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Diagram for my new fishtank/garden setup. Should look pretty fancy when it's done!

BTW, this is how the siphon works: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrPPK6…
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ZaidFouquette Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
wow. and this works?
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Snapai Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Should! It's just a simple bell siphon :)
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SpaceCasePony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
You are going to have some huge plants my friend.
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Snapai Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
If I get around to building it, AND get enough fish for it this time! XD
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AeliosZero Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Almost like a breathing pattern
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Doran-Eirok Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh wow, that does look like a really cool setup. :)
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BronyHunter97 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Now that is awesome

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Pikapetey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
needs more explosions.  That would make a way cooler hydroponics if you had some explosions. 
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:iconsnapai:
Snapai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
A growing plant is just a really SLOW MOTION explosion. Ever seen what a big tree will do to a road as its roots grow under it?
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Nighthawke Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Now is this a cyclic, or continuous flow? Your diagram has a cyclic process showing.
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Snapai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It's a siphon-driven ebb-and-flow system. The fill pump runs continuously, but once the garden bed fills enough to spill into the bell siphon, the siphon drains the entire thing back into the tank.
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ScrwLoose Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
....... whoa

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Snapai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
duuude
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Kittamaru Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I'm curious, as I'm not real familiar with aquarium design... what is the purpose of pumping it up there and then letting it filter down? I would presume to oxygenate the water?
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Snapai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well, it's aquaponics, so the green tray is actually a lava rock or hollow clay bead garden - it acts as the aquarium's filter. The media are colonized by nitrifying bacteria from the air, which turn the ammonia the fish produce into nitrates that can feed plants (which you also seed in the lava rock). That way the water is cleaned as it flows through the system, and you can grow a whole host of plants in the green tray. The water's pouring into the surface of the fishtank part is enough to oxygenate it. The reason it has a siphon that periodically fills and drains it is that most plants will rot if their roots are continuously embedded in water.

The VERY top tray is for a big lamp to provide artificial sunlight to the plants, because my apartment gets terrible light, particularly in the winter!
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Kittamaru Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Ah, very cool! Makes sense - without nitrites the water is effectively dead to plant life :D
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Westfallen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Mmm, hydrostatic!
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Snapai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
If I understand what that is correctly, more like hydrodynamics I think! ^^;
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Westfallen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
It was a term -fully it was hydrostatic pressure- that I saw when I read about the Pythagorean cup. Of which, the same design/principle is at play here when the water flows back into the main tank. It's fascinating how it works. (No, I am not smart, I have not the motivation to fully pursue the field of hydrodynamics, I just really want one of those cups. XD)
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Snapai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Ohhh, I see. Yeah, a siphon like that. :D
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tahudude Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
This is an amazing idea!
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