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
The truth is you don't make any money growing vegetables. To make money you have to sell the vegetables. At least 80% of a commercial aquaponic farm business has basically nothing to do with aquaponics. So instead of talking about commercial aquaponics, I want this group to be about selling produce.See More
"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…"
"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?
"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…"
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