Biologic

Pond Liner Toxins

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Hello everyone!

I was curious if anyone has ever seen any testing done in aquaponic systems that use pond liner in the grow beds/tanks?  From the research I've seen it is recommended to not use pond liner  due to not being food grade liner.  Although I have visited some well known AP setups and saw them using pond liner.

Anyone have any thoughts?

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Hi Biologic

Welcome to APN/HQ

I'm a bit curious about the research you refere to ?

The question you raise have been disscused on numerous threads before, here are some of those posts :

I would not worry about using a EPDM liner

 

cheers

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Thanks for posting the links.  I suppose reasearch is the wrong term.  Just from what I've read online and in AP books it seems like a gray area and hoping to find something concrete on it

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I think EPDM are fine as long as you scrub them down or age in water before using. As was eluded to in the research they may come with anti sticking agents etc. 

I know shrimp farmers that use Intex pools and don't even scrub them and claim they have never had any issues. 

 

I've used Intex pools for holding fish while seining and did not have any issues. 

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