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Author:  earthbound [ Dec 18th, '11, 15:26 ]
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Seedlings are just starting to take off in the barrel system.. They may not look like much yet but they are heading in the right direction. Parsley got scorched off but I'm hoping they might come back as they often do.

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Author:  Charlie [ Dec 18th, '11, 20:17 ]
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I love this little set up.

Does the pipework from the pump go through the GB joel?

Author:  nat [ Dec 19th, '11, 06:51 ]
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yep

Author:  faye [ Dec 31st, '11, 13:06 ]
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Here is an update of the system powered by the five happy goldfish, 1 month after start up!

Author:  troy77 [ Dec 31st, '11, 13:25 ]
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looks good!

i must have something wrong with my system because there is no way my seedlings have taken off like that..my system almost 7-8 months wouldnt have that much growth!!!!!!!

Author:  julia_bites [ Jan 1st, '12, 13:48 ]
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Nice little system, is it CF? F+D?

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Author:  nat [ Jan 2nd, '12, 06:49 ]
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cf

Author:  earthbound [ Jan 2nd, '12, 12:16 ]
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Yes, CF... Not doing as well as it might though because of the hot days we had since building it.. Fried off the parsley plants and the tomato plant, but the rest isn;t doing to badly..

Author:  faye [ Jan 2nd, '12, 14:52 ]
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It isn't doing too bad, considering the goldfish might not have been fed for a few days,
:oops: forgot about those ones when I did the feeding earlier.

Author:  julia_bites [ Jan 2nd, '12, 20:35 ]
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How long till they are big enough to eat? :dontknow:



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Author:  faye [ Jan 3rd, '12, 18:29 ]
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I don't feel the need to eat goldfish yet Julia-bites, it is on the list with stinging nettle and purslane- edible but not very appetising :dontknow:

Author:  swimfann21 [ Mar 4th, '12, 10:43 ]
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could you please list the pvc pipe working for me i think i might try this it looks like a small enough system for me right now just learning... also can i use other fish like tilapia or trout in the system and if so how many do you think could go in there?

Author:  nat [ Sep 27th, '12, 18:24 ]
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you can see almost all of it in this photo posted earlier

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inside the media guard is a drain fitting and stand pipe they look like this

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Author:  DavidGibb [ Nov 11th, '12, 03:07 ]
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Awesme thanks for posting this, I have a couple of blue barrells sitting around I'm going to make one today... I was going to try it with some yabbies, what do you think? And what about solar pumps? can you use one or are they not powerful enough?

Author:  nat [ Nov 11th, '12, 06:15 ]
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nice I love playing with barrels

try it with fish and a normal pump first, solar pumps cost heaps and yabbies can't provide the nutrients needed

Don't forget photos :mrgreen:

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