Construction manual Bio-Filter IBC (private system)
An illustrated step-by-step guide on how you can build an extremely powerful bio-filter from an IBC for a private system, which offers optimal water circulation and ventilation with the lowest possible power consumption thanks to the installation of an air lift.
Along with the building instructions, you will also receive a detailed shopping list with all the necessary items and sources of supply.
It is a fixed-bed filter that is largely self-cleaning thanks to the use of air lift.
Furthermore, the full volume of the filter (also above the water-bearing level) is fully utilized. By pumping up the filter using an air lift onto a trickle plate, the otherwise completely unused area is also used as a trickle filter.
In my opinion, the optimal bio-filter for a private system that places high demands on the degradation rate and the associated water quality.
If this is properly integrated into an aquaponic system, you can - with optimal management - feed up to approx. 1.8kg per day.
(Provided that the other parts of the system are also set up properly).