Erik C

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About Erik C

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  • Birthday 04/24/85

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    San Angelo, TX

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    Making the world a better place. I believe in recycling, open source anything, and sustainabiltiy.
  1. So here's where I'm at in the design stage. I've got a 50 gallon tub to build my system around. I live in an apartment with a pretty big balcony space (7x8 ft.). I haven't really found any good plastic bins for my grow bed. The best I've found would be a 36"x24"x8" bin used for mixing concrete. My concerns are 8" might not be deep enough, and also I couldn't find any label on the bin to say what kind of plastic it is (I've heard not all plastics are safe for aquaponics). So I might be building by grow bed out of lumber and use pond liner or something in it. I was wondering what kind of dimensions I should go with on my grow bed if I was to build my own. I've heard I want at least a 1:1 ratio grow bed to fish tank ratio. Is there any advantages/disadvantages of 2:1 grow bed to fish tank ratio?
  2. Hi, I'm Erik from San Angelo, TX. I can't wait to soak up as much knowledge as I can. And hopefully I'll start building my system within the month.