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Aquaponics is a proven method of producing a sustainable high protein diet.
Many different tankage configurations exist and all require water recirculation and aeration. Pumps circulate fish tank water for aeration, solids separation/filtration, and final purification by the veggies. If the pumps aeration function fails for even a few minutes, the fish can die. A sustainable backup aeration system is required.
Solar powered bubbler type aerators are sustainable, reliable, and offer the most efficient, lowest cost of maintenance, and lowest energy requirement of any aeration system. Our EKBS-10 and EKBS-15 Solar Aerators can do the job. Simply place the air diffusers in the fish tanks and point the solar panels at the sun. Readily available 12VDC automotive type batteries store power in our designs to run 24/7 for several cloudy days in a row.
Aquaponics Tankage Arrangements
Traditional fixed bed or film type aquaponics designs utilize a separate tank filled with growth support media like rock wool, perlite, and/or gravel for the veggies. The veggie tank is often floated or positioned above the fish tank. In separate tank systems fish tank water is pumped to the veggie tank for cleaning/aeration and then drains or is pumped back to the fish tank. While the pump(s) are working, everything is fine. When the pump(s) stop the fish can die in minutes because of lack of aeration. A sustainable fish tank aeration system is always needed in every aquaponic design.
DWC & Floating Raft Aquaponics combine tank functions. It is the lowest cost aquaponic methods available, because it can be done in one tank, using one solar bubbler for aeration/circulation. The fish tank has floating floating veggie rafts on top. Solids are removed by settling and periodically draining the bottom of the tank. Floating draft tube aerators allow our solar bubblers to aerate/circulate without disturbing the bottom settled solids in deep tanks.
However, our solar powered aerators can provide the needed sustainable aeration for all aquaponic designs.
Our EKBS-10 can support up to 50 lbs of actively feeding Tilapia and our EKBS-15 can support up to 100 lbs of fish.
Creating your own Backyard Aquaponics system is easy and you can supply your own tanks and use floating or fixed veggie pots. Aquaponics tank sizing is simple. You need 10 gallons of water and 1/2 lb. of fish food for every pound of fish you plan to grow. Keep harvesting to prevent over crowding, drain solids, and replace harvested food and water. Floating type fish fry and sprouted seedling separators work best in all aquaponic designs.
|Name: EKBS-10 Kit
Shore Mounted Bubbler
Price: $592.00 Application: 50,000 gals.
maxium floating diffuser depth is 3 ft.
Description: 20 WATT POND AERATOR, REPLACEABLE 12 VOLT , 2 LITER PER MINUTE, DIAPHRAGM PUMP. SHIPPING WEIGHT 18 LBS. (upgrades to 4 lpm and 6 ft diffuser depth available, call for pricing) Dim. 24x24x12" "Our Hurricane Survivor!!!"
|Name: EKBS-15 Kit
Shore Mounted Bubbler
Price: $1292.00 Application: 75,000 gals.
maxium floating diffuser depth is 6 ft.
Description:45 WATT POND AERATOR, REPLACEABLE 12 VOLT , 8 LITER PER MINUTE, 4 DIAPHRAGM PUMPS. SHIPPING WEIGHT 30 LBS. SOME PANEL ASSEMBLY REQUIRED (no upgrades available).
Dim. 36x36x24" "Our Aquaculture Aerator."
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Two year motor repair/replacement warranty. (NOT 6 months like everyone else)
One year warranty on all parts.
Annual diaphragm replacement recommended.
|2 YEAR MOTOR REPAIR/REPLACEMENT AND 1 YEAR DIAPHRAGM/INVERTER WARRANTY ON OUR 12 VOLT, 2 LPM, HIGH TECH NYLON AIR PUMPS. THEY ARE PERMANENTLY LUBRICATED WITH ANNUALLY REPLACEABLE DIAPHRAGMS THAT OFFER YEARS OF SERVICE WITHOUT ADDING TYPICAL PISTON PUMP DEADLY LUBRICATION OIL POLLUTION AND CORROSIVE METALS TO YOUR POND LIFE.|