How to build an Aquaponics System. By Molly. Things that you will need. Fish tank Grow bed tub Water Clay balls Pipes Oxygen pump Water pump Garden hose Plants Bucket Saw Drill Brick Draining pipe Protecting pipe. Drilling a hole.
How to build an Aquaponics System
Grow bed tub
You must drill a hole into the bottom of the tub and then fit in a pipe and screw.
When you put the pipes in follow the steps below
When you put the drainage pipe and protection pipe
in your Aquaponics system gently sit the drainage pipe on top of the other pipes then sit protection pipe over it.
Make sure that you have the drainage pipe in at the right height.
Adding the water and clay balls is a simple process. Just gently pour the water into the fish tank, then lift the tub up onto the fish tank. Then cut open a bag of clay balls and pour until the clay balls have filled up the tub. But leave 4cm space. Then put your house brick on top of the protection pipe.
The water pump is put in the water and the hose in the tub and on top of the clay balls.
When you plant your plants begin with seedlings make sure that you wash all the dirt off the roots. This is because the clay balls act like dirt.
Make sure that it works
Make sure that the Aquaponics system is working properly
and that it is cycling.