The Birth of My Aquaponics System

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In a previous post, I outlined the reasons why I decided to use aquaponics for producing fresh food for us. In this post, I am going to provide a photo essay of its development.

This link at http://www.aquaponics.net.au/chops.html demonstrates the basic water flow through a system, and how mine works. Click on the start/stop button to watch.

What follows are images of the development of my system.

System Components
System Components
Digging hole for sump tank
Digging hole for sump tank
View from sump tank up to grow beds
View from sump tank up to grow beds
Grow bed media
Grow bed media
Grow bed media showing syphon
Grow bed showing syphon
Plants in at last
Plants in at last

Everything growing now

Growth at 14th October 2012
Growth at 14th October 2012

 

And yes, those leaves are strawberries, next to rhubarb.

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