How To Easily Build a Gravity-Based PVC Aquaponic Garden – video

30 Responses to “How To Easily Build a Gravity-Based PVC Aquaponic Garden – video”

  1. Dan Brumit says:

    I hope you wernt using a Bible to prob your pipe up with.

  2. Jaime says:

    What else can be used instead of PVC piping which is a highly toxic product.

    • Mario says:

      PVC is toxic when you burn it, or submerse it in acid. Neither is being done here.
      If you are worried, don’t shower because the water that you would use for that is carried in PVC pipes through your house. Don’t use municipally provided water because they use PVC pipes in the water processing plant and the pipe that carries the water from the curve to your house.

      • Andrew Bugbee says:

        You couldn’t be more wrong. Pvc pipe is generally used for drainage, wells or lawn irrigation. Also grey pvc is used as conduit. The water coming into your house from the curb, depending on how old your house is, is running through either lead, steel, copper or polyethylene also known as poly pipe. Indoor water piping is either copper or polyethylene, (PE), cross linked polyethylene also known as PEX. If your house is 60 years old or older, you may also have galvanized water pipes.

        • Andrew Bugbee says:

          Also, the 3/8″ black PE tubing they use will not prevent algae. You just can’t see it. The only pipe that prevents growth of anything is copper. That is why boat hull paint contains copper; to prevent barnacle growth.

        • Water Guy says:

          PVC is used for watermains extensively throughout North America. Its normally blue, sometimes white. the rest is correct.

    • Marilyn says:

      Black ABS pipe

  3. Bob says:

    suggestion: you could cut the video down to four minutes by leaving out the useless chatter about the drill bit and other conversation not relevant to the construction. There are cheap or free video editors to accomplish this.

  4. ted says:

    It is obvious that the author has never used a hole saw, they don’t even know what it is called!

    A suggestion, from someone that uses a hole saw often. Drill a 1/4 inch pilot hole in the PVC first, before using the hole saw. That will help keep you from bending the drill saws drill bit from hitting the pipe too hard when it breaks through.

  5. Samantha Pekar says:

    Thank you for the great video. I love hearing the two of you interact. It’s informative as well as entertaining. You guys crack me up. You’re patient with each other; how refreshing. Personally I need all the help I can get so taking the time to share exactly what parts are needed and then brain storming and problem solving is appreciated. Keep up the good work. I’d love to have neighbors like you guys. Take care.

  6. Cyndi says:

    Just to be sure….you essentially have 2 closed systems, right? Where the water flows back into the same tub it came out of?
    At first it looked like one system with 4 connected pipes-water coming out of one, emptying into the other.

  7. Rick says:

    What fish can I use besides goldfish? Would like something I could eat as well.

  8. Kari says:

    PVC is only toxic when burning because it produces toxic fumes. It not toxic in a solid state

  9. Clif McBee says:

    If google says it then it’s got to be a fact !
    Yea right ! They lie,cheat,and steal just as much as our gubermunt . Google that !

  10. Tony Meman says:

    You’re all cuncw

  11. Eman ymton says:

    You’re definitely full of cunce

  12. Adele says:

    Thanks for showing this. Appreciate the info. From downunder

  13. Brad says:

    Rain gutters work well. Evaporation isn’t really much of a problem so rain gutters work well and can hold a lot.

  14. Brad says:

    Use any fresh water fish that’s legal in your area. The plants won’t care much which fish you use. I’ve found that the total weight of the fish matters.

  15. Jesus Christ says:

    The Bible is only good for propping things up or using for a door jam. It’s a book of filth. Burn it after you are finished with it.

  16. Stanly Legg says:

    What was the gph of the pumps used? I don’t remember hearing it in the video.

  17. Stanly Legg says:

    Never mind. A picture is worth 1000 words.

  18. Scott says:

    Disagree. A pilot hole will help prevent the hole saw from wandering, especially if the drill operator is inexperienced.

  19. George says:

    I don’t know….all pipes in the house I own have PVC pipes. Any I see being built use it also.

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