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Making your own aquaponic system

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Ava R.
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Making your own aquaponic system

Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:41 am

Just wanted to talk about my aquaponic system and how I got it for so cheap. (I will post a picture at the bottom)
Ok so I got my ten gallon tank for around 10 bucks because they were having a dollar per gallon sale. I got my plants for around twenty bucks.... I got the real plants for around ten bucks. I bought rocks at the dollar store for three bucks, and I bought the fish for 33 cents each. I bought a lid for the top to put the plants (and to keep the cat out..) 10 bucks. And finally I got the air stone, pump, tubing, and valve for around twenty bucks. In total I spent around 60 ish bucks give or take. I looked online for the 5 gallon ones and they were about 50 bucks without the plants and medium and nets. Fish food and conditioner were not more than ten bucks.


I haven't bought anything hydroponic because hey your can make them from scratch. Within a week my tank was cycles and ready to go!!


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The peace lilies !!

And the two fish enjoying their new home, splash and bubbles.
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I hope you enjoyed the diy project, maybe one of you can do it too!!! Very inexpensive and easy to set up. (Btw I haven't added the plants yet because my dad hasn't cut open the top for the plants to fit into.)


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Ava R.
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Re: Making your own aquaponic system

Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:43 am

Thinking about adding a pleco (plecostomus also know as a bristlenose catfish) to help maintain the algae growth. I have no filter because the plant acts like one! The fish are fertilizer to the plant and the plant cleans their water supply. All I need to do I feed the fish and top off the water once in a while.


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Alaura02
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Re: Making your own aquaponic system

Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:24 pm

Wow! I have a spare 10 gallon from my aquarium hobby so I might have to try hydroponics out;)

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Ava R.
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Re: Making your own aquaponic system

Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:36 pm

Hydroponics and aquaponics are to different things. Aquaponics is like making your own ecosystem while hydroponics you have to supplement and care for. I heard someone left their aquaponic system and when they came back the plants were thriving and the fish were super big.


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Re: Making your own aquaponic system

Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:27 am

Very nice setup! I'm following this topic to se how it develops. Please keep us posted when you add the flowers!
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Ava R.
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Re: Making your own aquaponic system

Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:05 am

I added the flowers and they are looking great so far. I am also thinking about adding tomatoes since I got a few grow lights!
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Re: Making your own aquaponic system

Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:06 am

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