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PostPosted: Jul 10th, '14, 01:27 
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This is going better.

RFF and fish tank are connected together. Even added the outlet from the RFF. Dumping into a spare 55 gallon barrel for now and pumping back to fish tank. Still the same questionable pump as in the previous post. Cord looks good and it is a oil sealed unit. Not sure what caused previous shock.

Trying to figure out exactly on what to do with the grow beds. Thinking about "T" off from the outlet so that I can dump the water in the sump if I need to work on the grow beds or just go to sump from outlet and do a CHOP 2 and feed the grow beds under pressure instead of gravity.

:?: Should I raise the pipe in the RFF it is only 2-3 cm up from the bottom of the white bucket diverter :?:


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PostPosted: Jul 10th, '14, 06:25 
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Ronmaggi wrote:
The mold lines he was referring to were the seams in the poly tank due to the molding process, not the bioslime on the foot of the SLO.


Ahh sorry I thought he meant that other picture of the SLO black lines growth

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:?: Should I raise the pipe in the RFF it is only 2-3 cm up from the bottom of the white bucket diverter :?:


If you have the water height in the fish tank to do this, I would. It should ensure that the solids are heading downward before they exit the bucket. It may be working well enough without any changes but I think it will be better with a higher release.


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I maybe able to raise it another 2 inches. just use a coupler? The out flow may need adjusting.

As for seeing if it works. It is still a bit too green to look through to see the bottom of the RFF. I'm about 75% done with this, just need the grow beds added in some how. Will do a video tonight and upload it if I can of what i have going on.

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I grabbed more pipe and moved that barrel out. Water now dumps into the actual sump. Besides going gravity fed or CHOP2 still thinking about going with the grow beds to the front like originally or to the side like they are now.

Added a coupler and a 3 inch extension now higher level than water level in the RFF.


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lower the bucket that surrounds your rff inlet

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lower the bucket that surrounds your rff inlet


Bucket is sitting on the top of the barrel. Did not want to cut the whole top out. I could raise the water level with a elbow in the intake for the outflow to sump. I can't fit a long turns in there but a regular one would work. Water level in fish tank is about 2 inches above the top of the inlet pipe.

May just get another 3gallon bucket and cut the top rib off and bottom out and see if it will slide inside the other bucket low enough to help.

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I just cut up another bucket to extend the other one. Lowered it another 7-8 inches below the water line. I don't have anything that poos to test the filter out. Most of it has been moved out or chopped up finer by the pump. Any bugs just tend to float on the top.


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ROB_K wrote:
I just cut up another bucket to extend the other one. Lowered it another 7-8 inches below the water line.


Something that I'm considering doing also Rob. I'm just letting my RAS system run for now because I have other related things to get done (getting a jet pump installed on the well for irrigation and running pipe around the yard).

Your setup looks great. I think you'll really enjoy it when you've got everything working and some fish in :headbang:


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I just need to remember that there are screws in the bucket holding them both together. I'm sure AP water might not be the best for a scrape.

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Here is that video.



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PostPosted: Jul 21st, '14, 10:32 
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OK time for a new pump.

This one crapped out on me after years of neglect and faithful service.
Thinking of a PondMaster pump from a local pond supplier. The store is offering a double warranty on the brand giving 10 years instead of 5 from the manufacture. Then again its a pump that I can find online for almost $30-$50 cheaper.

I will look around online and also search the forum for something in the near future.

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Gday rob keep the updates coming look forward to seeing the finished system


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I think a double warranty might be worth $30-$50. There is something to be said about having someone to go to locally.

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Ronmaggi wrote:
I think a double warranty might be worth $30-$50. There is something to be said about having someone to go to locally.
Also a place that I thought about getting my fish from. Fingerling 4-5" catfish is usually $4-5 each but I was asking for a bulk order at their cost with a bit of mark up.

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