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pipe widths for AP system, flood and drain

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Cresswell Mar 22, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi, I am installing the flood and drain system now, and I wonder if I should be using 1 inch pipe (flexi?) to deliver the pumped water from the sump tank to the grow beds, and then 2 inch pipes for…Continue

Tags: dimensions, pipe, drain, and, flood

my system

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Cresswell Mar 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi can anyone see any gremlins in this system, I am think now of using timer with pumps instead of auto-syphons has anay one tried this? Any advice re pumps for 1300 litre capacity with 1.5 metre…Continue

Aquaponics system Dorset UK

Started Mar 13, 2012 0 Replies

Hi we have set up in our poly tunnel, a 1300 litre fish tank, 50 organic carp, with five x 135 litre grow beds and a sump tank. We are ready to start the plumbing now, so we are making the…Continue

Tags: tank, pump, sump, autosyphons, organic

Why does the PH go down?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tina Cresswell Mar 12, 2012. 5 Replies

Hi the PH in the Fish Tank dropped suddenly to 4.5. The temperature in the poly tunnel has suddenly gone up to a max of 28 c, and I removed one grow bed that had been covering the tank. Could it be…Continue

Tags: health, fish, and, PH

 

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Tina Cresswell replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion pipe widths for AP system, flood and drain
"Thanks TC thats very helpful, will be doing the plumbing in next weekend, let you know how it goes! Regards  Tina x"
Mar 22, 2012
TCLynx replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion pipe widths for AP system, flood and drain
"If in doubt, bigger drain plumbing is usually safer.  But as noted, will cost more.  Uniseal fittings can often save money there though. Exact size of plumbing needed also depends some on type of flood and drain being used and as noted, if…"
Mar 21, 2012
Tina Cresswell replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion pipe widths for AP system, flood and drain
"Thanks Ian and Fishy, that's really helpful, hope to be up and running in the next few weeks, will let you know how it goes! Greetings to all x"
Mar 21, 2012
Ian Cameron replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion pipe widths for AP system, flood and drain
"Fishy is right, it depends on the flow required to adequately circulate your fish tank and your ebb and flow system. My system is not large, being an indoor pilot project. It contains 3 20gal  Rubbermaid containers. 1 being fish tank and 2…"
Mar 20, 2012
Fishy McFisherson replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion pipe widths for AP system, flood and drain
"the pipe diameter will vary depending on the flow requirements of your system, but the rule of thumb with gravity fed systems I've always heard from my aquarium buddies, and been successful in the application of, is that your drain…"
Mar 19, 2012
Tina Cresswell posted a discussion

pipe widths for AP system, flood and drain

Hi, I am installing the flood and drain system now, and I wonder if I should be using 1 inch pipe (flexi?) to deliver the pumped water from the sump tank to the grow beds, and then 2 inch pipes for the gravity drain under the grow beds back to the fish tank?Any advice please?TinaSee More
Mar 19, 2012
Tina Cresswell replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion my system
"Thank you so much for that, it was very helpful as I was just about to order the pump. I don't know those brands but have just ordered a fish mate 4000, which I think ticks all boxes and has a three year guarantee. The company have been very…"
Mar 19, 2012
TCLynx replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion my system
"If you use pump on a timer, you will need a pump about 4 times as big as if you were pumping constantly and using auto siphons since you will need to pump all the water needed in about 15 minutes of each hour instead of constant pumping. If the…"
Mar 15, 2012
Tina Cresswell posted a discussion

my system

Hi can anyone see any gremlins in this system, I am think now of using timer with pumps instead of auto-syphons has anay one tried this? Any advice re pumps for 1300 litre capacity with 1.5 metre head?thanks for your help xSee More
Mar 15, 2012
Tina Cresswell posted a discussion

Aquaponics system Dorset UK

Hi we have set up in our poly tunnel, a 1300 litre fish tank, 50 organic carp, with five x 135 litre grow beds and a sump tank. We are ready to start the plumbing now, so we are making the autosyphons for each growbed and the pump will be in the 135 litre sump tank. So, the fish tank will overflow (do I need a ball valve here?) in to sump tank, the pump will send water up to Grow Bed no.1, (autosyphon drains into wider waste pipe going back to fish tank) then no.2, (autosyphon drains into wider…See More
Mar 13, 2012
Tina Cresswell replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion Why does the PH go down?
"Going to fill up later, it takes 1300 litres when full so should be ok, thanks for your help!"
Mar 12, 2012
TCLynx replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion Why does the PH go down?
"Protect the pond from excess light and make sure you have plenty of filtration and aeration and you should be fine. 500 liters sounds way small for 50 carp though."
Mar 12, 2012
Tina Cresswell replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion Why does the PH go down?
"Thanks for all your help! I am just starting up the system, so have recycled the old pond water mixed with some fresh, and there are only some minnows and a solitary goldfish at the moment in about 500 litres (its not full yet) I am not feeding yet…"
Mar 12, 2012
TCLynx replied to Tina Cresswell's discussion Why does the PH go down?
"pH falls naturally as a byproduct of the bio-filter operation.  As the bacteria convert ammonia to nitrite and nitrite to nitrate they use up alkalinity and the pH drops.  You will probably want to buffer the pH up a little bit to keep it…"
Mar 11, 2012

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At 9:02pm on February 21, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Tina,

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.

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