Want to sequence the flow of water into your grow beds to only flood one at a time? Want to avoid extra wiring and control electronics? Then consider an aquaponics indexing valve. All that is needed to operate this valve is a flow of water that starts and stops. If you are already running with a pump on a timer, then each time the pump stops then starts again, the water will be sequencing to a different outlet. This is a way to add more grow beds without needing to expand fish tank or sump tank space.
Aquaponics Indexing valves!!!!!!
The valves come in three different sizes. 1″, 1 1/4″, 1 1/2″ They also come in a few different bodies. 4 outlets, 6 outlets, 8 outlets (only in 1″ though)
There are cams that can be installed in the valves to allow them to operate different numbers of outlets.
For example the 4 outlet body can be cammed to run 2, 3 or 4 outlets and one would simply cap off the unused outlets if any.
Now these valves are similar to irrigation indexing valves but with some modifications to make them work with aquaponics, there are also additional options we can provide for the aquaponics indexing valves that one can’t get by purchasing the indexing valves at the big box stores.
There are minimum flow and pressure requirements to operate the different models of valves and I can assist in choosing the correct valve for a situation or recommending an appropriate pump size. Here is a link to a site with listings of dealers for different parts of the world.
Or if you are along the I-75 corridor between Florida and Michigan, contact me.
I currently use two Aquaponics indexing valves on my big system and I am using one Aquaponics Indexing valve on my 300 gallon system.