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That doesnt leave much time to get your tank plumbed in mate. System looks great. Will end up being a decent size too :thumbright:

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All up and running mate new photos shortly! Just setting up the emergency system now.

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last few photos of the journey

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Grow Beds and Fish Tank
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Future GBs will be placed in line behind existing beds

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SLO outlet and Water inlet line
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Venturian in water inlet line
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Awesome mate.

That really is a sweet size fish tank.

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Tank cover 90% shade cloth
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Thanks mate, at the moment it holds 2000lt constant and rises about 100mm when the pump kicks in. Both growbeds around 500lt with another 3 to 4 to go in starting January. cheers

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Looking great ccbear. Very impressive system

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Thanks Bender appreciate the comment. Power went of last night after the storm so have to get a battery and I should be right.

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Started setting up the backup system yesterday. Had to clean a area up where I wanted it. Onehellofafisherman from Murrys site rang me yesterday and offered to lend me his boat battery untill christmas. He dropped it off late so will set it all up and test today.

Also have a $50 generator from Masters which will be used as a second back up. Would be able to charge the battery and run the system for 4 hours off a tank of fuel. Will post some photos when I am finished.cheers

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During thunderstorm other afternoon was down in the shed and the backup kicked in. Hello the power has gone off. So raced around and set up the genset, got it all running and was sweet. Then went up to house to check on wife (note fish comes first) and the power is on and all sweet. So only tripped the circuit breaker in the shed, reset it and all is working again. Well almost, the sump pump on the outside system did not kick in and sump overflowing. Well the pump was cactus and replaced it with the spare. Took all of 10 mins. So I thought not bad for 2 years running at cost of $49.

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Better to be safe than sorry mate but your instinct and propriety kicked in ok. We had the power off for a couple of hours Sunday arvo

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Back up system operational :headbang: Using a borrowed battery at the moment till I can source one.

Using 75mm rectangular air stones suspended from a air ring inside the tank.
Installing rings onto air ring line.
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Air pump is a Hailea ACO 003 25W and 60L/Min have set up all electrics inside a metal work box which as been lined with 10mm floor matting.
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All so set up a $50 750w generator as secondary system.
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This is inside the box, you can see the matting used as insulation, all cables run in and out through the back. grouped everything together for the photo but will have them further apart for operational purposes.
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This shows the bubbles from one of the air stones.
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This is the test from this morning.
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Jade perch should be available early December. :cheers:

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Looking good bear.

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