DOUBLE DUTCH BUCKETS
HOW WE BUILD THEM
You will need a 7/8 paddle pit, 1/4 drill bit, drill, 2" hole saw, hack saw for tools
Materials are 2 buckets food grade with lids. 1/2 inch PVC about 24 inches.
2 1/2" PVC 90 degree elbows. One 3/4 grommet
Place one bucket inside of the other and mark where the bottom of top bucket will be
Mark the center of bucket just below line far enough that the top of hole will be 1/4 inch below top bucket
then drill a 7/8 hole for grommet at that mark. Install grommet You will need vegetable oil to get pipe through grommet
Install one 90 degree elbow on pipe and turn it down. I do not glue them but it is an option.
Leave whatever pipe is necessary sticking outside to fit into your drain with an elbow on it.
Drill a bunch of holes in the bottom of top bucket be as neat as you like. They only serve as drain.
Using 2 Inch hole saw cut out center of lid. Then with hack saw cut from edge to hole in center.
We purchased some paint strainers to put inside of top bucket to help with root clogs.
HOW TO USE
Fill with whatever media you like
Install a tube to alow continous flow of fish water
Plant whatever you desire
HOW THEY WORK
We are using them to grow Cucumbers to great sucess.
it is my hope these will eliminate any need for a biofilter
We are also using media filled towers for that purpose into our deep bed floating system