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Ok - I decided to start a second thread for this trainer system as it will not be around long and I want to keep the greenhouse thread dedicated to the GH system.

Sminfiddle came by to help today. We got a fair amount done. Once I'm happy with the position and safty of having that much stuff up on blocks, I'll plumb it up. It was a good day!

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Got the system up on blocks! Those suckers are heavy!

Comments anyone. Is the FT high enough? Need more blocks for safty etc????

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Oh great...nice typo up there...ICB=IBC. Anyway to get that changed?

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Curious setup, why the growbeds different sizes?

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A mistake really. I was going for 1/3 when cutting off the tops, but when we cut the first GB I cut in the middle of two of the horizontal supports. It was pretty difficult to get the saw to ride straight through the plastic and we ended up with a pretty uneven top. The Second I decided to make the sump a little smaller and GB a little larger and just ran the blade along the horizontal support all the way around.

You live and you learn.

Anyone have any idea how stable 150+ gallons of FT water will be up on those blocks? Also I only have blocks on the corners - think it might need more support in the middle. The cages seem pretty solid.

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Anyone have any idea how stable 150+ gallons of FT water will be up on those blocks? Also I only have blocks on the corners - think it might need more support in the middle. The cages seem pretty solid.

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Run blocks longways on one end and opposite on the other end

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My wife took a short video of the first IBC cutting.

http://www.youtube.com/mkan38#p/u/0/TtQmu-udAgw

Short and not very exciting, but I thought I would post in anyway.

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Oh great...nice typo up there...ICB=IBC. Anyway to get that changed?

Go up to the first post - is the Edit button still there for you? In the old system, as the original poster you could always rename it.

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DéjàVoodoo wrote:
Oh great...nice typo up there...ICB=IBC. Anyway to get that changed?

Go up to the first post - is the Edit button still there for you? In the old system, as the original poster you could always rename it.


Nope - no edit button. Think you could change it earthbound? It would be nice to be able to go back and correct or even delete entire posts.

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Don't even mention deleting posts... that's the reason why there's only a 5 minute edit available...


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Don't even mention deleting posts... that's the reason why there's only a 5 minute edit available...


OK - how about moving them to the compost bin. :roll:

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This is one of the reasons why the edit was taken away:
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Along with a few other ways people found to misbehave. I agree corrections should be made sometimes, but a free hand at editing probably best only in the hands of a moderator.

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Got one of the fittings done for overflow from FT to GB. Clamped a board over a piece of gasket material to the inside of the FT and used hole saw to cut both at the same time.

Now I need to patch up the other hole that I made to big ( :shock: ) and make sure it is water tight.

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Played with some water today and got a trial syphon to flush a bed. I had one GB (IBC top) that the screw-on top leaks. I put that one off to side and played with the other one. The pump that I borrowed from sminfiddle is way over powered for this little system. Got some pics:


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