Practical Aquaponics Plumbing Upgrade and Live Demonstration

Practical Aquaponics Plumbing Upgrade and Live Demonstration

 

Check out Practical Aquaponics Plumbing Upgrade Journey and Process.
i'm going to try a new arrangement of
the plumbing try to get away from the
three-eighths inch tubing was never a
flexible you can't find fittings very
easily for it
I'm so I'm going to try and see if my
pump can push through half inch PVC that
way i can plumb up everything in one
size and bulkhead fittings are easy to
find and whatnot so here's my adapter
got a 38 inch to half inch adapter at
the bottom to check now all the way up
to tee it up to another check out that
will go to the water tower this goes
over to the grow bed and this is going
to be a dribbler is fairly on it all for
the duckweed i'll show you when we get
to get it
alright so here's what i came up with
as you can see it took a little longer
than expected
it's dark now but them yeah there's the
piers it's formed signature this head
and I've got it going through the
chapter justo just roll the whole their
task the vibrate through and it allows
some water here is determined by that
Valve some water to come out there
get your favourite you got the bottom of
bottled-up turned over the top of that
standpipe with all the definitely
doesn't just walk down there is a gap in
that far into that will show another you
want it's like more Josh but there it is
ok so the next day and here is the
plumbing as it is now a little more than
enough shots maybe here is pump comes
out of this year since to excel you just
challenge that the floor to seek out
these two valves this one can definitely
take one just got a little mystery
swirled workers pops just next south of
the t go through another check valve
whereas foot this killer inch the
dripline just go to the top of the tower
since they're not getting water directly
anymore
before all my water running through the
towers if it's a lot of random with
pride for the flooded out the
strawberries and was called be
controlled at them
yeah just a little drip line now we'll
see how that works and then I've got
here this pipe is going away right now
but it will be going this container back
up and get your shot here this container
is going to be a water tower to put
fittings become in another fitting to
come out and that way to put a lot of
water very middle of the day we can get
saved and their people down tonight
okay that'll work one other thing is i
noticed this morning a couple of seeing
their mosquito larvae in my duckweed
container in one of the know obviously
though or mosquitoes any more than I
already haven't really got into kept a
lid on three consistently enough to get
them to crack or something but there is
a solution just chomping at the bit
those are 20 minutes are just gotta put
sort awaiting their release and we'll
see how they do they want to eat you can
you see if you can see that
maybe system that worked out for the
definitely fear works like this just
showed you yesterday there's a upturned
bottle bottom of a lemonade bottle and
cut off but this shows that changes the
flow of the tank so water is being
dribbled on top tier close to the side
and decide to what it's flowing outward
these little vents that lets water
coming into the water is going down the
site and seek without it also tends to
gather around he can't fight a lot of
gross and disgusting me she's going down
to be coming out that we coming out so
what this does water flows off the top
and it flows so that basically the flow
is doing along the top of the water away
from the same pipe and then back down
and under up to the statement so that's
the top surface of the water was flowing
away the standpipe but that I'm hoping
will do is once once the duckweed
perfect the whole surface it will work
its way towards the same pipe and fill
up there all the available space some of
it will work its way under get washed
down and hopefully that'll give me a
constant sort of metering of how much
duckweed goes down i can actually
maintain the population rather than just
depleting at all feeding into the fish
right away but in the meantime hope
these guys keep the mosquitoes down
without eating too much of it themselves
ok here is the 60 watt solar panels that
currently powers my entire greenhouse
and i'm going to show you just how that
took that you follow the wire goes under
the wall there up along the side here
and into this charge controller charge
controller prevents the battery banks
i'm getting over filled there's the
battery bank just a bunch of the
batteries gel batteries mostly from
ups's that people have tossed out and
mismatched with all 12 volt so they're
just wired up at a couple of experiments
on with relays and spicy a few different
switches here but right now this is the
main switch turned on and off the water
going up to the strawberry towers
wire here horses running that switch
things around and it's directly to the
pump the pump i changed the filter
mechanism on the phone before I just had
a smaller piece of this filter material
wrapped around it with it is it time but
instead of making a little bit fatter so
it would fit into an age pot seems to
work okay
the idea being I don't have to cut it I
every time I leave the filter out and
you have this is the sort of pump that
I'm running this is my share
that's a lesson I learned early on and
don't buy one pump by 2 because when
that one fails i can swap this one out
without a problem
I don't have to go to a difference sighs
pumple less-than-ideal pump might do
have another one that I've used my
previous one sale which I'm still fail
especially when this under a thousand
duty cycle like I've got it wired now it
never ever get a break in the section it
off manually but I have another time
think this one's here if you can
actually the first pump i bought for
aquaponics rotate it so here it's got a
hose barb fitting on either side started
spitting on your side takes 12 volt like
the whole system and that's actually
been the most reliable pumps that I
thought but it's a little bit too beefy
the most intimate things my batteries
right away so don't the smaller pump
less flow but it's more than enough the
side system
and of course my deck we'd grown up here
that
yeah it together and auto Stiller here's
a bit every so often a little bit of
water that dumped in some duck will go
down stand pipe into the mystic just
like as it is now i just got a handful
occasionally
here we go love it
likewise with the older flies all right
now having gatorade bottle step over the
end of the three have you don't want to
see anything crawling out so far i have
an energy crawl out i think that's
because they don't like where the ribs
has to add some more materials that gets
up to the rear tube but does they should
get some cool off