to David Greenstein's discussion stability of the grow bed with an ebb and flow system
"That makes sense. Thanks  Jonathan"
Oct 1, 2012
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to David Greenstein's discussion stability of the grow bed with an ebb and flow system
"If you are using Hydroton or some variant you should find that if you keep your water line 2 inches below the top of the media it will not move as much. The weight of the dry media should hold down what is underneath."
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stability of the grow bed with an ebb and flow system

Hi,I'm just setting up a system with a bell siphon and it works as expected but during the grow bed fill cycle, the light weight media rises and even overflows the sides of the grow tray and during the drain cycle, the height of the media collapses to about one half the maximum height. This variation of media depth causes the plants or seed starter cubes to drastically change position and even disappear under the surface of the media. It seems that the light weight of the media is the problem.…See More
Oct 1, 2012
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How did you find us?
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Are you an aquaponic gardener already?
Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
How old is your system?
Just started
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Goldfish, Koi, Tilapia
How big is your fish tank?
70 gallon
Please tell us something else about yourself.
I am a 74 y/o optometrist with an 8'x12' kit greenhouse outside my office. I just learned about aquaponics from an article in my Hobby Greenhouse magazine. I think aquaponics has a very big future and look forward to lots of interesting and enjoyable activity and results.

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At 4:41pm on September 26, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome David!

 

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