Now that we're into the fall weather, I have more time to think and dream about my gardening techniques and approaches, and make grand (and sometimes unrealistic) plans.
So I've been looking at aquaponics as a possible next NEW EXPERIMENT!
It's somewhat linked to my low priority back burner project to dig a small pond and build a living wall and somehow tie them together with one of my rainbarrels in a grandiose system.
Since I can't do any outdoor water projects now with winter coming, I decided to play on a smaller scale using a currently unused hex tank. It needs a thorough cleaning out, and I can't move it, so I thought I might actually hook it up with a trial ebb and flow system and try phytoremediation Hydroponics with some throwaway dynamic accumulator plants until the water quality improves, THEN toss a few sacrificial goldfish in there....
I started thinking about what I would need... And tripped/ stumbled over how so much of the supplies are plastic. I need to think about how to differentiate them into what is truly considered food safe... And what is just a matter of perception. -- i.e. Is it safe if I bought tubing from home brewing and fermenting supply sources rather than garden pond supply? Potable plumbing supplies vs. drain plumbing?
What about the containers?
...to be continued...