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  • stratigary commented on stratigary's instructable Aquaponic Fish Tank Topper1 day ago
    Aquaponic Fish Tank Topper

    Yes! I've actually been growing basil in here for quite some time now. I do have a tank filter to eliminate solids in the water but so far the levels have been pretty stable. When they do tend to creep up, I just do a water change and everything goes back to normal.I'm currently using a submersible water filter and, in the beginning, I was using the output from that filter to feed the upper aquaponic chamber. I have since switched to just using a small submersible pump I bought on Amazon to pump the water into the chamber as it can push more gallons per minute than the filter can.I do have a bubbler in my tank as I wanted to make sure the dissolved oxygen levels were high enough to support the fish and the plants.I'm at the end of my current basil cycle right now so they're dying som...

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    Yes! I've actually been growing basil in here for quite some time now. I do have a tank filter to eliminate solids in the water but so far the levels have been pretty stable. When they do tend to creep up, I just do a water change and everything goes back to normal.I'm currently using a submersible water filter and, in the beginning, I was using the output from that filter to feed the upper aquaponic chamber. I have since switched to just using a small submersible pump I bought on Amazon to pump the water into the chamber as it can push more gallons per minute than the filter can.I do have a bubbler in my tank as I wanted to make sure the dissolved oxygen levels were high enough to support the fish and the plants.I'm at the end of my current basil cycle right now so they're dying somewhat, but I'll see if I can post some update pictures soon.

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