Why would it have to move?
Have you ever tried to move your aquaponic system to a new location? If so, you'll know that it's difficult because we build aquaponics as a independent installation and completely unique so moving will mean disconnect and uninstalling stuff that will not be relevant in the new location.
So what do you do? Many people have either scrapped; the system and selling the parts or went through the pain of paying for shipping and large but fragile equipment does not ship well. evening dismantling most system damage them causing more in repairs
But there are a few things you should know before you buy and implement a system if your looking to move at any point in the future. This post will tell you what you need to know to make sure you build a system that can be moved with ease.
you dont want a integral part of your system to be buried
if its not buried properly the water will push it back out the ground or if you got a leak it will not be easy to find or fix
Irrigation system needs some consideration
Use uniseals that will let you successfully and quickly detach the pipes from your tanks as the other options like male and female adaptors may be more difficult to detach and may cause damage to the tanks themselves.
If you're looking for a quicker solution, the best method to ensure you end up with a system that can move with minimal effort is by looking for these things:
You don't have to glue the drain pipes as these are not under any pressure so you can move them at will. you can put a screw into the join in some instances to keep the joint together if its in a high traffic area.
Moving is the same thing as repairing quickly after disasters
Make sure your irrigation system lets you detach from the tanks quickly and easily. If it doesn't, you'll have trouble dismantling the system. Ensure your pumping has a way to detach and store long runs in parallel. Any good fish tank should let you store other parts of the system and even tanks inside the tank This is important because the tank will protect the rest of the parts inside it.
While not necessary, some great bonus features of a great moveable system are it can fit into a trunk, or on a flat bed truck, can fit through a door way and be light enough for one man to move, this is why circular fish tanks are good because one person can move them into position.
Now that you know what problems you run into when your trying to move your system, you're ready to build your system with the vision of making it easy to move without worrying that the changes your making will cause a slower running system or make you lose money in some way.