When I first began looking into aquaponics the first thing I wanted to understand was how these things called bell siphons worked. I watched countless Youtube videos and read a number of articles and guides to get a better understanding of how they worked. I was fascinated with the simplicity of the bell siphon. These small self contained siphons can automatically time the fill cycle in each grow bed without any expensive timers, pumps or equipment. These are very cool little contraptions!
I have been running the bell siphons in my current setup for a little over eight months and have had great success with the design that I have chosen. Don't get me wrong, there are many different approaches to the bell siphon, but I do not think it needs to be overly complicated. I have seen some designs that seem to over engineer this simple device and end up making them harder to adjust, more expensive, and harder to setup. the design that I am using is cheap, easy, and simple to understand and so I hope that this video will help answer some of the questions that I had when I began my setup and hopefully make things much easier for you!
Thanks for watching!