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we're going to cut it off at about 1.35m from the ground, repair the bottom of the tank with some help from C1 and use the top as another grow bed.
The tank currently has ladders on the outside and inside (it used to be a council water tank) a float height/depth gauge and a really rusty floor.
The ladders and float will come off for safety reasons and the tank will end up being about 1.3m tall. Lots of water (about a weeks allocation).
Gravel cleaning will be by the ute and fire hose method. I think the shovelling afterward might be the hard part!

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Have C1 stick around for the shovelling Jaymie, (ducks).

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GF-lucky you ducked-I might do the obligatory first one but thats about it, I will be winging it back while the work goes on.
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lol, I'm sure there will be plenty of cold ones to replenish the water lost from the good hard work, eh Jamie?

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GF- I think that goes without saying((hoping)).
It will be nice to have warmer weather as well.

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Gotta get pics Jamie - put C1 to work!
so that is one pic of him at work and a second afterwards enjoying a cold one! ;)

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Good to go so to speak.
Wishing it takes that long.

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For anyone else who would like to come and help with the tanks, there is ALWAYS plenty of award-winning beer and cider available here, once the work is done!

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LOL, does the work ever really get all done?

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enough so that you can have a lovely cold cider at the appropriate moment!

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celebrate after the work is done otherwise construction viewing requires
angular orientation of field of view.

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I've been shopping today! I bought enough 150mm stormwater pipe to make 8 towers, and I remembered that my brother works for an engineering supply place (and has done for 10 years, doh) and I can get stuff really cheap. I got some sikaflex for half price and had a gooood look around the warehouse to see what else I can scrounge, oops, buy from them!
I also got the mesh for the tank repairs, and lined up the concrete for Saturday. Hurry up C1 or the work will be done! HAH!

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I will be leaving for Perth tomorrow-brisbane wednesday-t/ville friday to help the project along a bit during my time in sunny NQLD!
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My signature asks about feeding children... apparently, the children are feeding themselves.

After working hard the other afternoon, we came back to the house to start dinner, and discovered the block of cheese. It was very carefully re-wrapped and put back in the fridge where it lives. But, the rats had been!


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The monster tank is nearly cut in two.

C1 arrives on Friday to show us how to repair the rusted out bottom of the tank. Concrete truck on Saturday.

The top of the tank will be sealed and used as the main grow bed.

The greenhouse still needs a lot of work, but it's not stuff that I can do by myself. The steel posts are REALLY heavy and need two people to lift them (I can drag one a couple of metres, but there's no way of lifting it up high by myself).


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