Greetings from Colorado, USA. I have been lurking in the shadows now for a month reading and contemplating if I should give this ago.
For the last 3 years I have been putting in a small garden (started at 270 sq feet and now at a little over 1.5 acres) and trying to grow a variety of veggies with mixed luck. After yet another loss of the majority of my crop to hail and wind, and with the government denying my request for assistance due to crop loss (JK),
I have decided to build a little system and see how it does over the winter.
I am in the process of building a small green house, 10’X16’ with a 320 gal fish tank. I will be building 4 - 4’X 6’ grow beds with a “CHOP” system with the fish tank and sump in the barn.
I am in the process of putting in the water lines from the tank to the grow beds using 1” diameter PVC pipe that will be reduced to ½ inch at the grow bed.
Not sure if the pipe from the FT to the GB’s are to big or tow small. Also, the pump is a 320 gph unit. Though it varies on flow based on height of the output.
I am starting out with Trout for the fish as I do not want to have to heat that much water; though I am working on a heat exchange system that uses a manure pile to heat a series of water filled hoses. We will see how that turns out as I have 5 horses and a lot of crap.
I have pics and will post once I figure out how. Any thoughts are welcome as I do not want to be cited by the local authorities for killing my fish.