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Hybrid System 32 DIY Barebones Kit

$495.00

Product Description

DIY Hybrid System Kit

This do-it-yourself kit includes the plans and the components (that are not found at your local hardware store) you need to build a 32-48 square foot hybrid system. We have left out common items that you can find at your local hardware store. This means we can ship these essential items to you at a low cost. The completed system will have:

  • 16 sq feet media bed
  • 16 sq feet raft area (deep water culture)
By combining both media and deep water culture in a single system, you get the best of both worlds in a compact space. (Media beds are great for fruiting plants, and rafts are better for leafy greens)
 
CHOP Design (acronym for “Constant Height One Pump”)
  • This is the best way to configure an Aquaponics system. 
  • Only one pump means gravity is used wherever possible to maximize efficiency and reduce power consumption
  • It is the best configuration for the health and wellbeing of the fish because the water level in the fish tank is constant. Also, there is more water in circulation which brings stability in both temperature and pH. In the event that the pump fails or if something goes wrong, the design keeps the fish tank full of water. 
  • The use of a bell siphon to automatically flood and drain the grow bed eliminates the need for float switches or timers. This reduces wear and tear on your pumps. 
  • The system is lower maintenance than older system designs because the pump is located in the clean part of the system.
What is included in the kit:
  • The Green Acre Complete guide to backyard aquaponics
  • 18' White Ultraskrim Liner
  • Bell Siphon
  • Bulkheads
  • 633 EcoPlus Pump
  • 100 x 2" Net Pots
  • Ammonia (for fishless cycling)
  • Seachem Stability (bacteria to get your biofilter started)
  • 1 litre of Potassium Hydroxide (adjusts pH up)
  • 1 kg of Calcium Hydroxide (adjusts pH up)
  • 1 litre of Phosphoric Acid (adjusts pH down, very strong use small amounts)
  • 350 g of Chelated Iron (DTPA) 7% for addressing iron deficiencies
  • 200 g of Rock Phosphate (for addressing phosphorus deficiencies, stimulating root growth in seedlings, promoting fruiting)
  • 200 g of magnesium sulphate for addressing magnesium deficiencies
  • API Freshwater Master Test Kit for testing your water quality
What you will need to purchase from a hardware store:
  • 4 - Concrete Cinder blocks
  • 1 - 110 gallon rubber tub
  • Lumber:
    • 4 - 2x4 x 8 ft PT
    • 4 - 2x4 x 10 ft PT
    • 3 - 2x6 x 8 ft PT
    • 2 - 2x6 x 10 ft PT
    • 7 - 1x2 8' primed facia
    • 1 - sheet 1/2" PT plywood
    • 4 - 4x4 posts
  • 2 - sheets 1/2" Blue board insulation
  • 2 - sheets of 2" blue board insulation
  • 1 - 3/4" valve
  • 20 feet of 3/4" PVC pipe
  • 5 feet of 1 1/2" PVC pipe
  • 8 - 3/4" PVC 90 elbows
  • 1 - 1.5" MIP fitting
  • 1 - 1.5" large radius sweep
  • 2 - 1.5" elbows
  • 1 - 1.5" Cap
  • 1 - 3/4" Cap
  • 1 - 3/4" Tee
  • 1 - 3/4" pump fitting
  • Marine Calk
  • Exterior Zinc coated wood screws
  • Roof Nails
  • Staple gun (1/2")
  • PVC Primer and glue
  • Hammer
  • Saw (circular or jig will work)
  • Drill
  • 2.5" hole saw
  • 2" hole saw
  • 1 7/8" hole saw
  • straight edge / level
Quantity:
Weight:
40.00 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at checkout


 

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