This Full Barrel Set is a combination of 50 gallon drum and a rectangular plastic growbed. I decided to do it this way due to I have one surplus growbed which is not used and why waste if it can be made into something. The growbed that I use below is not the normal size that I usually use, this is smaller tub.
This growbed was use before with a 25 mm siphon, so the hole is bigger than required for the 20 mm StrainerBell siphon. I end up has to hot glue the strainer guard to the growbed to ensure no leak.
Top part of the barrel were cut making an open container, initially I wanted to cut access holes just like in my Single Barrel Set but decide not to just yet. The gap left by the growbed is wide enough for access and this way I could have more water in the barrel.
Made an over flow to ensure water level not too high since I will put this set in the open where it is expose to the elements. This overflow can function as a loop siphon drain, all needed to be done is to capped the standpipe to make it airtight.
StrainerBell Siphon in place and weight down the growbed with few bricks. The water inlet is a 15 mm PVC fittings using a 1000 Liter/hour pump@ 14 watt (264 US Gal/hr)
Completed set, with water inlet on left and 20 mm StrainerBell Siphon in the middle. Media height is approximately 8 inches with 7 inch standpipe. Planting "Buffer" plants just letting it grow and do the initial cycling.
Putting in the fish quite early and letting system cycle. Will add more fish later.
That's the finish product, good amount of water for such a small footprint. Getting 2 more barrel and tie them together making a CRAFT set from these barrel.