Aquaponics System Design:
Having an aquaponics system design doesn’t mean you automatically have a system. There are certain things to think about when you get your aquaponics design. One thing is grow bed design another is moving the water and you also want to think about pipe size and turns. If you get these things figured out you will have your system up and running in no time. It will take some time to build but in time it will be worth it.
The first thing you want to think about is your grow bed design. There are many options available for a grow bed design. Usually the options for a hydroponic plant production will be same for an aquaponics system. If have experience with a hydroponic system then you may have an easier time building your aquaponics. Take some time to decide what the best option will be for you and you will be well on your way.
Another thing you want to consider is moving the water. The speed at witch you want to cirulate the water will be based on your design methods. Also the method at which you choose to move the water will also be based on your design. If you plan on having a huge system for commercial use you might want to get electric water pumps. If it’s a smaller system then an airlft will do just fine. It’s up to you to decide because each has it’s advantages and disadvantages.
Another thing you want to be sure of is pipe size and turns. The PVC pipe and connectors must be large enough for your aquaponics system. If you get to small of pvc pipe you will get clogs and a bad flow rate. Even though larger pipes can be expensive it’s very important to get the proper size. Don’t try to undersize your pipes because you will pay for it later. If you get this handled you will have a good running system.
So aquaponics systems do take work but these systems are great at what they do. They do the job well as long as it’s built right. You have to make sure that everything is done right though because mistakes can be expensive. You also don’t want to have to go back and rebuild certain parts do to small mistakes. It’s always best to get the job done right the first time then you will not have to go back. Hope you enjoy your aquaponics system design.