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will do mattry, it seems to be doing good at the moment, just wish I had a replica system next to it to see the difference in water temps. I am only pumping during daylight hours, and on a 1hr on 1hr off cycle with a longer on cycle during the hottest part of the day. I am tweeking the cycles at the moment to see what is the most effective, other problem is this mental "summer" weather. Would you believe we have lit the open fire 3 times this summer!
Cold nights and not enough hot days in a row to see any water temps above 22-24C.

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PostPosted: Jan 5th, '11, 19:53 
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yeah i know,
I though getting rid of the trout by December was a safe thing to do.
still haven't seen the ft temp above 24c
atm it around 17c
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well I'm doing it. Went down to the local bridge on Friday arvo with a few stubbies and my bookwork and caught 4 Redfin. first one had devoured the hook and went belly up in the bucket. The next one was a better size and managed to lip him and get him in the bucket with little stress. The the last two were tiny little critters probably around 100mm. These two are now in the outside system in the second sump. The big guy is in the shed aquarium so I can keep an eye on him and study his eating and growth easier. He seems happy enough. I have an aquarium pump running and pumping on to a large filter sponge which is wedged in the the tank to create a bit of a cover. I am hoping this will be sufficient filtration untill I can redesign this system to incorporate some wicking beds on the outside wall of the shed and some filter GB's

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What bridge are we talking tooroback road one or broadford road one

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Mustey's bridge on the way out of town on the Melbourne-Lancefield Rd. But don't go and steal em all on me!, I have found worms to be effective and also 3inch soft plastic minnows in chatruess. Right underneath the bridge, just watch for snakes. I'm thinking of taking the whippersnipper down with me next time and cut a bit of a path.

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Mustey's bridge on the way out of town on the Melbourne-Lancefield Rd. But don't go and steal em all on me!, I have found worms to be effective and also 3inch soft plastic minnows in chatruess. Right underneath the bridge, just watch for snakes. I'm thinking of taking the whippersnipper down with me next time and cut a bit of a path.

Yep thought it was musteys stealing wouldent be bothered there to hard to get on to feed for me ap is supposed to be easy

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yeah but also supposed to be fun and experimental and about learning so thats why I want to give it a go. But If you are interested in just getting a feed its not a bad spot. The creek is quite reedy at the moment and hard to cast lures, but under the bridge is nice and clear and enough room under it to stand and cast between the pylons.

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The weather has just been crazy over the last few months, really struggling with tomatoes both dirt and AP. Zuch's in the dirt are better than last year but useless in the AP again.

Reddie Report: Can only find one of the little ones in the sump tank, but he is no longer 100mm more like 150mm. My lone yabbie in the adjoining sump tank has been eaten and I'm guessing so have my 5 silvers in the same tank. Reckon at least one of the reddies got in there via the adjoining pipe and cleaned up. Its a mystery about the second reddy though. maybe met the same demise as the yabby.
The larger one in the shed seems to be fine but not very interesting. Just sits in the corner sometime hardly moving. Will not take pellets floating or sinking, will not take worms (visibly anyway) I think he may be eating them but sometimes they sit on the bottom of tank for a few days untill he feel like eating im guessing. Put a wood grub in and it sat there for 2-3 days before I noticed he had been sucked out the his skin discarded, (the same way the yabbie was eaten). Caught a dragon fly on my bullbar mesh and droped that in, dissappeared after 24 hours not sure weather he was eaten or escaped.
Will continue to feed with worms and grubs and see if there is any growth.
Had an algae outbreak in this tank so hard to monitor, covered now and algae is dying off.

Any way rain has finally stopped so more later.

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Nothing really changed since last report. Reddies seem to be taking worms in both systems, and with slight growth noticable. I have had pumpkin vines growing in the dirt around the AP that are doing really well. Is basically the same earth that I grew pumpkins in last year (with great success) only this year the AP tanks have taken over this area and I have just planted the pumpkins in the limited dirt around the tanks. Makes it difficult to fight your way through to the tanks but they are doing really well. Just noticed on of the vines has made its way into the water of FT2 (empty trout tank) it has struck roots that are just loving it!
Which brings me to the next subject, trout! Just checked my water temps and was shocked to find 11.6C, was cold last night and it seems that summer is over so thinking of getting some trout stock.

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Just sent my email request off. Are you intersted in a group purchase Milne?

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Just sent my email request off. Are you intersted in a group purchase Milne?

Thanks for the thought not quite ready yet :oops:

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Systems not quite ready or you think water temps could be questionable. I could manage a huge delivery if anyone is interested.

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Systems not quite ready or you think water temps could be questionable. I could manage a huge delivery if anyone is interested.

Got nothing to do with temps system expansion isent ready

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