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5. Place 1/2” irrigation tubing over the water pump outlet fitting. Depending on the type of tubing or hose you have, you may have to secure the tubing onto the pump outlet with a zip tie, or may have to taper the inside of the tube with a razor knife if it is too small. You want a nice snug fit.
6. Place the clear tray with drain fittings in place over the black lid, lining up the holes. They should line up nicely and the fittings will drop down through the holes in the black lid.
7. Trim the 1/2” black tubing to a length that allows the pump to sit on the bottom of the black tote bin (reservoir) when the lid is on. This may take some dry runs and measuring to get it right. Then push the tubing over the port of the SHORTER drain tube (the 1/2” or inflow tube) from the underside of the black lid. Use a zip tie if necessary to get a snug fit. You don't want this tubing slipping off either end during assembly.
Drop the bubbler stone into the bottom of the black bin, and run the attached airline tubing and the pump plug through the side access port you drilled into the side of the lid (see below, left). Then place the lid/tray assembly on top of the tote, and snap into place. Voila! So close to finishing up you new ebb and flow mini-farm!
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