Aquaponics By: Batman or Jack Jones

Hello, I am Jack Jones. I am from South Carolina, and have been tasked with constructing a fully functional aquaponics system. I have, and have now been tasked with making a DYI for you guys. A system like this one should be able to purify water, and develop a working ecosystem for the plants and fish. If these systems are set up around the world they would give people not only a steady food supply, but an infant source of fresh water. So pleas I invite you to attempts and respond to my Instructables.

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Step 1: Step 1, Charts and Google Docs

First you are going to create a document, I recommend Google doc. Here you will track the feeding times, and also what ties to shift the water. This optional, but very helpful. By the end of this experiment I will post a link to he charts and docs.

Step 2: Step 2, Shoping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG

You next need to go shopping for the correct supplies I recommend pvc pipe, 2 fish tanks, a pump, and the plants, and fish. This will cost around 100-125$

Step 3: Last Comes Constuction BOI, or Girl Ya Know Gender Neutrality and Stuff

First you are going to need to aline your fish tanks side by side.
Second you are going to need your pvc pipe so you add two separate passages of water (one for dirty and one for clean) make sure they reach the bottom of the tank.
Then add your pump to the pipes so you can transport the water.
Then add you add you sudo-habitat like rocks and stuff.
Finally you add your fish in one tank, and your plants in the other.

Step 4: Celebrate

You have now made a small scale aquaponics tank. Rejoice.

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    7 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    what of that is aquaponics? where shall the pump go - do you not need another one for the other tube? How does it purify? where is the input and output of purifying? where are the google doc links if there is more info? what has this to do with survival (understood as on the field, not in home with shops aside)?
    What is the point of all this construction? sorry, but better post finished things, stuff you would like to read, this way the community works = help and be helped. Best wishes.

    Well in lace like Africa, it is hard to get fresh water and a reliable source of food, so if they were to set up a system like this not only would they get a sustainable food source the would get fresh water to in place like that it has survival applications.


    5 years ago

    where do the plants grow? i don't get how this is an aquaponic setup

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    The very last line: "Finally you add your fish in one tank, and your plants in the other."