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PostPosted: Apr 24th, '16, 03:54 
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I figured I would show off my first system. It's a simple CHOP system that I will add a few NFT tubes to later. I constructed it mostly from scavenged parts; a free 55 gallon plastic barrel, three free cattle protein tubs, lots of free lumber, and some free gravel. The only items I had to purchase where the 550GPH pump and plumbing pieces. I spent roughly eight hours altogether building the system. I probably could have built it faster had I had a plan going into the build but I pretty much just made it up as I went along. Somehow, I got lucky and everything functioned flawlessly right from the start. The system has been cycling since around 2 pm yesterday (roughly 24 hours now) and will be getting its first residents soon which will just be some seedlings I've propagated and a few small fish that I will go catch at a nearby pond.

Here are a few pictures of the system. They pretty much speak for themselves.

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yay, cool. How's it doing?

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Going good. It's been cycling for about 54 hours now and the water is crystal clear. I'll slowly start adding a few residents later this week and work my way up to capacity over the next few weeks.


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Nice. Does it get much sun were it is now or do you plan to move it?

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It doesn't get full sun all day but it gets enough believe. I don't really have any plans of moving it as I plan to just replace it with a larger system down the road.


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Thats neat little set up. What fish do you plan on putting in there?


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Thanks jmcdaniel0. I've put a total of 7 bluegill that I caught at a small pond down the road. I snapped a pic of a couple of them before I put them in.

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Here are some pics of the grow beds planted with chives, parsley, cucumber. melons, tomatoes, swiss chard, and lettuce. I added a trellis made from a cattle panel to train the cucumbers and melons on.

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Awesome man. Those are some pretty little blue gill.


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How big do they get. I've never caught any to eat before. :think:

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How big do they get. I've never caught any to eat before. :think:



I have seen some in large ponds get up to 8-10 inches. They are pretty great to eat. They just dont get quite big enough for my taste. They are fun as all heck to catch though!


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Yeah, they're some nice ones. I caught a bunch of bigger keepers but threw them back as I wanted these smaller ones for the fish tank. I would also say 8-10" is about as big as they get though 7-8" is about average for a keeper at most ponds I've fished. They are good eatin' regardless.


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Well, some decent growth after just a few days I suppose. I did lose one out of seven blue gills but I wasn't expecting a 100% survival rate. I plan on adding a solids filter of some type pretty soon.

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A couple of pics of my other growing method. Things are finally starting to take off after a few spells of heavy rains and cooler temps.

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The weather here has been crazy as well. 50F as a high one day, then up to 85f the next. Crazy!


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How is your system coming along SouthOfPegasus?

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