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How To Make amazing aquaponics Design from garden scraps

Posted at January 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Basics | 1 Comment

Use Garden Scraps To Build Aquaponic System

 

Aquaponics System  Fully Assembled Plants Tube

Aquaponics System Fully Assembled Plants Tube

This system can be made in a small space anywhere in your home or garden or your backyard all what you need to do this aquaponics plan is two garden scraps and some other tools this is a very cost effective DIY plan

This is how to build a low-cost vertical aquaponic system.

 

Materials:
these materials will be used for building the system, We will also show you photos for other systems to show you a diversity of systems that are made almost from the same materials and all of them are affordable. We use feet and inches.

*Pipeso
15-20 ft. of 4-in. diameter PVC
or 15-20 ft. of 4-in. diameter ADS

4-inch elbows
4-inch T connectors

*Two rolls of electrical tape

*Two 50-gallon drums
*15-20 ft. of aquarium tubing
*Pumps

*Plastic cups
*Strips of cloth or another fastener
*Scrap wood
The size of pump depends on the flow capacity you woul. But you can use An aquarium pump it will be more than enough to keep the flow going.
the air pump will be good to give a good aeration to the water but it is optional as you can’t use it and the water will be aerated by the gradient oxygen concentration.

Tools:
*Power drill or hand drill
*one in hole saw
*three in hole saw

Aquaponics System Perforated Tubes AS Plants Bed

Aquaponics System Perforated Tubes AS Plants Bed

Aquaponics System Perforated Tubes AS Plants Bed

Aquaponics System Perforated Tubes AS Plants Bed

 

Aquaponics System Tubes Assembled

Aquaponics System Tubes Assembled

Build time: 3 hours.

The best plants:
Any herbs you need at home or leafy vegetables.

The best fish:Tilapia and trout their advantage is the fast growth and the good tast.

Aquaponics System  Fully Assembled Plants Tube

Aquaponics System Fully Assembled Plants Tube

 

Divide the pipe you have into six parts each of them is 1 ft. parts for the sides and two parts for the ends but these will be 14in.

In the 1 ft. pieces for the sides make two 3 inches in diameter holes.
and 1inche for the end pieces but this hole will be in its side.

Put these parts together using electrical tap.

Aquaponics System Garden Scraps

Aquaponics System Garden Scraps

Make the vertical pipes length as you need. Also make 1inche in diameter holes in each of them, as you see in the picture each of them at the same distance from each other. Fix them as you see in the picture as the picture explains itself

I have put the picture that on the right to show you how this part of the system will look when the whole plan is done.

Garden Scraps For The Aquaponics System Garden Scraps Design Plan DIY

Garden Scraps For The Aquaponics System Garden Scraps Design Plan DIY

Make a hole in each plastic then put the plastic cups in the side pipes’ holes you made into the side pipes. After that you need to make a 1 inch in diameter pipe pieces to place them in the other holes you have already made in the end pipes to make a water flow to final water. The water flow must end in one of the two scraps.

50 gallon drums are suitable to be used for housing the fish or you can use any water container you have, or barrels or anything you can afford to house your delicious fish.

If you going to use barrels or scraps or any kind of drums that are closed from the top, you have to remove the lid or cut the top if it does not have a lid.

The Aquaponics System  From Garden Scraps DIY  Design Fully Assembled

The Aquaponics System From Garden Scraps DIY Design Fully Assembled

This is the final look the system will have after doing this aquaponics simple DIY plan, the structure of assembled pipes system will be placed on top of the two barrels in the garden or any space you have, these two pictures taken from two different angels.

The best way to support the system structure is by using wooden boards or pieces. Making the whole system slightly tilted in the drainage pipe is a good idea that will make the water flow better . we have made these vertical columns with different heights to show you that you can do it as you like but you should make them at the same height when you making your own system.

Put the plants in these. Then place them in the cups and the vertical columns holes.

The Aquaponics System  From Garden Scraps DIY  Design Fully Assembled

The Aquaponics System From Garden Scraps DIY Design Fully Assembled

Get the burlap or any other suitable materials and make strips of them, fix them at the top end of the vertical pipes and move them down a little bit inside the pipes. This will be the soil for the plants to grow on or at least latch on.

Aquaponics System Plants Tube Of Garden Scraps Design Plan DIY

Aquaponics System Plants Tube Of Garden Scraps Design Plan DIY

Put the plants in these. Then place them in the cups and the vertical columns holes.

Get the burlap or any other suitable materials and make strips of them, fix them at the top end of the vertical pipes and move them down a little bit inside the pipes. This will be the soil for the plants to grow on or at least latch on.

Aquaponics Plants Soil Cubes

Aquaponics Plants Soil Cubes

Then, make the tubing pattern in a way that helps you to deliver water from one water barrel to all the vertical pipes. When you have two or more barrels make one of them receive the drainage water from plants system and pump it to the other barrels till the water reaches the last one that will pump the water again to the plants system assembly.

Garden Scraps Large Scale Aquaponics System Design Plan

Garden Scraps Large Scale Aquaponics System Design Plan

This aquaponics system plan can be applied for the commercial production, too.

This is the picture of a large scale Sustainable Aquaponics  plan, this is made in a greenhouse to produce vegetables and delicious fish.

This is another picture for the commercial system.

Garden Scraps Large Scale Aquaponics System Design Plan In Greenhouse

Garden Scraps Large Scale Aquaponics System Design Plan In Greenhouse

Beautiful Garden Scraps Aquaponics System DIY

Beautiful Garden Scraps Aquaponics System DIY

Garden Scraps Aquaponics System with Rocky Plants Bed

Garden Scraps Aquaponics System with Rocky Plants Bed

 

In this picture you can see the glory and the beauty of the aquaponics system when it is arranged in a creative good looking way. You can see the rocky water fall of that serves as the plants system soil  and gives a good look at the same time.

 

Large Scale Garden Scraps Aquaponics System Vegetables And Fish

Large Scale Garden Scraps Aquaponics System Vegetables And Fish

this is another angel picture of the beautiful system

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