We started the apartment search process and I think we may have found a great place but not sure when we will get to make our move. The apartment has a huge (and I do mean huge) wrap around patio with a fence around it and if I can get an apartment where that patio faces south we will be all set for the Aquaponics system of my dreams.
I will put plastic tubs along the edge of the patio and put trout and perch fingerlings in them. Then will rig them up with a two tiered system of grow beds with gravity drip and a pump in each fish tub. This way I can grow root crops also. Then I will hang the window farm in the space above those grow beds all the way from the top of the patio roof. Could be about 6-8 bottles each row and probably 15 rows. I will pump the water clear to the top of the windowfarm and let it drip through the grow beds and back into the fishtubs. I can hang plastic around the whole thing in the winter to make a greenhouse.
So what have I missed and what problems do you all forsee with this plan.
I would appreciate your feedback so I can set this all up with not too many redo steps. Also does anyone have a reliable ratio number for fish to plants and can you just start small and grow slowly to keep it balanced, or is that exactly the worst thing to do?
Thanks for your input.