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Author:  Ark [ Dec 10th, '13, 04:46 ]
Post subject:  Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

So i cut a piece out of the base to let my larger gb fit. DIdnt think this would happen. Tonight I will be putting some rail up along with a ratchet strap to fix it up.

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Author:  tojo [ Dec 10th, '13, 05:36 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

Do you have the cut off from the cage? Usually we use that for the growbed

Author:  Snags [ Dec 10th, '13, 05:42 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

Thats a mighty big sag
The whole photo sagged off my screen :mrgreen:

Author:  Ark [ Dec 10th, '13, 05:43 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

Yeah, im using the cutoff from the first IBC, then i got a second IBC to cut a larger growbed from. Had to trim off a bit to make it fit. Will use the offcut as part of the fix. Had to buy a ratchet tiedown today, will apply tonight and put up pix.

Author:  Gunagulla [ Dec 10th, '13, 05:47 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

You need to attach a steel frame around it- 25mm RHS around the top plus a few verticals in corners and middle of the sides should hold it properly.

What's with the absolutely ginormous photo? I cant post any more than 800X600 pixels.
Cropping all the neighbours houses out would be good ;)

Author:  Ark [ Dec 10th, '13, 05:49 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

I just used the img tag. should do a scaled one next time - i guess i will have to use html

Author:  ccBear [ Dec 10th, '13, 05:52 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

Smaller photo would be good then we can ubderstand the thread, but what did you expect with what appears to be NO support for the bed.

Author:  Ark [ Dec 10th, '13, 05:54 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

Cant seem to edit the original post now.

Didnt expect much. Im a total newbie, both to aquaponics and using tools. About the least handy person you could ever meet.

Author:  ccBear [ Dec 10th, '13, 06:42 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

Photos to a max 800 x 600 start thinking, every litre of gravel is going to be around 1 kilo and the same for water. Every system you would have looked at shows support around FT GB Sumps.

If you have not done so down load the Free IBC of Aquaponics and study it. If you have it re read. There is a link to it at the top of the page. Try another photo at a smaller size and see what happens. Cheers

Author:  Ark [ Dec 11th, '13, 08:19 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

http://i.imgur.com/aBgPlXQ.jpg

sort of fixed for the moment. Will get a second strap which should permanently fix it.
Now to redo the plumbing pipes correctly, and its done.

Did a test run last night, all flowing nicely.

For some reason the img bbcode wont let me resize images. I tend to just dump directly from phone to imgur, so actually editing the image size is a bit of a pain. Hence just posting a link.

Author:  mantis [ Dec 11th, '13, 10:39 ]
Post subject:  Re: Dangers of a bigger GB (oh no - look at the sag)

You should leave the cage around the bed.

Author:  dr bee [ Dec 11th, '13, 13:52 ]
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I think we all had doh moments.

If you haven't disposed of that bit of cage, maybe you could slip it back over?

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