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PostPosted: Nov 4th, '17, 05:56 
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Sooooooo, it looks like I'll be putting the IBC tank into another FT and building approximately a 1870 gallon tank for all of my wife's koi fishes. So, I'll be using 4x6 posts with a pressure treated timber frame and then lined with a HPDE food grade liner.

Thought we were on the move, but turns out, staying here b/c there is nothing worth moving to at the momment....no longer going to put off doing what I should of done 3 months ago but never sure if we were staying.

If successful, should be able to implement whatever design is needed for the school project? I'll finally be able to also implement my idea for the SWC beds (going to have 10" with 2" freeboard , or is that DWC?? I just know that it is Not NFT ;)

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It's not NOT-NFT either. ;)

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So, wife wanted a tank for her koi, she left me to my devices, and a tank she shall have. Pondering the idea if I can make this be driven entirely by gravity if power outage, but still have a pump to move things along.

I am approximately 3'2" into the ground and I'll be coming above ground 2'6 with my water level @ 5'. Gives me about 8" to play with. Was originally going to be 5(w)x 10 (l) x 5 (d) but going to make it 6(w) instead b/c I was able to source 20'(w) liner versus the original 17'.

I am planning to build my walls with 2x6 boards and 4x6 posts. Dirt bottom, wood walls, and then I'll trim the above ground part with some cedar that I milled from our property last year and build some sort of tertiarty enclosure to protect them since inside the green house and not in a separate structure.

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So, wife wanted a tank for her koi, she left me to my devices, and a tank she shall have. Pondering the idea if I can make this be driven entirely by gravity if power outage, but still have a pump to move things along.

I am approximately 3'2" into the ground and I'll be coming above ground 2'6 with my water level @ 5'. Gives me about 8" to play with. Was originally going to be 5(w)x 10 (l) x 5 (d) but going to make it 6(w) instead b/c I was able to source 20'(w) liner versus the original 17'.

I am planning to build my walls with 2x6 boards and 4x6 posts. Dirt bottom, wood walls, and then I'll trim the above ground part with some cedar that I milled from our property last year and build some sort of tertiarty enclosure to protect them since inside the green house and not in a separate structure.

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Adam, I may have missed that, but do you own the backho? If not, how much does one of those things cost to rent?


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Yes, have a tractor for our ranch and it has a backhoe attachment.

Similar size (Kubota L35) typically in rental yards or mini-excavator goes for 180-250 for four hour rental or by the day. Weekly goes upward of 700.00.

Over the years, if I could have all the money spent on rentals, I would have even more toys.

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In Cortez, 15 miles from the farm, a 110 JD backho costs 285 a day


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I should say, that is in Albuquerque a day your market may be different.

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Look at all the topsoil you have in your greenhouse! Wow. All you work as always looks fantastic.
Maybe this'll give Michelle some ideas, and more work for you so show her if you want to, smiles

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She heard me exclaiming, then came to see about what and already said BIGGER! (not gonna happen.......)

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Hahaha! Yep it is up to our partners to keep us in line, that way when the tables are turned the other can speak up and say what is practical.
We couldn't believe the beautiful fish and huge fish coming out of that pond, it seemed every one was a winner.
Imagine what those fish keeper's food bill is like?
That's a lotta fish.
Did this little snow hit you guys up there?
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50lb bag each......

Maybe b/c of size, mimics nature with natural food source grown?

Color was very vivid.

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She heard me exclaiming, then came to see about what and already said BIGGER! (not gonna happen.......)

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isn't that what they always say :D


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Those are gorgeous fish, and now I have a new channel to subscribe to :P

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Those are gorgeous fish, and now I have a new channel to subscribe to :P
I went back to finish watching and then saw I was only 1/2 way through.

Sacramento Koi documents a buying trip going to the different breeders throughout a region in Japan. :jawdrop:

https://youtu.be/dyyU3g8t76A


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Sacramento Koi people also have a fine channel indeed. I've gone along vicariously on a few of their trips. What a fun life.

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