Universal Rubber Solutions – Aquaponics
What is Aquaponics?
Aquaponics is the combination of two types of farming, aquaculture and hydroponics:
- Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, or mollusks.
- Hydroponics is the cultivation of plants in a nutrient solution.
VOC and Toxin Free Aquaponics
Rubberizeit!™ is the only VOC free, non-toxic paintable liquid rubber on the market. This product can be used for so many purposes that a grower is only limited by his or her imagination. For example, Rubberizeit!™ makes building custom hydroponic or aquaponic systems a snap.
Materials that were once impossible to use in hydroponic systems (wood, metal, etc.) can now be given a coat of Rubberizeit!™ Universal and they become a safe harbor for plants and/or fish. This makes designing and building custom hydroponic systems much easier given the grower is no longer limited by the building materials. Custom hydroponic systems can now be built out of anything, not just five gallon buckets and PVC piping (but if you are using PVC piping it can also be coated with Rubberizeit!™ to protect it from UV light).
Many soil growers and practically every hydroponic grower use some sort of water reservoir. Thin plastic totes that were once a disaster waiting to happen can be reinforced with a coating of Rubberizeit!™ to withstand holding large volumes of water.
Aquaponic systems that are free of toxic materials produce fresh organic fish and vegetables that are also free of toxins. RubberizeIt!™ is the only VOC free non-toxic paint-able liquid rubber on the market. Be sure that all of the materials chosen for an aquaponics system are non toxic or that the portion of the material, which comes in contact with the water in the system, is coated with RubberizeIt!™
Plywood Aquarium Build Water-Proofed with Rubberizeit!™ Universal Rubber
Until recently we haven’t been recommending our Rubberizeit!™ Universal Rubber for water-proofing plywood aquariums. You see, liquid rubber doesn’t adhere well to glass or silicone. We feel this is because the non-porous nature of the two materials does not allow the water to properly evaporate out of the material. While resin, fiberglass, concrete, wood and other substrates, Rubberizeit!™ Universal Rubber creates an extremely strong bond – this is due to their porous (no matter how small).
Well, we’re happy to let you know – the problem has now been solved and the pictures with-in the below video help detail how to seal around the viewing pane to make sure it is both secure and water-tight.
DIY Plywood Aquarium
Yes, with Rubberizeit!™ Universal Rubber, that rusty old galvanized feed or water trough can become a fish tank or grow bed. Now any vessel or container can become a fish tank or grow bed with Rubberizeit!™ Universal Rubber.
Why RubberizeIt!™ is the Best Choice
Perfect for your full-custom aquaponics set-up, Rubberizeit!™ Universal Rubber eliminates folds and wasted excess material. When comparing the cost per square foot of Rubberizeit!™ Universal Rubber with other commercially available pond liners the material lost in the folds must be considered.
Testimonial: from a customer in Guam
This is an excellent product. It is non-toxic, works as advertised and very easy to apply, I've used both IG (Universal Spray) and UG (Universal). Although the UG is much thicker in consistency than latex paints, the ease of application is very similar. In my experience I had more success applying it with a disposable brush than with a roller. My plywood aquarium has been running close to two years now without issues. You'll be amazed at the versatility of this product, I even used on my work boots and to repair/patch pretty much anything. I always have a gallon handy. I have recommended this product to members of an aquatic forum and they have been equally pleased with the results.
Thank you Paul C. and the rest of the friendly and knowledgeable staff for accomodating my orders even in small quantities and top-notch customer service.