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Dimension of grow bed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair Aug 7, 2014. 3 Replies

HI,As newbie I'm setting up a small home aquaponics system.After lots of reading (in Sylvia's book) I want to try a flood and drain system with an automatic siphon.I'm just a bit confused about the…Continue

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Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Bert's discussion Dimension of grow bed
"The volumetric ratio is sort of a dumbed down concept of what is going on in the system. It really depends how many fish you put in the tank. If you max out at 4-6 eight inch fish you will be fine. The real ratio that isn't in the book is…"
Aug 7, 2014
Bert replied to Bert's discussion Dimension of grow bed
"You are right, Jonathan, it should be 40 x 24 x 12 inch.The metric/imperial converson got me tricked... So a ratio of 80 gallon fishtank and 60 gallon grow bed is not enough? I should aim for at least 60 gallon fishtank and 60 gallon grow bed? Later…"
Aug 7, 2014
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Bert's discussion Dimension of grow bed
"The inch dimension you gave comes out 666 square/cubic feet which has to be an error. You should shoot for a ratio of between equal volume to your fish tank to three times the volume of your fish tank.  That would giver a volume of 10 to 30…"
Aug 6, 2014
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Dimension of grow bed

HI,As newbie I'm setting up a small home aquaponics system.After lots of reading (in Sylvia's book) I want to try a flood and drain system with an automatic siphon.I'm just a bit confused about the dimension of my grow bed.I'm planning a 80 gallon fish tank and a 38 square feet grow bed (400 x 240 x 12 inch).I would like to know if the grow bed has the right dimensions.Thank you for your advice.RegardsBertSee More
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Aquaponic Gardening Book
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Yes
If so, what type of system? (pick all that apply)
flood and drain media
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Less than 6 months
What type of fish do you grow with? (select all that apply)
Trout
How big is your fish tank?
66 gallons (IBC)
Name a part of a fish (spam blocking question)
swim blatter

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