DPatel304 replied to DPatel304's topic in GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSIONThanks for the response. So, in addition to my 400GPH pump, I want to add a filter to the system? I'm not sure how to properly filter the right amount, yet also make sure the plants are still properly fed. I'd prefer to use the grow bed as a bio filter, but if that's not an option, I'm open to modifying the system. Is it possible to get 'heavy feeder' plants that might require more intake and balance the system better despite my grow bed being small?
DPatel304 posted a topic in GENERAL AQUAPONICS DISCUSSIONI have a 75 gallon fish tank, and want to create an indoor system. Here are the list of parts I have so far: 75 Gallon Fish Tank 10 Goldfish 400 GPH Fish tank pump Bell Siphon Grow Bed Hydroton Grow Media PVC Pipes Basil, Kale, and one other plant Grow Light I mainly want to confirm that the fish tank pump, siphon type, and grow bed are all good. From what I understand, I need to cycle the entire tank every hour, so I could run this pump for ~12 minutes every hour to accomplish this. The grow bed is small, but perhaps I could have 3 of them. I'm not quite sure what my ratio of grow bed to fish tank should be, I've heard 1:1, but that sounds like a lot. I'm not sure I have the space for more than 3 of the containers I listed. Any other tips/suggestions would be very helpful. As far as fish/plants are concerned, I'm looking for the easiest.