All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 53 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Dec 20th, '13, 22:28 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
I am starting this system cause it seems the only things that wants to grow here are spinach and tomato's so the other two systems I am starting to convert to flouting raft systems for the spinach and this one I am only doing tomato's in so this is my progress since last week.

This is the place for it.
Image

Got the IBC.
Image

Image

Image

Image

And started it today still need ten buckets down the sides for or the rest of the tomato's and running constant flow all round

Image

Image

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
PostPosted: Dec 21st, '13, 04:22 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Dec 12th, '13, 18:34
Posts: 3846
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes
Location: Adelaide
Nice looking setup.

My quick question. Does it get much light by the side of the house? They'll usually need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Otherwise they'll get leggy and won't be as productive.

_________________
My System

My Aquaponic Youtube Channel

The Black-Byron Ice Creamery Youtube Channel


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Dec 21st, '13, 08:12 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 6th, '11, 12:06
Posts: 12195
Gender: Male
Location: Northern NSW
Looks good, add some media right up to maybe 20mm from the top to maximise your filtration.

_________________
~2010/2011~
~2012/2013~
~2014~
~Backyard farming~


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Dec 22nd, '13, 01:14 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
Hi Columnmn may be not but I am going to put some lights to make up what comes short

Hi Charlie yes I know it's to little media will fill it up when I transplant the seedlings to the system.

Thanks guy's for the input

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Dec 22nd, '13, 06:58 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
This is the basic lay out of what it's gona look like just need to build the stands for the basins now and maybe add a sump

Image

and I put the electrical box up for the connections, inverter and batt backup

Image

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Dec 24th, '13, 00:44 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
It didn't work out the way I planned :banghead: But still looks good. Still need to do the other side and the water works.

Image

Image

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Dec 25th, '13, 08:52 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Dec 12th, '13, 18:34
Posts: 3846
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes
Location: Adelaide
Looking good. Any certain types of tomatoes you plan on planting?

_________________
My System

My Aquaponic Youtube Channel

The Black-Byron Ice Creamery Youtube Channel


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Dec 25th, '13, 14:10 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
Hi Columnmn in the IBC tops(got another one from a friend) I am planting Little Wonder cherry tomato's and in the basins a long life tomato don't have the name yet got the seeds from a friend that uses to do
commercial hydroponics.

Oh !!! I got him into aquaponics as well :D

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Dec 27th, '13, 07:41 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
Some more done just the rain had me taking my tools in and out the whole day.

Image

Image

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Dec 29th, '13, 04:34 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
Got the one side going and took some gravel from the established grow bed and put a hand full in each one to help establish bacteria faster.

Image

Image

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jan 2nd, '14, 02:51 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
Tested the supply and drain last night.

Image


And finished the system today. Still need to get the sheeting for the roof and front and back.

Image

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jan 3rd, '14, 00:15 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
Here's a better pic of the system had a braai/bbq so the other one is a bit smokey.

Image

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jan 3rd, '14, 07:50 
Offline
In need of a life
In need of a life

Joined: Apr 7th, '13, 20:30
Posts: 1560
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yup
Location: Perth hills.
Looks neat n tidy Willem, what are you using as media guards?

_________________
Skeg In The Hills.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jan 4th, '14, 04:26 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
Thanks skeggley on the left is 50mm pvc pipe accept for the one closest I used pool cleaner pipe and on the right 35 mm pvc water pipe and the whole system is constant flood

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 03:05 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Aug 26th, '12, 04:51
Posts: 93
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Dono
Location: Montana Pretoria South Africa
Had some growth.

Normal tomato's

Image

Little Wonder cherry tomato's.

Image

_________________
Jaquzzi/Bathtubhttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15426

92L showerbasehttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15121

Tomatohttp://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19999
[/size]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 53 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.284s | 16 Queries | GZIP : Off ]