I would like to introduce you to my new deckaponics system that was delivered over the long QLD holiday, zigzag pipe and Perlite combination with an old trough and a continual 24W pump flow, father and baby doing well.
I built this as a holding tank for fingerling's/red claw whilst having my herbs and chillies 2 steps from the kitchen. It has also turned out to be a really nice feature for the deck, the sound of running water and greenery is a real bonus.
The circle of pipe around the top of the trough has holes in the bottom to drip oxygen into the water. I am going to have some oxygenating plants in one half in the near future.
I stocked the beds with the aid of some chap at Caboolture markets, 15 seedlings for $2. I also came away with a large box of fruit and veg for $5. Incredibly cheap.