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PostPosted: Apr 12th, '14, 13:54 
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Gotta love recycling.

I dropped into our local garbage dump through the week, They run the best little recycling centre Ive ever seen. I picked up 2 X 500L tanks and 1 X 300L on its own stand.

This missus went to work today leaving me home alone & unsupervised so of course I got stuck into making another AP system.

This is my new little Silver Perch powered Strawberry system, knocked it together in 4 Hours using mostly recycled stuff I've scavenged from the recylcing centre and a few of the spares I keep on hand (2000l pump, Uniseal's and taps Etc.


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My plan is to use it to grow fingerlings to a size where the birds wont eat them when I put the into the Silver Perch pond.

We have been busy lately harvesting dozens of little strawberry runners from our conventional vegie beds. I'm also going to hook it up to my 90mm PVC tube / net pot system so we should have plenty of strawbs this season.

The 300L tank will replace the 200L blue drum I use to catch rainwater off the chook pen roof.


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Quick work mate did you hide it from the missus

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She spotted it after about 1/2 hour after she got home. :shock:

All good we both love strawberries, She actually suggested I hook up the old PVC pipe system and plug a few towers or vertical garden into it.

How goods that :thumbright:
Especially considering I have already measured up to do those add on's. :shifty:

I've added 20l of fish poo solids into the GB and pumped in 150L of AP water to kick it off.

Also dropped eight yabbies in from the pond, they can go for a ride on the old Ammonia Cycle until I use them for bait. :) :)

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BF you lucky bugger! :D

Nice extension system. Over here in South Africa recycling centers are non-existent. :-(
Wish there was more recycling, it would help a lot to get set up.


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In kalgoorlie we had recycle bins but I found out a while ago that they take it away and dump it in the same hole as the rest of the junk... glad we payed extra rates for the service.

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Yes I don't understand why there aren't more of them around, especially in a country like ours, the amount of re-usable stuff that gets buried in landfill is just a shame.

On a positive note It works out well for those of us that do have them in our areas.

Apart from the odd unexpected AP bonus you can always pick up regular items like PVC fittings, offcuts of pipe Etc.

The trick is getting there before some other local AP nutter does (no names mentioned)

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Lol. Freddie it seems you face some stiff competition from some dodgy scavengers over there, I wish you the best of luck. :D


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New heater coil finished this afternoon. The existing one on the chook pen roof had failed, the low density black poly tubing wasn't up to the job, It got through one winter OK but the tubing eventually collapsed and kinked in dozens of places. So the Mk2 model is hopefully built to last for years.

Took about 6 hours all up to build.

I was lucky enough to get the recycled aluminium right angle section and the galvo mesh donated, so only had to buy the piping (100m of 25mm blue line), the fittings and 200 cable ties All up cost about $150.

Just waiting now for some unsuspecting visitor to help lift it up onto the roof :think:


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Hey BF, thanks for the photos. How hot does the water get in there?

What happens when it stands for a while? Does that cause problems?

Can water expansion from the heat cause the pipe to bulge or disfigure?

Sorry to ask so many questions but I have been curious about this for some time.

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[quote="MartinC"]Hey BF, thanks for the photos. How hot does the water get in there?

I run a 4000L pump out of my sump up through the coil and then into the FT, the head height is about 1 & 1/2 M above the sump so that 4000L capacity is cut in half.

What happens when it stands for a while? Does that cause problems?

Should be OK Ive got a poly non return valve to stop any syphoning back when it turns off so it shouldn't require priming when the pump timer kicks in.

Can water expansion from the heat cause the pipe to bulge or disfigure?
it did on the last one that cheap low density pipe isn't up to the job.

Sorry to ask so many questions but I have been curious about this for some time.
All question OK by me Martin

Regards, Martin.[/quote

I'll update with some results once Ive got it plumbed up and running for a week or so, I already know it will provide the warmth I want because I have the experience of using the old system with 25m less piping on it, and I still run two smaller heater coils on other tanks.

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Thanks BF, that info is much appreciated.

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Well I managed to get the old heater coil down and the new one up on to the chook pen roof on Friday afternoon, it was a bit of a heavy lift both ways. I hooked it strait up and have been running it since but we haven't had much in the way of sunny weather yet to try it out.

Woke up on Saturday morning with lower back pain and spent the last three days doing next to nothing just laying around in pain.
As the missus said "I will never learn just like a bull at a gate" Blahh blahh blahh... :oops:

Next time I'll ask for help :funny1:


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so ... next time don't fill it with water first ;)
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so ... next time don't fill it with water first ;)
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Thanks mate, there may have been a couple of litres in the pipe, I did give it a rinse through before I put it up, fortunately I also blew it out with the compressor afterwards.

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