While bell siphon construction is not particularly difficult, understanding the concept may be. This video gives a well done visual of what the action of a bell siphon is. Once that is clear, the actual bell siphon construction is shown. I found this video clear and quite useful in understanding this key component of flood and drain aquaponic systems.
Bell Siphon Construction and Testing Request
While bell siphon construction is relatively simple, especially once the concept isd clear, the actual dynamics between size and diameter of tubes has not been well documented. Besides showing the bell siphon construction for a single unit, there is need for the factors of flow rates and speed to be empirically evaluated. This video further requestas that others build and test their versions of the system to see what those factors may be.
This is Sustainable Food’s method for building an aquaponics Automated Bell Siphon and describes what it is, how it works, and how to build one,
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Bell siphon construction and the speed it will activate and drain the growbed is an important factor in the efficiency with which the entire system operates. If you decide to build one, see if you can’t help with the compilation of flow data as different diameters and lengths of pipe are used in the bell siphon construction you do for your aquaponics grow bed.