Low-Cost DIY Rain Barrel Aquaponics System
The Appalachian Homestead Aquaponics System is produced using a 55 gallon blue rain barrel as the fish tank. Another identical rain barrel cut in half and flipped upside down on top of the fish tank acts as a grow bed. The irrigation system is comprised of a water pump attached to PVC pipe that runs from the fish tank up to the grow bed above. Like most aquaponics systems, the water uses the force of gravity to drain from the grow bed back into the fish tank bellow.
To Build Your Own Rain Barrel Aquaponics System! Materials:
Steps to Build Your DIY Rain Barrel Aquaponics
Enjoy harvesting fresh fish and produce from your sustainable recycled DIY aquaponics system!!
*The original instructions can be found on Instructables.com