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When using a grow bed, the media must be periodically flooded and drained. There are several methods by which this can be accomplished.
=====Flow Rate=====
When using a grow bed, the media must be periodically flooded and drained. There are several methods by which this can be accomplished.  A proper flow is crucial for the delivery of oxygen to the roots and bacteria colony. <ref name= "Murray"/>There are several methods by which to move water from the grow beds back to the fish tank. These include a bell syphon, a spill over, a toilet valve, or just a pump set on a timer. Any number of ways can be used to deliver proper amounts of water nutrients and oxygen to the water in a Media-Filled System. The key is have a flow rate that will cycle the water thought the system and not allow toxic levels of ammonia and nitrites to accumulate. 
=====Bell Syphon=====
=====Spill-over=====
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