Grow Bed Build – Bed #2 Complete!
Since building the first, I now know what lengths are needed without trial and error, plus I pre-cut some of the supports for the second bed when I was completing the first. Makes the work go by a whole lot faster :)
Now that the first two beds are completed, I can move on to getting them setup, lined, leveled and plumbed. I’ll then add additional beds in sets of two going forward till all 8 beds are completed. This should be interesting as now I’m having to pre-plan a bit with regards to how all the plumbing will work together (not just for the first two going forward, but all eight down the line).
Starting off, I’ll have 48 sq ft of growing space. Upon completion of all the beds this will give me 192 sq ft of grow bed area to work with! Not too shabby! I have also considered the possibility for expansion and so if down the road I’m feeling spunky, I can expand the width of the greenhouse to accommodate another 50% increase in grow bed space. That will be phase two. I’d also have to incorporate a sump tank into the setup to help keep my fish tank levels from dropping. So this idea is a bit of a ways down the road.
I should be ready to start cycling the system come mid-August.
A slight delay as I’ll be doing a bit of traveling in the coming weeks.
Progress is good! I’m happy.. and more updates to come! :)
Posted on July 9, 2012, in Aquaponics, Garden, Greenhouse, Inspiration and tagged aquaponic, aquaponics, aquaponics greenhouse, greenhouse, grow beds, Talapia. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.