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PostPosted: Oct 26th, '18, 15:59 
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Hi all!

I'm completely new to Aquaponics and decided to start it as more of a hobby but I think the bug has bitten...

I'm a tech geek by nature so I thought I'd share some modifications to the home system I've started building. It's a basic IBC chop and flip system. 800L fish tank with the remainder of the IBC making up the Grow Bed.

Since I work far from home I wanted a way to possibly control the water pump and even monitor temperature so I decided to install some Sonoff wireless on/off switches (with a built in timer) a power consumption meter from Sonoff as well as a Sonoff temperature gauge - all accessible from my smart phone.

The attached diagram shows the layout. What this allows me to do is set a timer on the water pump, check on the FT temp and even monitor how much power is being used, all from my phone.

I'll update with more pics soon


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PostPosted: Oct 30th, '18, 04:52 
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No diagram attached, I think? :geek:


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Lets try again... here we go.

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My kids helping transfer koi in to the system

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More pics of the system. These were taken some weeks back, I've been running it now for about 6 weeks and so far have run in to a few minor issues, for example the first pump I used was too weak and died after a week of 24/7 operation.

The input for the swirl filter wasn't sealing as well as it should've so the pipe popped out once and almost emptied the tank! Thankfully the fish were ok.

I had one fish attempt an escape and managed to jump through a small gap in the tank cover. I found the little guy on top of the net the next morning, no idea how long he had been out but after putting him back in he straightened up and has been fine ever since.

Just this morning though, I lost one of the Koi. No apparent reason I can see but I'm keen to find out why.

Tank and Swirl Filter
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Tank with fish
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Grow Bed with bell siphon (My test plants - Green Peppers and Chili Peppers)
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Lets try again... here we go.

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