Wednesday, January 12, 2011
My first post via email
Wanted to check if I could really post via email...
While I am here, I will give another installment on the story..
Aquaponics (AP) uses 3 main methods to house the plants. These are Deep water culture (DWC, also referred to as Rafting), and Flood-&-drain growbeds.
I did say 3 methods. The third one is called NFT, and I am not going to discuss that now..
My current system consists of a FishTank (FT), a Swirl filter, a SumpTank (ST), a Grow Bed (GB) and a Smallfry fishtank.
Today I will discuss the swirl filter. Basically a conically shaped plastic container, where water is pumped into the container at its midsection. The water enters at an angle, so as to create a circular flow inside (also called a swirl or vortex). Solids tend to move towards the middle in a vortex, and they collect at the bottom. Clean water exists the filter at the top. In my filter, I also have a lot of japanese matting inside, (drifting on top) which provides a whole lot of surface area for my bacteria to live in. (biofiltration)
I hope this post-via-email thing works...
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