The initial video of latest system. Five bucket grow bed as well as outmost bell siphon. Will be solar powered.
@DigitalFoodDesert yeaper that way? you can have either more fish or bigger fish to power your system.
That is a very good idea because my water level changes rather drastically, from the top of the barrel to just barely covering the pump. Your absolutely right, I get it? now.
The battery in the system is temporary, but I figure that it should? run the system for 100+ hours with no recharging. I have several solar panels that I can use. I currently think that I can get by with two 15 watt panels to run this system with a much smaller battery.
The original two buckets have been set aside for the moment and a 12 volt bilge pump will be used for emergency backup. That pump produced so much volume of water that I bypassed most? of it right back into the fish tank, it was great for aeration but used more power (a lot more power) than the fountain pumps.
@DigitalFoodDesert I don’t think your understand what I’m talking about. Leave that barrel where it is and add? another one. That the water stay at a constant hight of water
I used this same external bell siphon on a two bucket system that I let run for about a month. I did not ever try to put plants or fish in that system. The reason I took it down was that the algae got so bad that the pump and tubing clogged.?
I’ll due a short video today to describe the external siphon. It could be a little bigger but it was made with what I could easily get off the shelf. There is only one? part that needs modification and that was not particularly difficult.
The current barrel has gone through several projects, now that I’ve? cut a hole on the side it will have to serve as a fish tank or grow bed.
Sweet set up there. Like that external bell siphon. Real cost saving idea there. One suggestion I would add a 55 gal barrel for the fish tank off to the side and make your system a constant hight one pump system. Use what you have as a sump. If you did that I bet you could grow out 10 to? 15 pound of eatable fish without to much trouble.
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