My first aquaponic set up. I am addressing some valid concerns as the building has progressed and will continue to modify as suggestions come in. I appreciate your feedback! This is the ratchet strap modification for the buldging in the blue barrels that is a problem. I went with a 14' ratchet strap and ran it through a 1" PVC pipe cut to each side. I am hoping the ratchet will allow me to crank it down or ease up as need be.
This is a picture of the full set up ready for water before the ratchet strap modification.