DIY Aquaponics fish tank setup for your Aquarium

DIY Aquaponics fish tank setup for your Aquarium

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Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water. This is in fact increases the production of agricultural supplies as reported by most farmers. Here at ChisMAX we are going to give simple steps to create your cute but very effective aquaponics fish tank setup.

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Parts Needed

  • 1 Submersible pump
  • clear vinyl hose for pump – check pump output for size
  • 1 aquarium (10 gallons or more)
  • 2 plastic flower pots
  • 3 stainless steel screws
  • grow media (lava rock, hydroton, gravel, etc which would be enough to fill one flower pot)
  • 1 electric timer
  • seeds or plants
  • 1 twist tie or zip tie

Tools Needed

  • Drill
  • 1/8″ drill bit
  • 1/4″ drill bit
  • screwdriver bit for drill
  • knife or cutters for hose
  • a colander or strainer (for rinsing your grow media)
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Steps

Step 1: Prep top flower pot

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Step 2: Prep bottom flower pot

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Step 3: Attach flower pots

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Step 4: Cut hose to length

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Step 5: Rinse grow media

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Step 6: Adjust timer

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Step 7: Place aquaponics setup, pump and and hose in aquarium. Add media to top flower pot. Plant plants or seeds

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Step 8: Plug-in the pump and timer

Step 9: Enjoy and share! Help us improve this aquaponics setup by commenting below. Thanks ahead!

By the way, There are few optional items that you can add.

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