Classroom Aquaponics

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Classroom Aquaponics

Materials 

Included Materials:

12-14 quart clear storage tub (approximately 17”L x 12”W x 6”D)

20-24 quart clear storage tub with lid (approximately 17”L x 12”W x 10”D)

Swamp Cooler Overflow Drain Kit

  • 1/2” MPT threaded overflow pipe with hex head
  • Rubber washer
  • 3/4” nylon nut
  • Nylon drain with 3/4” garden hose threads on outside and 1/2” FPT threads on inside

40-90 gal/hr submersible fountain pump

Flexible tubing (to fit the submersible fountain pump discharge opening)

Plastic jar

Expanded clay pellets, 10 quarts

Brooder clamp light

42 watt twist CFL daylight high wattage light bulb with medium base

Timer (for the light)

Ammonium chloride

Freshwater aquarium water test kit that measures pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate

Aquarium thermometer

Fish food (goldfish flakes)

Aquarium fish net

Aquarium fish cave

Seed Paper

Classroom Aquaponics System Assembly and Maintenance Guide

Materials (not included):

Measuring tape

Drill or drill press

1” spade drill bit

3/4” spade drill bit

De-chlorinated water, approximately 15 quarts (see De-chlorination Procedure on page 9 of Classroom Aquaponics System Assembly and Maintenance Guide)

Goldfish, 5-7 adult fish

5 small seedling plants (basil or other small herbs, lettuces, or any other small plant that tolerates wet soil well)

Tap water conditioner (optional)  

Additional lesson plans associated with this kits can be found on the National Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix.

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