Added by on 2020-10-19

G’Day Folks. In this clip I run through a few issues we’ve had with my parent’s hastily made Chop & Flip Aquaponics System. Will be following this one up with a “Chop & Flip FAQ” clip in the near future. Hope you enjoy this cautionary tale & your gardens are booming. Cheers all. 🐟 🌱🍅 Rob FARM YOUR OWN YARD Supporters site. https://farmyourownyard.podia.com/ “Farm You Own Yard” is a dedicated Supporters/Members site where I host my exclusive, supporters only content for folks that would like to support the channel. Starting An Aquaponics System ►https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBcWprMIwYYj8zCdbSzPJOR3HRXpxuBwf Aquaponics 101- FAQ & Tutorial Clips ►https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBcWprMIwYYhMbx39L2FhPUYb2MV55ymP Our Bits Out the Back Aquaponic & Garden store & affiliate link page ► https://bitsouttheback.com/store/ Subscribe Here► https://goo.gl/vCXkP5 Would be great to see you come along & say “G’Day” when we post a clip. My Amazon Influencer page where you’ll find gear I use around the patch & Aquaponics listed ► https://www.amazon.com/shop/bnbob01 FARM YOUR OWN YARD Supporters site. https://farmyourownyard.podia.com/ “Farm You Own Yard” is a dedicated Supporters/Members site where I host my exclusive, supporters only content for folks that would like to support the channel. One off contributions can be made to PayPal ► https://www.paypal.me/RobertGrayAU Thanks to all our YouTube & SubscribeStar supporters for your ongoing support & friendship. A HUGE THANKS needs to go out tho these Super Supporters for supporting our channel, Rick Campbell from PineSeed Computer Repair – Data Recovery https://pineseed.com.au – Computer Repair and Data Recovery Servicing the Toowoomba Area (QLD Australia) Ben from Ben’s Chicken Racing Tambo (QLD Australia) Ben runs Chicken Races raising money for charity, and has an aquaponics farm too! You can check out Ben’s Facebook page here https://goo.gl/A2evmp Tina from BS Ranch https://goo.gl/x0O4SZ A homestead raising, ducks, chickens, goats + more in Oak Harbor, Washington while working on Masters of Plant […]

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16 Comments

  • Wagiman W 1 month ago

    I just beginning to build aquaponic, I almost do the same mistaken flip and chop IBC, may I have comparison recomended vs mistaken design in one drawing sheet

  • CrazyChicken 1 month ago

    Hello Rob! I''m Jeff. Thanks for the wealth of information. I am new to aquaponics and have been tasked with building a system (too big for my first time) however, I am doing it. If I were to send you a schematic I drew would you be willing to share your thoughts with me about it.

  • Hi Rob! Thank you sharing all your precious knowledge with us. Thanks to your videos I've started my small aquaponics blue barrel system: 180L FT, bucket radial filter, half blue barrels (1 dwc and 1 media bed),22 juvenile tilapias. It's been 2 months and still no nitrates?! Could it be my poor flow rate from radial filter? I've made the mistake of using 32mm pipe. It fills up a 1L bottle in 9secs. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

  • Inventerius 1 month ago

    Hi Rob, is there an other way you could grow things like rosemary or rubarb?? in aquaponics?

  • Onward to Innisfree 1 month ago

    Hey rob,
    Do your folks add fish food without the fish, or how do they add nutrients? Thx.

  • Containment Failure 1 month ago

    Wonderful self-critique. Extremely useful!

  • Hendi Fang - Hoki Hidroponik Garden Channel 1 month ago

    nice shares sir….i love how you plant parsley…i would like to to try it too

  • Joe's GardenNBees 1 month ago

    Beginning to learn a bit with each clip. Still in the dark as to how phosphorus, potassium, and the other nutrients are produced or added to the system. I am sure the answer lies somewhere in your library of clips.

  • Neil Calliou 1 month ago

    Another awesome vid Rob! Alot of great tips . Take care!

  • Outboard Thailand 1 month ago

    For painting plastic, you will get better bonding of the paint to plastic by "flaming" the plastic before painting. flaming involves simply passing a gas flame over the plastic, this causes a temporary (about 24 hour) molecular change to the surface allowing the paint to adhere to the plastic more efficiently.

  • Bluestem 1 month ago

    Watching this in a temperate area where it can get to -30 Celsius in the winter, I'm geeking out about your rosemary and aloe!

  • Mark Fleener 1 month ago

    I had no idea the ibc tote frames could rust. I thought they were aluminum?

  • Adam T 1 month ago

    G'day Rob. Great video. Just thought I would mention something my research is showing: even the most basic ambient lighting greatly inhibits the enzyme used by nitrifying organisms (or at least the ones that convert ammonia to nitrite). The experiment is in a controlled environment graphing ammonia and nitrite concentrations as measured by a spectrophotometer using Nessler's reagents (so like an API test kit but measuring the output as an exact number). Just leaving fluorescent tubes on for 6-8 hrs a day in an otherwise darkened room has greatly reduced the nitrification rate, when compared to a totally darkened environment. I should point out that the middle of a grow bed is likely as dark as you could ever need, and also that the media volume required for effective nitrification is much lower than I had initially intuited. Another thing I have discovered is that the same organisms can process ammonia efficiently even in fairly oxygen-poor environments (as low as 2mg/l).

    Keep up the great work mate.

  • Sally Weiner 1 month ago

    So beautifully explained!!! Thank you

  • Fortune Cafe Cleveland 1 month ago

    I am a amateur compared to you but when I did my grow beds I still use the basket so I may pull out the plants and clean, move or make repairs.

  • jasonmushersee 1 month ago

    uv stabilized. this is why cows have 4 stomachs