I have mentioned it, but haven’t really talked about it. The web site is a PDF file that gives step by step instructions on how to build there flood and drain system. He also gives a list of ingredients of items to build your own system.
It only uses three (3) 55gal barrels. One for the fish, one that is cut in half for the plants (grow in the gravel), and the third barrel is to help maintain the water return. Travis W Hughey, the creator of Barrel-Ponics, writes (my favorite):
“…you do not have to have a college degee to be successful with aquaponics on the home level. Just like you do not have to understand the chemical process that goes on during combustion in the engine of your car to successfully operate it[.] [Y]ou do not need fully understand the complexities of the biochemistry involved in aquaponics…”
I want to try this system because that plants look so good. Have you tried it yet?
let me know.