300 gallon tower system. I started working on the prototype less than a week ago.
So I planned this system around 10 Zipgrow towers and a 410 gallon fish tank with about 300 gallons of water in it. This is something of a “CHOP 2” type system where the fish tank overflows directly to a sump tank where the pump lifts the water up to the towers as well as to the fish tank. The stand for the towers is ten feet long. and the fish tank is just over 5′ in diameter.
I’m still improving on the “sump tank” on this system but starting price here will be $4598.
10 towers with media
plumbing (with hose connect top up valve for the sump tank)
and in central Florida within 150 miles of Tangerine, includes delivery and set up.
Requires power within 8 feet of the tower rack and firm level surface to be set up.
I expect that size fish tank could easily support a second or even third rack of towers given a heavy fish load and additional sump tanks. The sump tank might also support some water plants like water cress or water chestnuts.
I am also in the process of working on smaller systems. One is a 100 gallon stock tank fish tank that could take either 4, 3 foot tall towers or 4, 5 foot tall towers and the rack would mount directly over the fish tank. The next one is based on a 200 gallon tank with 6, 5′ towers hanging over a sump tank and would easily fit in an 8′ by 8′ space.
I can also put together systems with tanks, plumbing parts, pumps and towers for people who already have a structure to hang the towers from or who wish to build their own support frames. Seems silly to freight lumber around the country when it is so easy to get locally.