03-28-2011, 02:12 PM
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What do guys think about an algae scrubber? You wouldn't enjoy eating the product but it would keep nitrates and phosphates down really low and therefore, algae as well.
Originally Posted by twocents
Yes, that would allow light into the fish tank.
Since we seem to be getting into the technical side of things, let's assume this is artificial light. It has to be fairly bright to grow the veggies. Tropical fish, for the most part, don't like excessively bright situations, sooo, rafting would shield out some of it, most likely leaving them with an acceptable light level. I don't know what the requirements for tilapia, bass, or trout would be, light or dim. Putting plants off to the side would certainly help with light intensity, it would just cut down on amt of veggies harvested.
There are infinite scenarios, and they would and could be tailored to individtual likes. If it weren't for the fact I have cats I could probably do a set up like that. Thing is, the one tank that would be good for it, the 56 gallon, would have to be drained and dropped to a lower level, taking it out of eyesight (which is want it for). So, I would most likely go with a more 'industrial' like set up: namely a 100 gallon tank on the floor with a raft system in it. Light hanging from the ceiling.