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PostPosted: Jun 19th, '12, 10:01 
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What do you paint them with F&F?

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PostPosted: Jun 19th, '12, 10:16 
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The first one was solarguard
these realy do not need painting unlike ibc/s these are uv stabilized
but after i finished i will paint them
Any outside water mixed paint

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so how does a wickin bed work? Do you have it hooked in with your AP system? If so, does it not hurt water quality?

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PostPosted: Jun 20th, '12, 04:55 
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jayawarrior wrote:
so how does a wickin bed work? Do you have it hooked in with your AP system? If so, does it not hurt water quality?

Some hook it in mine isent [no aqua system in this house ]
A wicking bed is just a super water efficient dirt garden where you rotate the beds lime them compost them all the things you do for a dirt garden
Best is you can spray the bugs without harming the fish
google wicking bed ,earth box , theres heaps on there to read

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Simply put, Wicking beds are large scale self watering pots. The way the water is stored is just slightly different, and at much larger volumes.

You also have the added advantage over self watering pots of being able to fill your reservoir with organic mater in stead of just sand, this decomposes over time providing additional nutrients to your plants.

However, many people skip this last part for various reasons.


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cool, thanks guys

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PostPosted: Nov 13th, '12, 17:20 
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I am back after the forum hickup i havent been able to log in [username not found ][tried to re register user name in use wtf ] tried dozens of times so finally got it we will see if alls ok tomorrow
Ok heres up date wicking beds part planted


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Glad you are back Food&Fish.

Love your work.

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:cheers:

What layers have you got in there F&F?

Gravel base or sand? Then topped off with mushroom/soil mix?

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Layers are milk crates ,shade cloth ,coco coi,soil 4 way [sandy loam mushy compost and clay soil for body]


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Hi j long time no see hows things

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Cool, thanks. Loam is a new word for me so I googled it. Seems like the perfect stuff to use in a wicking bed. Can you source this from a soil place? I need to do some looking around but I doubt I can find it in Kalgoorlie.

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Love your work F&F. Good deep beds

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