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hydroponics?

by x9080 about July 21 - report

hey can a fish tank be used to grow  a cannabis hydroponics system with fish ?

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  • 6.574

    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 6.574 points - July 21

    Yes. its called aquaponics. Petsmart sells a kit to grow a plant and the fish "feed" the plant with their waste. Bought one for my sister. problem is the roots need to be protected from light

    when you think aboot it a DWC hydroponics system is very similar to a fresh water aquarium

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    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      6.574 points -
      July 21

      If you take the fish out of a fresh water aquarium and replace them with nutrients you effectively have a DWC system!

    • RbtAsq
      RbtAsq
      2.128 points -
      July 21

      Except for the clear glass sides!! lol

    • king
      king
      5.299 points -
      July 22

      r u saying u have koi fish in your dwc??? and use fish sh-t 4 nutes,,, he! he! booze i popped an AI and a kush 4 my next grow. need some more beans b safe

  • 2.128

    RbtAsq 2.128 points - July 21

    Set a container of Hydroton over the top of the aquarium, so it drains back into the aquarium. Then just run a pump and a drip line up to the Hydroton. Or you could use ebb/ flow.

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    • bill59
      bill59
      3.027 points -
      July 21

      300 gallons would need a lot of nutrients too! 300 teaspoons is about 1.5 quarts!

    • RbtAsq
      RbtAsq
      2.128 points -
      July 21

      bill59, notice the emphasis on BUNCH of tilapia. lol
      If you look at it as a constant supply of nutes, added to a reservoir you never change, it's kinda like super soil for hydroponics.

    • x9080
      x9080
      63 points -
      July 21

      sounds cooli will look into that

    • x9080
      x9080
      63 points -
      July 21

      thinking about a 40 gallon

  • 1.982

    Screwstick 1.982 points - July 21

    Why do you want to use a fish tank? I would think a 5 gallon bucket would be cheaper and easier to use, plus the lids are off the shelf items so you dont have to make anything custom 

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    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      1.982 points -
      July 21

      I wonder if those sucker type fish would survive in a 5 gallon DWC bucket with nutrients and keep the sides clean? I had a ceramic hippo in a fish tank that had an air line attached to its ass and its mouth would open and let the air out when it built up ...  more

    • x9080
      x9080
      63 points -
      July 21

      i wouldnt be able to keep them alive in a 5 gallon they grow pretty large

    • Screwstick
      Screwstick
      1.982 points -
      July 21

      The fish grow pretty large?

    • x9080
      x9080
      63 points -
      July 21

      yeah 12 inches my guy

  • 2.128

    RbtAsq 2.128 points - July 21

    https://www.growweedeasy.com/aquaponics-cannabis

    GWE has a good read on aquaponics. Check it out.

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    • SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      SubterraneanHomesickBooze
      6.574 points -
      July 22

      interesting read. they talk aboot tilapia fish and hydroponic lettuce. then you would just need bread and tartar sauce

  • 1.320

    Idagrow 1.320 points - July 22

    Auqaponics is VERY involved...if you are asking on here...you have not done anywhere close to enough research...if you want to do DWC hydroponics, you still haven't done proper research...an aquarium is not a suitable vessel for DWC...

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  • 19.403

    harley24 19.403 points - July 22

    It can and has been done, but imo it is not worth the time and work you have to put into it for the poor results you get. Your better off with a RDWC system and some kick ass hybrid strains that grow huge sticky buds.  Peace

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  • 4.909

    justme 4.909 points - July 22

    You use an aquarium seperate from your plant buckets. You keep the fish in a reservoir and pump the fish water into your buckets. Then your roots are in the dark and your fish are shitting in the light. Aquaponics! Very interesting way to grow without using chemical nutrients. The fish produce all the nutrients for the plants. You will need different kinds of fish. Their shit is just like bat shit. Some has more nitrogen and some has more pottasium and phosperous. Same way with chicken shit and cow manure. Have fun and keep us updated if you try it out. Good luck and happy growing. BTW, use a screen to keep your fish from going through your pump!

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    • gbauto
      gbauto
      541 points -
      July 22

      Wouldn't having one of the slower fishies chewed into a NPK slushie be good to complete the circle?

    • justme
      justme
      4.909 points -
      July 22

      If it didn't kill the fish it would! lol I imagine fish food is all that you would use. Also I am sure that some fish food would make there waist different as far as the NPK. You would have to have a established fish tank to start out with or there would ...  more

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