All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 200 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 14  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Apr 22nd, '12, 18:51 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Apr 19th, '12, 13:04
Posts: 443
Gender: Male
Are you human?: huumon?
Location: ACT
I have purchased an IBC.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/IBC-water-ta ... 0888672198

Tools/gear to buy:
1. Good quality spirit level
2. Water Pump
3. Pipes and Hoses
4. Air Pump



To be continued... :D

Questions to be answered:

1. What fish? - Most likely trout for the winter
2. How many Fish? - *shrug?*
3. What grow medium? - I like the idea of just using 20mm gravel as per murray's video and also because it's dirt(rock?) cheap
4. What flow system? CF, Auto Syphon or Timer Flood Drain?

_________________
Providing scalable e-commerce solutions from small business to enterprise, 1 product to 10,000. Contact me to help grow your business

My New System
My Old System


Last edited by tcshad on Apr 22nd, '12, 19:26, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
PostPosted: Apr 23rd, '12, 10:27 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Apr 19th, '12, 13:04
Posts: 443
Gender: Male
Are you human?: huumon?
Location: ACT
Further questions:

What pump to buy - looking into one from BYAP or alternatively something off ebay. Need to work out a redundancy system for both water and air and the design.

Considering using a blue barrel as a sump with water flow FT>Sump>GB>FT

Do I really need to wash my media? Murray says no, everyone here says yes.

Are pond pumps the same as dirty water pumps and will they get damaged if I don't wash my media?

_________________
Providing scalable e-commerce solutions from small business to enterprise, 1 product to 10,000. Contact me to help grow your business

My New System
My Old System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 23rd, '12, 11:12 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Nov 17th, '11, 18:21
Posts: 219
Images: 0
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: Albury
What fish? - Most likely trout for the winter - Trout need temp below approx 20c to survive and need plenty of oxygen
2. How many Fish? - *shrug?* - 5 fish maybe, depends on your media beds capacity(filtration) and dossilved oxygen??
3. What grow medium? - I like the idea of just using 20mm gravel as per murray's video and also because it's dirt(rock?) cheap Gravel is fine, just do the vinigar test, did wash my scouria at all...
4. What flow system? CF, Auto Syphon or Timer Flood Drain? CF for simlicity

_________________
System A, CHIFT PIST - 1000L FT:900L GB:900L Sump
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=11052

System B, CHIFT PIST - 1000L FT:1200L GB: 1200L Sump
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=11646


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 23rd, '12, 11:54 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Dec 10th, '11, 15:03
Posts: 2089
Gender: Male
Are you human?: What is human?
Location: Perth Hills
tcshad wrote:
1. Good quality spirit level


Make sure it has a good quality bubble!

As for washing, a lot of people dont. But for an IBC system with gravel, it will take all of 20 mins to squirt it down and get the worst of the sand etc off.

_________________
Aquarium System
IBC System
Blog


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 24th, '12, 20:41 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Apr 19th, '12, 13:04
Posts: 443
Gender: Male
Are you human?: huumon?
Location: ACT
So it turns out an IBC won't fit in the back of a kia carnival :( 1.5 hour drive wasted

_________________
Providing scalable e-commerce solutions from small business to enterprise, 1 product to 10,000. Contact me to help grow your business

My New System
My Old System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 24th, '12, 20:44 
Should have fitted on the roof though... :mrgreen:


Top
  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 24th, '12, 21:01 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Apr 19th, '12, 13:04
Posts: 443
Gender: Male
Are you human?: huumon?
Location: ACT
yeah but I've never strapped anything to the roof before nor did I bring my ratchet straps. I also wasn't confident that if i strapped it on that it would stay there... the guy will drop it off to me in the next few days for a case of beer.

I've also found some dirt cheap IBCs in homebush but same problem, no way to transport the buggers... that and I want to stick with a small system and i already have the one.

_________________
Providing scalable e-commerce solutions from small business to enterprise, 1 product to 10,000. Contact me to help grow your business

My New System
My Old System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 24th, '12, 21:12 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Mar 31st, '12, 09:17
Posts: 102
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes
Location: Adelaide
Yeah they look bigger in person dont they.lol... Maybe trailer hire? Here you can get a 6x4 trailer With 24hr hire for $20.
thats a half carton saved for your drinking pleasures...

Sent with Brett's Galaxy using Tapatalk

_________________
Always Learning
Check out my build thread here
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=12233


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 24th, '12, 21:19 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Apr 19th, '12, 13:04
Posts: 443
Gender: Male
Are you human?: huumon?
Location: ACT
if it was a question of pure money then yes but unfortunately time is a precious commodity for me so the delivery works out better for me.

by the time i spent 2+ hours stuffing around picking up a trailer, driving for 2 hours and then dropping it back off I'd rather spend the extra $20 and be done with it :)

Besides I still don't have my angle grinder and pipes etc etc so there is no hurry. My only concern is that by the time i get it built and cycled it'll be too late to put the trout in as they won't grow big enough before it gets hot

_________________
Providing scalable e-commerce solutions from small business to enterprise, 1 product to 10,000. Contact me to help grow your business

My New System
My Old System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 29th, '12, 10:17 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Apr 19th, '12, 13:04
Posts: 443
Gender: Male
Are you human?: huumon?
Location: ACT
I've received delivery of my IBC and now must decide where it will live. I need to probably set it up in this part of the yard

Attachment:
File comment: Sunny Side
IMG_2012042923952.jpg
IMG_2012042923952.jpg [ 135.58 KiB | Viewed 9002 times ]


But i was also toying with the idea of putting just the growbed up there and leaving the FT under the deck somewhere. My only concern is when washing the deck that crap and chemicals could go into the FT.

Attachment:
IMG_2012042923524.jpg
IMG_2012042923524.jpg [ 118.74 KiB | Viewed 9002 times ]

_________________
Providing scalable e-commerce solutions from small business to enterprise, 1 product to 10,000. Contact me to help grow your business

My New System
My Old System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 29th, '12, 10:18 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Apr 19th, '12, 13:04
Posts: 443
Gender: Male
Are you human?: huumon?
Location: ACT
pumping the water up shouldn't be an issue it's no more than 1m head. More like 50cm

_________________
Providing scalable e-commerce solutions from small business to enterprise, 1 product to 10,000. Contact me to help grow your business

My New System
My Old System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 29th, '12, 10:31 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mar 12th, '06, 07:56
Posts: 17778
Images: 4
Location: Perth
Gender: Male
Blog: View Blog (1)
I reckon you would want to be careful about what you wash the deck with..

_________________
www.havehomewilltravel.com
Life on the road


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 29th, '12, 10:47 
Offline
Almost divorced
Almost divorced
User avatar

Joined: Aug 9th, '09, 13:14
Posts: 1357
Gender: Male
Are you human?: I'll be baaaack!
Location: SOR, Perth, WA
Although you could put a cover over the FT to stop nasties from the deck washing in; if you put the FT under the decking then you might have difficulty accessing the tank when it's finally time to harvest, or should you ever need to do any "maintenance". When choosing a spot for your AP system there is a lot to think about; sunlight, access and proximity to the kitchen. The IBC of AP has detailed discussions to help you decide; it's easier to put a system in the right place first, than moving a system later.

_________________
2008-2009: Experimental, NFT
2010-2012: IBC system(s)
2012-Now : 1000L FT, 500L GB, CF, no additional filters

SkyPE: wabbit.com.au Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 29th, '12, 11:12 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend

Joined: Apr 19th, '12, 13:04
Posts: 443
Gender: Male
Are you human?: huumon?
Location: ACT
since I'll be cutting the IBC down to make the growbed I don't think there will be any issues with access. Obviously I don't want to me trying to move 500kg+ of tank and water at a later stage hence my posting this for opinions. The top part of the yard is nice and sunny for the GB but will become problematic in the summer with the water getting too hot.

Maybe I could put the FT here to the right of the hot water tank


Attachments:
IMG_2012042923314.jpg
IMG_2012042923314.jpg [ 91.63 KiB | Viewed 8991 times ]

_________________
Providing scalable e-commerce solutions from small business to enterprise, 1 product to 10,000. Contact me to help grow your business

My New System
My Old System
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 29th, '12, 12:39 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Jan 11th, '07, 14:20
Posts: 6449
Location: Perth
Gender: Female
Location: Jandakot
I could see a single IBC system next to the HWS and if you want to expand, another growbed on the deck to the left of the stairs, allowing easy access to your herbs from the house :lol:

_________________
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum ... a&start=45 (Fayes system)
http://backyardfarming.com.au/phpbb3/vi ... f=24&t=119 (Fayes garden) https://www.facebook.com/Botanic.Obsession


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 200 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 14  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 35 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.154s | 18 Queries | GZIP : Off ]