Hello All,Greetings to all enthusiasts. I am designing my first aquaponics system using IBC as my fish tank containers as well as my sump. So far I have the design configured at 4 IBC fish tanks…Continue
Again thanks for the additional info. Until I read your reply I never thought about filters for whats on top surface of the water. Can you tell me more about your skimmer outlet?
BTW, we are getting a bit off topic for…"
"Hi Ronald, happy to help in any way.
That mechanical filter you describe is the same as the "polisher" that Rob Nash refers to. If you can separate the solids out first (he uses the media beds) I do believe the polisher won't require…"
"Check out the videos from Bright Agrotech. Some of the best info out there. I trust Nate for accurate info.
Also if you're talking commercial check out this guy on You Tube: Paul Van der Werf. He's in the start up stages of a…"
"Hello Jim Fisk,
Thanks for the hearty input. It was great for somebody to confirm that we need filters to address both sinker and floater detritus. Basically my system design looks like this.
FT --> RADIAL --> MECHANICAL (3…"
"The bird netting (Bio-filter) will stay "clean" far longer if you filter out all solids first and that means sinkers and floaters ( a radial filter only addresses sinkers). Otherwise the netting will clog up fast and is a really nasty job…"
"Hi George, from what I've read any anaerobic zones in my system could be bad for my fish as well as deplete oxygen needed by the plants too. The netting could get clogged up with no easy way to clean it regularly. I just want…"
"I use my sump (also an IBC in ground)as a second fish tank. The fish actually seem to grow faster in there than the fish tank. Don't know why. Maybe they're feeding on any waste that gets past my radial filter."
"Thanks for that. That's one vote for filter. Regarding the bird netting, I am thinking that it might not lend itself to easy cleaning. I've had some more time and I found this info about an "internal kaldness filter"…"
"opinion - a filter for sure, what Rob Nash calls a polisher. You would need a deep sump tank probably. Drain from gravel
beds to bottom of sump - bottom half of sump filled with bird netting. Pump to DWC from top half of sump and…"
Hello All,Greetings to all enthusiasts. I am designing my first aquaponics system using IBC as my fish tank containers as well as my sump. So far I have the design configured at 4 IBC fish tanks and 1 IBC sump operating on DWC beds. Sump is below ground level to provide insulation for better temp stability. Kinda hot where I am (Manila, Philippines) and I don't want to dicker with refrigeration systems for now.My question is... "Can we use the sump as dual purpose role for something else?"…See More