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PostPosted: Jun 2nd, '18, 11:46 
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Hi Everyone,

I am Dan.
I just recently moved from Canberra to Bywong and have decided to start a little Aquaponics system.
I have bought 3 IBC tanks that i am getting ready to cut open.
I was wondering if anyone in then area have any good piece of advice or maybe even be willing to let me have a look at their setup.

As of now, i do understand the basics and should be able to get small system started but am certainly no professional...

Anyways, I hope you are all doing well!

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Hey Dan :wave1: , download this if you haven't already.. http://ibcofaquaponics.com/files/IBCofAquaponics.pdf

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Hi!

And thanks for that, great piece of help.

Considering I am starting out with 3 tanks, what would be the best setup?

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Generally accepted basic guide lines for new to aquaponics

Same volume of "Wet Gravel" as your fish tank volume for adequate biofiltration

Pump big enough to "Turn over volume of fish tank"

So with losses to flow from pipe bends , head (height you pump UP)and other restrictions a fish tank of 1000L will need a pump of around 2000Lph good start is 3500Lph which leaves some for expansion / extra spray in tank for airation

Fish numbers based on wet gravel volume not fish tank size

25L of wet gravel per edible fish if your using little fish then best guess

Use some acceptable method to you to eliminate light through the sides of the tanks and growbeds , sheet plastic , pallet timber , corrugated sheet ect ect

The bigger the volume of water the more stable a system will be

So a good basic layout for your 3 IBCs would be one whole IBC for fish , one 2/3rds for sump , and three growbeds

This will be a good start , the skill in aquaponics revolves around keeping your water parameters as stable as possible and managing the plants in your growbeds

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>> Considering I am starting out with 3 tanks, what would be the best setup?


this will help...... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24235

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Thanks!

I am still trying to wrap my head around everything and it is not all straight forward but i am sure i will work it out.
Damn, Darren the setup in the link is great. Not quite sure i would be able to build that on my first go.


All the help is much appreciated!

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