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The only way I'm going to be able stop reading about aquaponics is to do a setup myself. Gonna start small and work my way up. I am a musician and am on tour alot. It would be cool to make friends on this forum with gardeners across the United States in hopes of meeting them and seeing their systems in person. This seems like a really rad forum. yay.
I've built it! I used 1 IBC container. The top 1/3 of the IBC container was cut and flipped. I filled it with red lava rocks on the bottom half and Hydroton on the top half. After doing more research, I realized more grow bed volume was needed. I made a frame out of some thick cedar and posts and tossed in a pond liner. I used river pebbles on the top half to go the cheaper route. I have just about a 1 to 1 ratio going. The pump is a 550-GPH from Lowes. I have it on a cinder block in case something happens and it will not drain the whole tank. Is it bad that it is not on the bottom? I sp