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PostPosted: May 16th, '09, 19:00 
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I managed to find the time to swing the crow bar long enough to dig my new tank into the ground about 300mm today (hard dry hills clay :( ), level the base with sand and put it in place. It is filling at the moment :cheers: .

I will be filling the tank with Koi to start with and would ultimately like to be able to breed them and run my AP off them alone. Longer term it will get a skillion roof over it and I would like to run decking right up to it from the decking at the front of the house so it doubles as an ornamental pond.

Grow bed wise I am not sure what I am doing yet, at the moment I have four half blue drums (cut lengthwise) and six laundry sinks - would really like a few BYAP ones as well but will have to wait and see. They will be sited along the boundary fence running down from the washing line to the septic system - just awaiting the neighbour to get his %$^& together and retain so the fence can be finished - only been waiting 18 months :roll:

The box on top of the ATU system has a big air pump in it that feeds into the aerobic chamber of the system 24/7. If I stock to a level that I find I need air I can tap into this without any trouble.
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Your gonna need a lot more growbeds than that :P

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Your gonna need a lot more growbeds than that :P


That is the hope - BYAP growbeds here I come :D

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A clever cookie like you should be able to incorporate your grow beds into the retaining wall. Form it up and get your neighbour to pour it!!

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A clever cookie like you should be able to incorporate your grow beds into the retaining wall. Form it up and get your neighbour to pour it!!


I am over the bloody neigbours retaining wall - only been waiting 18 months, "will be done this week" am sick of hearing it. He got conned by a fraudulent builder. I just want it done, level and correct so I can put the fence up, finish my paving and build my growbeds. I was going to offer to help out but LOML says no, I have enough to do and I don't want the liability as the fraudulent builder did the footing and I saw what it looked like :shock: .

I am contemplating making some hardwood GB's and lining them, would like to cooper them, not sure if I am that clever - I might have a shot seeing I have all the gear, it would be cool 8) . At the end of the day if they leak they can always be lined. In Tassie where I lived for a few years (Queenstown) there is some very cool timber sluice drains and timber pipes that would measure nearly 6 foot across. Made from King Billy pine I think, beautiful pieces of history, pipes were still in use when I was there in 2000.

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Burnsy wrote:
I am contemplating making some hardwood GB's and lining them, would like to cooper them,

Oh to be young and enthusiastic again. :(

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System has come to a standstill awaiting the fence and subsequent completion of the paving that the GB's will sit on. At the moment filtration for the koi is via a pond filter I had lying around from a past project and I am running the outflow from it through some NFT channel just to see how it goes.
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Really nice tank, good start for a really nice system! :wink:

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Burnsy wrote:
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A clever cookie like you should be able to incorporate your grow beds into the retaining wall. Form it up and get your neighbour to pour it!!


I am over the bloody neigbours retaining wall - only been waiting 18 months, "will be done this week" am sick of hearing it. He got conned by a fraudulent builder. I just want it done, level and correct so I can put the fence up, finish my paving and build my growbeds. I was going to offer to help out but LOML says no, I have enough to do and I don't want the liability as the fraudulent builder did the footing and I saw what it looked like :shock: .

I am contemplating making some hardwood GB's and lining them, would like to cooper them, not sure if I am that clever - I might have a shot seeing I have all the gear, it would be cool 8) . At the end of the day if they leak they can always be lined. In Tassie where I lived for a few years (Queenstown) there is some very cool timber sluice drains and timber pipes that would measure nearly 6 foot across. Made from King Billy pine I think, beautiful pieces of history, pipes were still in use when I was there in 2000.


AHHH so angry about a retaining wall,,,,want to see a 180,000 dollar house extension ,, latest quote to repair same is 181,251 dollars ..... ROFLMAO. MAGIC builders managed to have the floor 10cm out of level ,, thenb bent everything else to TRY and fit,.....,,amusing ,,,sliding doors with 20mm gaps at the top:)

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How many fish have you got in the tank?


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How many fish have you got in the tank?


Only about 19 small Koi (growing very fast - nearly double the size I got them) and two small marron at the moment as I only have the small biofilter and minimal NFT channel. I have a few GB's awaiting installation, but I need to finish paving the area they are going on first. I intend to drain the GB's through NFT channel back to the tank. I really like the NFT channel for leaf vegetables and herbs. Easy to maintain and replant, expensive though - just need to find some more on roadside chuckout again :D . Grow beds will have the fruiting plants in them.

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:cheers: YAY for Mike whoohooo :D good for you Mike

(not to dimish from your acheivement of getting the tank in) but we started our second system - don't let Erin know :shock:


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Not sure if is that I got time or that I pulled my finger out but paving happened today - woohoo no more packs of pavers spread all down the back path. It is not finished and won't be cut in until the neighbouring property is retained but I have given up waiting. Paving gives you plenty of time to think and I really did not know what I was going to do with the levels around my ATU septic and I new I did not want to cut in the pavers as a circle :wink: so a plan unfolded. Using blocks I will retain around the high side with limestone grow bed foundations and timber tops the same as the ones I did for school. No money for Joel's beds at the moment but it will be built to size and the half drums and smaller tubs I have will be mounted on them ready for a quick swap when I can afford them.

I plan to install more NFT channel between the sump and the tank but haven't worked out the route for it yet, I was planning on mounting it along the fenceline for ease of access.

Koi are growing well - they take nice photos with the flash in the tea coloured water (from the tea tree overhead) and the NFT channel running off the small biofilter is going well. Will stock with more koi as soon as I get the new GBs online.
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Scored my sump today :cheers:
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or what I hope will make my sump, I know it is blue so is likely to have held some chemicals but the guy has had it for years as a water tanker for tree watering and did not know what it originally held so it should be pretty well rinsed. Will have to wait and see, if it smells then I guess i will use it for water collection for my trees. Top is faded but as it will be cut off it does not matter and for $20 it is worth the gamble.

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Yeah will do the job well.

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