Attach any 2ft growlight of your choice or remove the light-bar and place your Garden near a sunny window
The grow-bed allows for ample space for biological filtration and room for all your favorite fresh plants
Takes place of traditional soil and acts as a support for the plants and roots. Also provides a surface area for nitrifying bacteria to colonize.
Water is filled to a set level inside the grow-bed before being returned to the aquarium by two return drains
The pump is turned on by a timer every hour for 15 minutues bringing water from the aquarium to the grow-bed. The pump is 9.5 Watts / 120 V
Aquaponics involves breaking down toxic ammonia and turning it into nutritious plant food called nitrates using two types of nitrifying bacteria – nitrosomas and nitrospiras. When fish produce ammonia it attracts a type of bacteria called nitrosomas. These guys and gals convert the ammonia into nitrites – a compound even more toxic than ammonia. Thankfully, however, nitrites attract another type of bacteria called nitrospiras who then convert the nitrites into nitrates – excellent food for plants, and mostly harmless to fish. Once this has happened the aquaponic cycle is complete and, once stabilized, will ensure ammonia levels are kept at a minimum while providing maximum nutrition for the plants.