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PostPosted: Jun 2nd, '14, 23:02 
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What type of bottom material would you suggest for an aquaponics fish tank. These tanks are all 55 gal drums and I would like if it would be a good idea to add some type of bedding to the bottom of my tanks. Thank you, Gil Jones


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 Post subject: Re: bottom of the tank
PostPosted: Jun 2nd, '14, 23:34 
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None would be my guess. Substrate will capture solids and you want your pump to get those solids to your growbed. But I'm a rookie at this.


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most people put no substrate in their aquaponics fish tanks, and i would recommend against it unless you have a very good reason.

And if you do use substrate you need to vacuum it periodically to remove solids and prevent aenarobic zones from forming.

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