Chris and Heather show you some tips for building a PVC greenhouse frame. It is important in aquaponics to have a closed space. That will help keep contaminants out of your water, like rain, chemtrails, mosquitoes, leaves, or anything floating around.
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You want to make sure to get some heavy duty pipe cutters. The frame may not be that wide, but you will want to be able to cut pipes up to 2″ in girth. That’s a lot of pipe! And the local home improvement stores don’t carry cutters that large. Check the link below to get some from our Aquaponics Amazon store.
It’s important to get the highest PSI you can afford of PVC pipe. Otherwise the cutters may warp the pipe or it will crack. You also want to make sure to mallet them into the connectors securely, but be careful that the lengths are correct before cutting, because it can be quite difficult to get the pipe out to adjust it!
Depending on what fish you use, you may want an insulated greenhouse. Tilapia, for example need water of at least 72 degrees. It will be easier to keep the water warm with submersible heaters, and an enclosed space like an affordable PVC greenhouse.