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A few pics from today. Still growing. But have some deficiencies. And some powdery mildew on the zucchini.

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Tomatos have some yellowing.
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Nice clear water in the fish tank.
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Underwater shot.
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Ever thought of adding redfin to your system Sam? What veggies have you got in your GB, looking very green!

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JaMa88 wrote:
Ever thought of adding redfin to your system Sam? What veggies have you got in your GB, looking very green!


I'm currently growing lettuce, cucumber, zucchini, corn, tomato, silverbeet. It's a little overgrown.

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Cheers mate for the insight into how you done it. Looks the part for sure might have to give it ago to.

certainly looks like your on the right track to growing some great veggies.


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I've got similar problems - I think it may be a potassium deficiency.

I ripped one of my zuchs out recently due to PM. Have you sprayed with eco fungicide for it? That will help if the deficiency is potassium as well as with the PM.

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I'll grab some eco fung tomorrow. Been meaning to get some.

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Quick update:

By the end of last week water temps had maxed out at 24c. Dumped a few loads of ice in the sump each day during the warm weather, this lowered the FT a few degrees.

Now the temps have dropped to 20c. Have not iced in 4 days. Trout very happy. :thumbright:

Finally added a second growbed to the IBC system.
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Plants and fish doing well. :headbang:

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Yabbies in the sump.
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WooHoo. Temps still low after a few warm days, today got to 37c. Tank sitting at 21c this evening.

I am surprised that it is so low, considering we have had a few hot days recently.

Everything ticking along nicely. Fish feeding well, levels acceptable.

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Nice, What temps do you get at night?

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Last nights air temp was 28c after a max of 38c. Today much cooler, only in the low 30s. Normally at night the minimum temp ranges from 10 to 20c this time of year.

Fish tank hasn't varied much at night at all. Between 19 and 21c overnight and during the day.

Tanks and grow beds are insulated and sump buried, so i think this has helped stabilize temps a lot.

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Forecast for today is mid 20s(c) and raining, it will be this for the next few days. Crazy summer weather.

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This cooler weather is great. Fish tank 19c this morning, now sitting bang on 20c. Fish doing great. Also noticed some yabbies holding their tail curled under, which is a sign they may be berried up. Yep, sure were. I checked 3 and all had eggs, there were a few more that may well have also had eggs.

Took down an aviary today to make some space for one more grow bed.

After I clean it up a bit and re level some pavers (that have sunk due to mice burrowing under them) should be ready to put in the other grow bed. Also going to put a few half blue barrels in front of grow bed 3.

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The dog checking out for mice. Good mouser, and catches birds too. Not as well as she once could, as she is 11 years old.
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Plant update. All going great. Toms coming along nicely.
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Planted some seeds. Corn, baby beets, carrots, lettuce, beans. Also put in some celery seedlings.
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Just checked the water temperature on my way back into work.

Fish tank is currently sitting on 17.5c, measured at midday.

I'm surprised at the temp.

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Been a while, but finally got a little time to do some work. Not much got done though.

New 'sump' tank/'fingerling' tank and growbed above.
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This will drain via a SLO to the underground sump/yabby tank.

This should bring my total water volume to around 2000lt.

Still got lots to do on it, like insulate and line the growbed, make a lid for the tank, etc, etc.

Fish Tank gets the afternoon shade and the plants get good full sun, but still have to put up some shade cloth over the whole lot.
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Been harversting some yummy tomatos of late.
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Iceberg lettuce coming along nicely.
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Zucchinis.
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Built some yabbartments for the young yabbies. Most of the females i have are berried up.
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Forgot to add that i pulled the last of the trout out last week after a few were struggling. Water got to 26c during last weeks heat wave of 5 days in the mid 40c.

Fish were only around 350g. Will be nice smoked up.

I'm hoping i can source some nice advanced trout come april/may.

Will get some Silver Perch fingerlings very soon, and some Eel Tailed catfish. Should be big enough to survive the trout when they come.

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