DIY Aquaponics and Basix Plastix provide environmental systems that help to save money on water usage. These include high quality rainwater tanks and aquaponics systems.
The DIY Aquaponics system is easy to setup in your backyard or balcony where the fish help plants and the plants help the fish. The fish supply nutrients to a bed of plants, (grow beds) and plants clean the water that the fish live in, making it an ideal growing environment for both.
The fish water is pumped and distributed evenly to the grow beds, by a simple system of pipes. The fish water feeds the plants, then filters through the grow bed that is filled with gravel /pebble stones, and returns to the fish tank by gravity or by pump.
Ideal plants for the grow bed include tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and other green leafy vegetables. Suitable fish include; Barramundi, Bass, Jade Perch, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Murray Cod and other Australian fish species.
Basix Plastix rainwater tanks allow you to control your water supply and enjoy the pleasures of great tasting, pure water. One of the flagship the Basix Plastix manufactured tanks has an inbuilt child-safe system. The tank inlet design aims to prevent the tragedy of children drowning in rainwater tanks. The Basix Plastix rainwater systems feature a built-in moulded section underneath the strainer that prevents child access inside the tank. This acts as a child safety device in the event of strainer collapse or if the strainer was left out.
A proven track record in rotational moulding industry has allowed Glenn Woodward and Jim McInnes to research customer tank preferences and these have been built in their water tank designs. Basix Plastix water tanks are manufactured using a rotational moulding process, which produces a one-piece, seamless, watertight tank and includes a ribbed design that gives the tank added strength.
Made from the high-grade polyethylene, Basix Plastix rainwater tanks are flexible and durable units that provide many years of trouble free service. Our tanks are backed by a 20-year warranty and are available in all the standard COLORBOND® Steel colours. All tanks are supplied as multi fit-out units with 400mm meshed fitted strainers and 1-inch BSP brass inserts.
In addition we offer a variety of other rainwater tanks to suit your requirements, preferences and spaces. You can buy water tanks and aquaponic systems online, through the display centre, selected distributors or you can enquire.