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PostPosted: Jul 10th, '09, 07:17 
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I'm afraid the mini fridge wont really do a lot, your best bet is to freeze plastic bottles full of water and put them in the tank when it gets a bit warm. When they defrost, refreeze them.

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Do you have a chest freezer Goola?
I recommend what OBO said about freezing water filled cordial(or other) plastic bottles.
With my first Trout pond I would use 1 x 2 ltr bottle every half hour :shock: for 4-6 hours.
...starting early before the temp gets up, as you will have a hard time trying to reverse the temp
once it is 22c~80f and for us this is where the temp starts to impact on the Trout.

Trout are good fun and good eating :flower:

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Outbackozzie wrote:
I'm afraid the mini fridge wont really do a lot, your best bet is to freeze plastic bottles full of water and put them in the tank when it gets a bit warm. When they defrost, refreeze them.


If only I had read this prior to construction... :oops:

Oh well... So here's the mini-fridge cooler. I left enough room for two plastic containers of ice. Will freeze some water bottles per OBO's recommendation just in case.

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Pre-Trout Growth (10 super fat goldfish):

Tomatos & Basil
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Beans
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Lettuce (The bugs favorite)
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Beans and Spinach
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Do you have a chest freezer Goola?
I recommend what OBO said about freezing water filled cordial(or other) plastic bottles.
With my first Trout pond I would use 1 x 2 ltr bottle every half hour :shock: for 4-6 hours.
...starting early before the temp gets up, as you will have a hard time trying to reverse the temp
once it is 22c~80f and for us this is where the temp starts to impact on the Trout.

Trout are good fun and good eating :flower:


I do and also plan to just run and grab some bags o' ice from the 7-11 if needed (we have good water here). It doesn't get very hot here most of the time but we're supposed to have 85 degree temps for the next few days. The hottest the tank has ever been is 76F with the goldies, so hopefully things will be keen.

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I'd love to see the water delivery despersed more...
Could you put a T at the end and with a few elbows and more pipe create a square,
and 1/4" holes to let the water out?

I see the brocoli(brasica) has bolted.

I was thinking you had trout in there :oops:

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I'd love to see the water delivery despersed more...
Could you put a T at the end and with a few elbows and more pipe create a square,
and 1/4" holes to let the water out?


What is the benefit? The water fills until about an inch below the surface.

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I see the brocoli(brasica) has bolted.


So that's broccoli? Crap... does that mean I should just scrap it all and plant something else? This is what I get for losing the darn name tags.

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I was thinking you had trout in there :oops:


I just brought home the trout today. Pics soon.

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We just had a full moon 8)
Yes I would suggest planting some new things...
But I am not sure what. As we are in winter and you in summer.
Have a look at TCL system thread.
I am sure she has a list of plantings.
If you crack open one of those pods you will find little green seeds.

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Ah ha! It must be the Pak Choi and it's been bolted for a while. Neither my wife or I could identify it because we've never seen a bolted one before. Glad I posted pictures. Thanks C1.

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Easy 8)
Well love pics :flower: now you know why :cheers:
Everyone learns :wink:

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I super appreciate the help. I'm a total veggie newbie.

Why do you want the fill water distributed versus one entry point?

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Water is lazy and will always take the easiest path or ' the path of least resistance',
sometimes we need to educate it to go where we want it to. 8)
Seems reasonable we could make that path close to where we want it :D
If dispersing it via a pipe that covers a lot of the surface area there is a better chance that particulates
will be better 'dispersed' then we should do that.
If you look at where the outlet is now you will notice some sediment buildup. Yes?

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...it is easy to 'thin' out seedlings before they are too big, discard the frail looking ones.

...and be ready with some trellising for beans, tommies, etc
Plants will not grow on if the stability of the trunk is not sufficent.

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creative1 wrote:
Water is lazy and will always take the easiest path or ' the path of least resistance',
sometimes we need to educate it to go where we want it to. 8)
Seems reasonable we could make that path close to where we want it :D
If dispersing it via a pipe that covers a lot of the surface area there is a better chance that particulates
will be better 'dispersed' then we should do that.
If you look at where the outlet is now you will notice some sediment buildup. Yes?


Ah, that's what I thought. I'm filtering the water and not just using the gb's as the primary filter so there's pretty much zero sediment in the beds. I wanted things maintenance free and I've read that the small holes clog up over time.

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...it is easy to 'thin' out seedlings before they are too big, discard the frail looking ones.

...and be ready with some trellising for beans, tommies, etc
Plants will not grow on if the stability of the trunk is not sufficent.


That was my plan, but I couldn't figure out what the pak choi was. I thought I had planted something else. The only thing I have really grown prior to AP was herbs so I've got a big ol' learning curve to figure out. I just pulled up the Oregon planting chart so I'll replace the bad veggies with something else when the moon is happy again.

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Moon is made of cheese ,, when do we plant our cheese plants???

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Damn methemoglobin!!! This is what I get for worrying about temperature and bypassing the box filter. Damn sensitive trout.

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