The concrete blocks were delivered last Thursday and were installed on Monday. Johnny and Greg did a great job and they look fantastic!
By lifting up the tanks I aim to prevent overflow and to take advantage of gravity rather than just relying on siphon feeds for connecting all of the tanks. By designing properly water will flow from the top of the system to the bottom with only one pump.
Although this is not my favorite solution, while working within the boundaries the college,(which means creating structures that can be removed) as well as staying within budget this solution is the best for this project. It would be possible in another situation to dig aquaculture tanks into the ground and having them as the lowest point in the system pumping up to the plants.
how much did you pay for those rubbber maid tanks?
those are 3000gallon tanks arent they?
Luckily these were donated but they usually run about $275 around here new.
These were donated but normally run about $275 new. These are 300 gallon tanks. I really like them they are really sturdy!