Photo 3_Montessori School aquaponic system

Inner City Sydney Montessori School Aquaponic system. Constructed over a two-day ABC Gardening Australia film shoot, this railway sleeper pond and cascade with two growbeds has provided a range of educational opportunities to students, staff and parents. This AP system is media-based constant flow, flood and drain; the left growbed is actually a bathtub dressed with recycled decking, using a ‘loop siphon’; the right growbed is custom made of aquaplate steel with a food grade coating manufactured in Sydney, and uses a bell siphon to regulate growbed flooding and draining. Charlie (L) with Costa from ABC Gardening Australia, and Montessori School staff member.


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