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This is my version of aquaponics. I found a fish tank and remebered a YouTube video I saw with ...
Fish Tank Weed
This is my version of aquaponics. I found a fish tank and remebered a YouTube video I saw with weed growing in it, Figured I'd try it out, cheap enough, no nutrients only fish and food. well here it is any ideas critisisms, anything I am open for suggestions and help. This is going on 3 days since set up. Clone is 1 week +3 days old. Light is on 18/6.
65w show&grow light(will upgrade ifthis goes anywhere)
2.5 gallon tank (I think)
1" air stone
glass rocks $2
cut to fit pink syrofoam floating on surface of water (rockwool is alsways moist)
4 Gold fish $0.28/per fish
gold fish food $2
total $5 minus the light, light fixture, fish tank, air pump, air stone w/tubing & check valve, rockwool, and clone was free or on hand.
please comment, I am intrested to see what ya'll think
Last edited by smokendude420; 05-30-2010 at 12:34 AM.
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lolwuttt is that came to my mind when i saw this, hey its an interesting idea, cheap. If I were you id invest in more lights, more lights = more bud.
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This could work but there's a couple problems I see. First your roots are exposed to light and totally submerged so their going to get root rot. You don't have enough aeration going on.
It's going to be a problem getting enough aeration to it without disturbing the fish. So what I'd do is maybe have sump tank like a reef tank and grow the plant in that. Then you can completely block off the roots from light as well.
Or you might be able to divide the tank in half, and put airstones half way so the fish can swim below undisturbed.
This is crazy and If it works my hats off to you. And I agree to get more light maybe even just a 150 hps from home depot or something.
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You should be using the tank as a reservoir and not to grow in for reasons already mentioned. If you used a drip system and had the return line going to the aquarium you would be all set. My grow store has a setup but much larger that uses a 55 gallon drum for the fish and a flood table for the plants. They look healthy but the problem comes in when they go to flower and you cannot adjust nutes because you will kill the fish.. good for vegetative growth, but not for flowering.
A flood table would actually be better. Then you could drain off the bottom of the barrel and send he detritus to the table which actually has most of the nutes and waste. That should help keep the tank water clean as well.
To solve the fertilizer problem when you hit flower maybe you could use a second reservoir. That one would hold fresh water to refill the fish thank and fertilized water would be sent to the drain. Not sure how you could measure out the amount to be added in on the fly though. Maybe a dripper on a solenoid.
thanks all for input, i had planed on getting a small pump and cycleing the water like you have suggested. i just wanted to check and see if this way would work, mainly due to he cheapness of it. i am concerned about the light, so i have a mini dwc system i may convert to a flood and drain. ill go get a small pump and put it together tuesday after holiday and update yall.
thanks again for input, i will kepp upto date on the progression of it if anyone is intrested. how much does a hps run at homedepot? my plan is to eventually use this system for my mother plant to save $$$$ on nutes.
i think i will have to movce this into my grow room anyhow, there is much more lightingin there that this can share withthe rest of my plants, nice addition to any liviing room, odd thing is not one visitor has noticed.
Last edited by smokendude420; 05-30-2010 at 01:30 AM.
I think the Sun System 150w & ballast is about $100.
this is pretty awesome, if you can get it to work out, you are the man! kudos!
I have upgraded my fishtank set up some. I changed the fish to a single male beta. I added a grow tank wraped in foil tape to block light, and i put a pump to cycle the water. The pump was $8.99 at the hardware store. the new fish plus fish food was just over $5 so now the total cost was like just over $20 with the old fish. I am saving an looking around for a better light, i will prolly add some cfl's, think this will help? I will travel to a homedepot soon and see what they have.
here are pictures of the new system.
Any ideas or suggestions?
Last edited by smokendude420; 06-03-2010 at 12:25 AM.
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