Desktop Aquaponics

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Dennis is busy developing a desktop aquaponics system and will be offering these as a kit and course.  The concept design is shown below:

Concept design

The aquaponics nitrogen cycle (courtesy of  http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/) is shown in this diagram and illustrates the flow of nitrogen between plant and fish:

On Tuesday we have had a successful test of the desktop aquaponic system.

First prototype

 

What is working:
Fish tank
Frame
Grow Bed
Venturi Outflow
Control switch
Overflow (needs improving)
Pump strength and flow
Expanded clay? (we will see if they sink 🙂

Next we will start adding a fish and some plants to get the biological systems kick started. Finalize and build the pcb and design and build a nice frame.

Status:

But we are 80% done, thanks to everybody that offered support and enthusiasm so far.


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