You don’t need to be a plumbing expert to get started in aquaponics! We’ve assembled this aquaponics plumbing kit so you can easily connect two grow beds, a sump tank and a fish tank* to create an large aquaponics system!
(*The total combined water volume of the grow beds before media should be between one and three times the water volume of the fish tank)
About This Item
AquaParts SS2 Aquaponics Plumbing Kit:
SS2 = Siphon based drainage with a Sump Tank, 2-Beds
This kit has all the plumbing parts you need to build a thriving aquaponic system out of any two grow beds, a sump, and a fish tank. That could be any of the following:
Two Bountiful Grow Beds, a sump tank and a200 Gallon Fish Tank
Three IBC totes, with one cut in half for the grow beds, one cut in half for the sump tank, and the third serving as the fish tank.
Any other food-safe, watertight containers your DIY imagination can come up with!
What is included:
Step-by-step set of instructions to guide you. This fully illustrated manual takes you through the entire project in detail, including how to size and select grow beds and tanks, how to assemble your system, how to start it, and how to maintain it for optimal performance.
Two bell siphons, complete with two Media Guards!
All the valves, bulkheads, t-connectors, and elbows you will need.
Pump is not included
We’ve done all the frustrating work so you don’t have to!
Sourced specialty plumbing parts you would normally need to purchase in bulk or have a wholesale license to purchase
Tracked down the best possible vendors
We’ve built and tested this kit in our own backyard!
Getting Started Combo Pack – gives you a test kit, pH Up and Down solutions for managing your pH, a cycling kit with the instructions and materials you need to establish your nitrifying bacteria colony, and the Aquaponics Explained DVD for even more information about aquaponics! All at 20% less than if you had bought these items individually.
Aeration – Your fish need more oxygen that this system design can give them, plus it is always good to have backup air in case your pump fails.
What is not include in this kit:
1″ and 2″ PVC pipe – this can be easily and inexpensively sourced locally, and purchasing your own gives you more flexibility with the placement of your components. (As a guide, we used two 10’ lengths of 2” PVC as well as five 10’ lengths of 1” PVC in creating our test system using IBC totes.)
Pump – the best pump size for your unique system depends in part on the placement of your components. Please see our Pumps selection guide to purchase.
Grow Beds, Fish Tank and Sump Tank
How AquaParts SS2 Aquaponics Plumbing Kit works:
With the addition of a sump tank, your fish tank water level will stay at a constant height AND you can expand beyond a 1 to 1 ratio of your fish tank volume to total grow bed volume…going all the way to 1 to 3!