Now here’s an aquaponic system that pays attention to aesthetics!
If you’re interested in aquaponic gardening or you simply want to have a gorgeous green decor in your home, then this project just might be the right fit for you!
It’s not space-consuming hence it’s a perfect little garden for those with small backyards. But what’s even better is that its good-looking design allows it to be suitable for the indoors too! Don’t have any outdoor space at all? You can still have a little garden inside your home that doubles as a decoration by doing this project. 😉
Now the materials listed below are simply the ones used by the DIY-er who built this featured project. Since we all know that aquaponic and hydroponic systems are most commonly used to grow produce, it is important to make sure that the supplies you are using are food safe.
However if you are building this vertical aquaponic garden just for decoration, then you are less limited on material choices.
What do you think of this DIY project? Do you think this design can be further improved?
You’ll need these materials:
- 1 Wood Planter (or what ever style you want to hold the water)
- 1×4 Timber
- 1 5″x5″x8′ White Vinyl Fence Post
- 1 Fence Post Top Cap
- 1 3/4″ PVC Elbow and Pipe (to attach pump hose)
- Plastic Sheet (to line the inside of the Planter)
- 16 3″ 45 degree PVC Elbows
- 1 3″ PVC Pipe
- Fountain Pump (320GPH)
- Grow Lights (2 Sun Blaster CFL’s)
- Timers (for both lights and pump)
- Bamboo Poles
- Wire (for holding poles in place)
- Rock (growing medium)
- Rockwool Cubes (for starting plants and to act as a filter)
And these tools:
- Measuring Tape
- Staple Gun
- Drill (with 3″ Hole Saw)
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You can get step-by-step instructions from LinkG4!