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PostPosted: Dec 19th, '11, 18:32 
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Still progressing....
SLO's in construction, 5mm slots....Hope there the right size.
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i have covered holes by spreading aquarium silicon around placing a larger piece of plastic (ibc scrap) over it .Screwing down the new piece and covering screws with silicon.The silicon acts as a gasket and the screws fasten it all together. Do a neat enough job and you could still put syphon in middle.
Remember silicon will not bond plastic long term(aquarium style) hence the screws, but will seal well
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Hi Lyndon,

Following this one closely...keep the pics up as my design is almost the same!

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My first design flaw.
In the bottom diagram I enden up with odd flow out to the FT's

I think i'll re-make it to look like to top diagram to get an even flow.
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sorry i posted on wrongthread my reply was meant to be on thread with lidless ibc can moderaters fix please
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Almost finished, just need to tidy up some piping, glue it all together and clean the water up.
Tank joiners.
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Hi Lyndon,

I notice you have dug the sump IBC's in somewhat - is the plastic sitting on the ground? or is it supported on a bed of pavers? whats stopping the metal frames from sinking into the ground over time?

Also, the joiners between the tanks - look like 1 inch pipe - do they allow sufficient flow/drain between the sumps when the 8000ltr/ht pump is cranking? Could you have joined the sump pump into one of the actual tank joiners? Thus drawing water directly from two sumps - hence not needing as much flow between them?

Any reason you didn't go 4 grow beds over 2 sumps? So using same amount of IBC's. Guess its probably cheaper to use an IBC than build a table/support?

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Neat looking system Lyndon! :thumbright:

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Hi Lyndon,

I notice you have dug the sump IBC's in somewhat - is the plastic sitting on the ground? or is it supported on a bed of pavers? whats stopping the metal frames from sinking into the ground over time?

Also, the joiners between the tanks - look like 1 inch pipe - do they allow sufficient flow/drain between the sumps when the 8000ltr/ht pump is cranking? Could you have joined the sump pump into one of the actual tank joiners? Thus drawing water directly from two sumps - hence not needing as much flow between them?

Any reason you didn't go 4 grow beds over 2 sumps? So using same amount of IBC's. Guess its probably cheaper to use an IBC than build a table/support?

Sorry for all the Q...

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Hi Greg,

The sumps are sitting on some pavers underneath the the plastic IBC tank, they a dug in a little, mainly at the back because I wanted them level, they are basically sitting on earth. I'm not sure if the frames will sink, the clay around here is compact and dry thanks to the drought. I hope I don't get any leaks to soften it up. Next time maybe a hardwood pallet would be better. I needed the GB's as low as I could to get the gravity water flow to the GB's.

The 25 mm bulkhead fitting are not quiet enough atm, but it's donig the job. I was able to find 25 mm poly "risers" that were able to screw into the bulkhead fittings which made things cheaper.
The sump pump does not have an inlet pipe, it draws water into it through the pumps plastic case and acts as a sot of filter.

I would have liked to have had more GB's but I cannot reach to the back comfortably and even less likley if I wanted to pick tomatoes etc.. I'm makes it easy if I can walk between them.

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Went out this week and caught some yabbies with the kids, Got around 40 over the 3 days. There so hard to find these days!!!
Made a heap of hides for them and popped them in the sumps. There already feeding on the carrot I put in too..

Waiting on solar panel, regulator, and power heads (inverter arived today) to circulate the ft's and then start looking for some Murray Cod now, and then some Trout when it cools down.

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Setup the solar system minus the powerheads (arrive tomorrow).
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Added some shade over the Fish tanks, and stops the leaves from falling into the tanks.
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Finally got a freshwater test kit.....Looking good so far.
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Bought this from Aldi $15.00, to monitor the pumps and powerhead power constumptin.
Shows Volts/Amps/Watts has a 7 days record, and a clock! Probably does more, havn't touched the buttons yet...
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Went out this week and caught some yabbies with the kids, Got around 40 over the 3 days. There so hard to find these days!!!


If you come for a visit to the goldfields Lyndon, I will take you a dam where you can pull 40 in in each net evry 15 minutes :thumbright:

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Lyndon346 wrote:
Went out this week and caught some yabbies with the kids, Got around 40 over the 3 days. There so hard to find these days!!!


If you come for a visit to the goldfields Lyndon, I will take you a dam where you can pull 40 in in each net evry 15 minutes :thumbright:


I miss camping as a kid with the family and filling hessian bags full of yabbies and EATING them.

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Another update.... I'm going to be a Dad....Sort of....
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another 4x 330L Grow beds starting to take shape.
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And 3 inhabitants looking fairly hungry.... the come to the to everytime I look in now.
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You can tell how to 90MM SLO is working, May need to open up the other side of the SLO.

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