The autosiphon (a type of bell siphon) controls the flood-and-drain cycle of your media beds. With no moving parts, it is very easy to set up and maintain. Once properly balanced with the incoming water flow, it requires very little maintenance - just a bit of a clean now and then, and a check for roots or media getting in to it. A reliable piece of equipment that will serve you well for years.
The Practical Aquaponics autosiphon kit comes with all the parts and instructions you need to assemble and install your autosiphon:
- outlet fittings & pipe
- pre-assembled upstand
- pre-assembled bell
- pre-assembled outer casing - vital for keeping media from clogging the siphon.
The lid on the outer casing protects the siphon from material falling down into it and causing problems. The screw-top lid on the Practical Aquaponics autosiphon also makes it very easy to check inside, or to reach in and deal with problems. Such easy access makes it a breeze to keep your siphon free of clogs which can cause siphon failure and bed flooding.
You might also find an autosiphon called any of the following:
- Auto Siphon
- Auto Syphon
- Bell Syphon
- Bell Siphon