Pass through PORT – on agponic-MD February 3, 2014Posted by rik94566 in agponic MD, agponicMD, agponics.com, aquaponic automation, aquaponics, aquaponics electronics, DIY aquaponics, indoor aquaponics, Internet-of-Farming, IoT aquaponics, Rj45 connector.
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One design feature on the agponicMD unit is the “pass through port”.
This is a tube that runs from the top of the grow bed and in front of the RJ-45 top junction connection box and then down into water tank or fish tank.
This ‘Pass through port” actually has 3 functions:
First Function — is to allow the unit water tank or fish tank (if you have fish in it) to be filled with having to open the unit up.
Second Function — allow for your fish to be feed if you chose to add fish to the unit. I like Cory cats myself in it Green Emerald’s add a nice color contrast .
Third Function — Really the main reason I needed one. Being that these containers are sealed when fully locked down air cannot get into the bottom tank. This causes a problem with the drain valve. Water tank container will not allow draining from the grow bed container as a air is source needed to unlock the inside pressure of the closed container.
I did a youtube video on the subject. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odFwA7KqAJ0