Backyard Aquaponics

Fathers Day IBC
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Author:  Pete Wolfe [ Sep 3rd, '13, 19:29 ]
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My IBC came today. My fathers day gift from my family:) So the quest begins, Which way to go, Seeing as I have 3 concrete tubs and 3 baths full of plants, I guess it will grow like Topsy :)

I have never had a problem growing veggies, problem is getting older and less nimble becomes a problem. My Dads advice was, "If ya can't eat it, don't grow it" ha haa, never forgotten that line. :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:

I have a 1 barrel system I set up but that is still cycling. I suppose that will be handy when I set the IBC up for fish, I can use it to help the new system along.

Ok enough rambling for now I will have to do some very serious pondering about where everything will go. That could take a while :roll: Oh if anyone has some spare rain around we could do with some please :upset: Now I need to figure how to post a photo. :cheers:

Author:  Ronmaggi [ Sep 3rd, '13, 23:10 ]
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Your dad gave good advice!

Author:  Pete Wolfe [ Sep 4th, '13, 12:00 ]
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just trying to do some pics of my veggies:::: [img]C:\Users\Pete\Pictures\tubs1

Author:  ccBear [ Sep 4th, '13, 12:29 ]
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Ensure your image is resized to 800 x 600 max

Author:  arbe [ Sep 4th, '13, 12:56 ]
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You will need to upload your pics - the rest of the world cant see your local hard disk.

Follow this: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17470&p=403937&hilit=upload+pics#p403937

Author:  Pete Wolfe [ Sep 4th, '13, 18:27 ]
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Lets see if I have got it right, by george I think I have it. As you see I don't have a problem growing veggies.
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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Sep 4th, '13, 19:30 ]
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Jezz Pete.... with a problem like that... I don't know why you continue to bother... :wink:

Author:  Charlie [ Sep 4th, '13, 19:46 ]
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Is that you standing next to the grow beds, Pete? ..... your either a very small man or you are truly growing some massive plants. ;)

Author:  Ronmaggi [ Sep 4th, '13, 23:21 ]
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Nice beard though...

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Sep 4th, '13, 23:50 ]
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and looks like he probably drinks beer...

Author:  Pete Wolfe [ Sep 5th, '13, 18:10 ]
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This is my secret, yummy compost tea. That is me standing in front of the tubs my plants are HUGE :)
And no I don't drink beer. :roll: I used to but changed to red wine, only two glasses a night are permitted. But I happen to have some pretty big glasses :drunken:

compost tea= sheep manure, chook pellets, blood and boner, seasol, maxicrap, molasses and a an air stone. Bubble for 24 hours and I usually mix 2 litres to 8 litres water at room temperature. AND stand back before the plants get ya :evil:

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Author:  Pete Wolfe [ Oct 24th, '13, 18:57 ]
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Okay I finally am nearly set up. 2 baths and a 300m deep square shower bath 1 more bath for a sump and 1 ibc with a few guppies in it for now, pump working well syphons working. :laughing3:

Gravel comes tomorrow morning, anyone want to help :) Won't be too bad I have all day to move it. Next is making it look pretty (wifes words). :roll:

I seem to have learnt a little about water in the last few weeks lol. Will take some pics and post soon.
Fish will be silver perch, may have to wait a little while for the $$ to buy them. :think:

Has been an interesting exercise so far, learning along the way. The learning will go on for quite a while I suspect. My son's will be next, smart kid lets dad figure it out then asks me to help lol. :shifty:

And oh, the joys of wicking beds, what an amazing way of growing, got some bumper lettuce, tomatoes got beans, okra and a few others on the go. So it's all good here and thanks for some badly needed help along the way. :cheers: :flower:

Oh one question baths are approx 250 ltr so I imagine with gravel in them they will take about 50 ltr water? Am I close?

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