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    Fresh / Semi Planted w/Aquaponics

    Taking the old tank that Just_Tim gave to me...what seems like forever ago...and turning it into a partially planted tropical tank down in our family room. Once it gets established, I'll be T'ing off the return to a DIY aquaponics setup (NFT style) that'll be supplying nutrients to some home grown leafy greens (e.g. spinach/lettuce/kale/etc...) and then gravity feeding back into the tank If all goes well w/that, I might go w/a more large scale setup in the garage w/some tilapia and more veggies...errbody needs some fish 'n greens.


    Tank
    Free tank/stand from Just_Tim (huge thanks bro)
    2 x Cobalt EXT canister filters (plan on cleaning them out on a rotation)
    --running one w/all mech & bio
    --running second w/mech & chem (carbon & purigen)
    1 x Hydor inline heater
    1 x Tuze osmolator ATO w/an old 10 gal aquarium for ATO res
    1 x Aquatic life edge LED light
    ~60 lbs x Cichlid substrate
    1 x Hydropharm 15 lpm air pump w/4 air stones (get keep up that O2!)
    1 x Lifeguard Aquatic Intellifeeder

    Livestock
    3 x Red Zebra Cichlids
    5 x Kenyi Cichlids
    1 x Clown Loach
    1 x Rainbow Shark
    Various Ferns/Plants

    Possible Future Aquaponic Tie-in
    3 x 4-5' 3" PVC each drilled w/2" holes for net baskets
    1 x Stand (FORMUFIT PVC style)
    1 x Multi bulb T5 fixture...TBD
    1 x Hydrofarm Jump Start System (germinate seeds)

    Photos as things progress...
    Last edited by Lakaikea; 07-20-2015 at 11:04 AM.
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    Now...just have to figure out the easiest way to get water...


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    So far so good...here is the livestock so far...

    3 x Red Zebra Cichlids
    5 x Kenyi Cichlids
    1 x Clown Loach
    1 x Rainbow Shark
    Last edited by Lakaikea; 07-20-2015 at 11:04 AM.
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