Here is one of our 3D rendering of a 6 x 1000 liter tank home aquaculture plans. We drew this up for a client one afternoon to give them an example of how simple a home recirculating aquaculture system can be.
The tanks can be anything or any size backyard or very small scale RAS recirculating aquaculture system. If you are planning to use IBCs for all the tanks and sumps, you will want to change the pipework accordingly.
The pipework is to scale and the size pumps will be approximately 20,000 liters per hour each depending on the pump type. You are looking for a high flow low head pump that will give you that flow rate at 3 meters of head. One pump is redundant and can be connected on a relay backup or flow/pressure switch should one fail. (we may need to explain how that works..)
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