Sump Pump, Aquaponics & Aquarium water level monitoring

I seem to like flooding my basement… Usually by overfilling one of my aquariums, or intentionally putting 55 gallons of water in a 45 gallon aquarium. Sometimes, I overfill the swimming pool in the back yard. So I decided to put together a monitoring system. It will monitor my sump pump, letting me know when […]

I think I invented something

A laminar flow pipe reducer for a pump housing. At least, a little bit of Google searching hasn't shown me another. I am trying to find a cheaper way to heat the 75 gallon aquaponics system in the basement. It's really running closer to 125 gallons of water with a LOT of surface area. This bleeds heat […]

I am kicking around an idea for a cell phone based water sample spectrometer

It would be used for testing the water in my aquaponics system. I am not sure that the stuff I want to test is even detectable with the hardware I am going to use, but working out the mechanics is what’s challenging for me at the moment. The genisis for this idea is at http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=11840&start=150#p345100 The process is […]

3d printer ideas for custom aquaponics fittings

I am seriously excited about getting my 3d printer. It’s been a week since I ordered it, so 1-2 more weeks according to the confirmation email I got. The printer can print in ABS. This can be a stinky plastic to print, but I’ve plans for making a fume hood for the printer that vents […]

Aquaponics Store Idea

I’ve been looking at all the empty storefronts on main street Dundee on my way to work lately. I’ve been imagining having my own store front in one of those. I’d sell Aquaponics stuff. Ready made sets from tiny little things for apartment kitchens to fairly large backyard setups. I’d sell all the various parts, […]