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 Post subject: Johny5 is alive again
PostPosted: Feb 9th, '13, 19:56 
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Hi All

I started with a small R&D system just over a year ago. Only 100L FT with a 50L GB and a 1.2*2.4 raft.

It was stable for a small system that was until the new pup, (well by October last year she was six months old) decide to rip out all the plumbing.

So I decided to start the full sized system to save the 64 fish that the R&D system contained there and then.

What we now have is a 5000L FT, 1000L GB and a 2000L sump supporting those same 64 gold fish and 35 SP ranging from about 4 - 11 cm currently.

Yes it is way under filtered for the size of the tank (Potential stocking that is) but as it is just only 3 months old it is coping with the bio load very well.

I do filter solids out between the FT and GB but that is only to prevent problems with the plumbing. I currently drain the solids out a few times a week and then pour them into the GB. It has plenty of worms to help clean it all up.


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Thoughts of a Radial Flow Filter (RFF) crossed your mind? May assist with the bigger bits ;)


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Hi J5!

I saw your name and read that you are a fitter and turner/software guy and therefore thought that you would like this clip:

Intro to Short Circuit




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Yes Erich I did look at radial flow filters but just used a 250l pickle drum as a swirl filter. It works quite well as I get a no deposits in the line at the moment. That might change once I add the more beds and hence longer a piping run but we will see.

I will go and take some photos shortly but be warned it is not pretty as it all a work in progress.


MacGyver it was Short Circuit that inspired the name (Johny5). When I went to register the business the names I put forward where rejected so sitting there Johny5 popped up. It help that I had only just seen the movie. Memories from that clip and music.

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Current setup with the temporary sump to the right.
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Room to experiment with the syphon.
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Fingerling tank within the sump. Will not be doing that with the new sump as the tank can float in the fish tank. The chicken coop is in the background. ( in case anyone is asking)

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New home for the larger sump.
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I forgot the important photo.

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A nice sized system there for sure Johny5!

Welcome back :)

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Thanks rsevs3.

Still digging that hole, why do I start these things.

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Welcome Johny5, i see Modbury North and reminds me of the block i sold on the corner of Rawlings Rd and Kankanya St in the early 70's, come to think of it i never did get that bottle of wine from the developer. That area was all under vinyards before it was developed.

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Looking good Johny
Digging sump holes is so much fun :D

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Hi chainsaw.

That area is the other side of McIntyre road from here about 2.5K.

I can see a nice black layer of soil before I hit the clay.

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Finally finished the new sump hole and reo. Charlie no comments about the reo please.

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Now to start scrounging materials for the form work.

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Johny5 wrote:
Charlie no comments about the reo please.

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I like the site foreman...


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