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 three grow beds, a sump tank and a fish tank* to quickly create a large aquaponics system!
Siphon-based drainage, uses a Sump Tank.
(*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 SS3 Aquaponics Plumbing Kit:
SS3 = Siphon based drainage with a Sump Tank, 3-Beds
Perfect for 3 IBC Totes!
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.
Three bell siphons, complete with three Media Guards!
All the valves, bulkheads, t-connectors, and elbows you will need- 84 pieces in all!
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
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 than this system design can give them, plus it is always good to have backup air in case your pump fails.
What this kit does not include
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 the AquaParts SS3 Aquaponics Plumbing Kit works:
With the addition of a sump tank your fish tank will stay at a constant height AND you can start with a 1 to 1 ratio of your fish tank volume to total grow bed volume …going all the way to 1 to 3!
This kit has all the plumbing parts you need to build a thriving aquaponic system out of any set of grow beds and sump and fish tanks. That could be any of the following:
Three EasyReach Grow Beds, One 130 Gallon Sump tank, and a 200 Gallon Fish Tank
Three IBC totes, with one cut in half for the grow beds. one cut in half for the third grow bed and the sump tank and the third serving as the fish tank.
Any other food-safe, watertight containers your imagination can come up with!