Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-21-2015, 08:32 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
NatureFish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,097
Desktop aquaponics system.

Does anyone know how to make a really really small aquaponics system? I know someone who would love one as a gift (and if it goes well I want one too!) and I was wanting to make one myself as I think it would be more fun and heartfelt that way. I was hoping I could use a jar as a mini tank with maybe a few snails (and a small carpet plant for filtration in the jar for the snail and just for looks) to produce the waste and then use gravel or those little clay balls as the media. I did some research but unfortunately I couldn't find anyway to make a system that small.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
NatureFish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 02:08 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Demonknight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wa., USA
Posts: 399
got a 10gal tank laying around? I have been toying with this idea for awhile now as testing "used fish water" on my house plants and stalks from work show plants grow like wildfire (did you know you can re-grow lettuce, green onions and others from the cut end that's normally tossed out?) I was going to get a 1 1/2 to 2 in pvc pipe and have it cut in half so its wedged into place(side to side) on the inside of the tank at water level. Some HOB filters have a pump that sits on the outside and pumps water up and into the filter rather than pulling it in..I found a small one and was going to "hide" it in second piece of pipe after wedging it into a back corner(up and down). my issue so far (outside of a poor rescued oscar waiting on me to get him a bigger tank) is the light setup.... the only way I see it working well is to hang the lights above (duh) but I mean more than a few inches and I just haven't figured out how to do so without it looking ghetto
__________________

__________________
Demonknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 02:02 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 572
Quote:
Originally Posted by Demonknight View Post
got a 10gal tank laying around? I have been toying with this idea for awhile now as testing "used fish water" on my house plants and stalks from work show plants grow like wildfire (did you know you can re-grow lettuce, green onions and others from the cut end that's normally tossed out?) I was going to get a 1 1/2 to 2 in pvc pipe and have it cut in half so its wedged into place(side to side) on the inside of the tank at water level. Some HOB filters have a pump that sits on the outside and pumps water up and into the filter rather than pulling it in..I found a small one and was going to "hide" it in second piece of pipe after wedging it into a back corner(up and down). my issue so far (outside of a poor rescued oscar waiting on me to get him a bigger tank) is the light setup.... the only way I see it working well is to hang the lights above (duh) but I mean more than a few inches and I just haven't figured out how to do so without it looking ghetto

My DIY HOB metal halide light may give you a few ideas. It's a bit strong for the tank I have it on, but may otherwise be perfect for your project.
__________________
lectraplayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aquaponics, stem, system

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquaponics System! jkdubs2 Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 14 05-14-2013 11:38 PM
Aquaponics Idea Biosfear DIY Projects 17 06-29-2012 04:38 AM
diy canister filter/ aquaponics setup maxwellag DIY Projects 4 07-03-2011 06:03 PM
Aquaponics meegosh Aquaria Off-Topic 0 12-31-2008 01:03 PM
Backyard aquaponics Todd2 Aquaria Off-Topic 7 12-05-2005 09:07 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.