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 Post subject: Gwydion 2. System
PostPosted: May 15th, '15, 07:50 
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Hello community

Here is a small preview of what is planned in my backyard.

I am preparing an application for a community grant to build another system and use it as a presentation and training system for schools, uni and community groups. But more about how that works later.

The rough idea would be a 5000 to 10000 liter fishtank (on the right side of the picture), a 500 liter inground sump (right small tank), a 500 liter swirl filter (left small tank, at the moment floating in mid air ;) ) and 10 growbeds (2300mm by 800mm and 350mm high - 500 liter each filled with expanded clay. All located under a 50% white shade structure, unfortunately the structure has to be smaller than 30m2 or i need a building permit which would go way over the budget. All growbeds are filled from a common manifold in the center of the shade structure as indicated by the horizontal pipe and drain also into a common pipe in the middle.

The growbeds will be constant flood because on my existing i tried both and couldn't see a difference in flood/drain or constant flood. The advantage of constant flood is i can work with a smaller sump and i think it regulates the temperature of the grow bed a lot better in the built up season.

Any ideas and thoughts let me know.

Cheers

Oliver


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