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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '09, 08:32 
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Firstly, compliments to RupertofOz for the delivery and install, very professional Mate, thank you!

System is the 1000L courtyard system that most of you are familiar with, i've had it a week, and am enjoying the experience greatly.

Here's the Man himself, obviously loving his work ;)

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System fully installed, see how well it fits between the door and the tiled area, like it was built to fit!

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Here's a cucumber sprouting from seed in only 4 days

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Bean planted at same time

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No fish at the moment, but I was lucky enough to find 5 freshwater mussels in the tank after the install (thanks Mate!)

Will update the thread as things develop, current readings (not cycled yet)

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Things to do : get battery backup/trickle charge/automatic switchover organized, will search the forums, but can anyone recommend something i can just

buy, plug in, attach battery and not worry about wiring anything up myself?

Get waterproof box, cut hole to match outside powerpoint, fit and silicone (PP is waterproof, but timer not as much ;))

Head to bunnings for salt/chelated iron/urea etc, as i'm starting from scratch, all I had around was some seasol.

Wait for cycle, add fish, I can't wait :)

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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '09, 08:39 
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Welcome and congrats :cheers:
Patients now will the the real challenge! :compress:

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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '09, 08:40 
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Ahhhh.... OK... two can play that game...

Here's Neil... doing the "hard" work.... told him work wouldn't proceed further until he'd undergone a formal initiation... :wink:
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Just realised Neil.... I didn't actually get a shot of the completed system... :oops:

Will organise some fish for you when I'm next up that way...

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Hehehe, i knew you'd post those soon enough, and I'd thought unloading all that hydroton was my initiation? ;)

I'll get a better picture of the system as it is now when the sun comes out (doesn't look like that'll be today however).

Oh, and by the way, i'd done one of those ties up too tight on the pump tubing, it split, you were so right about having the tube at the opposite end to the power, had to shorten it a bit, and in doing so, the other end came off the pump (this was on the monday after sat install, my first HSM came early lol), only mentioning it as i discovered the trick of getting the pipe back on that pump-barb, boiling water or a lighter applied to the tube will expand it enough to get in on properly, hope that might save some stress if you run into one of those pumps again Mate :)

Good news on the fish too, cheers!, can't wait to get cycled and start growing some fish!

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Hiya Steely, the system looks great, cant wait to see it develop.

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Here's Neil... doing the "hard" work.... told him work wouldn't proceed further until he'd undergone a formal initiation...


Common Rupert, whats the go with the sandshoes? :shock: Cant see toes there :lol: :lol:

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Nice setup Steely, welcome to the fun.

Good to see Rupe combed his hair for the photo.

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I see he is out of uniform :lol: NO hat.

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I see he is out of uniform :lol: NO hat.


no bikini shot modelling the system either?

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Welcome, looks good. You'll be able to run some shadecloth from the wall when you get some sun. 8)

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Vegiman wrote:
Common Rupert, whats the go with the sandshoes? Cant see toes there

Not my shoes... not me... I had my Japanese safety shoes on ... out of picture... :tongue2:


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Good to see Rupe combed his hair for the photo.

It was raining all day... and my hat got wet... took it off.... :tongue2: :tongue2:


creative1 wrote:
I see he is out of uniform :lol: NO hat.

Can't you bloody read Iv... :tongue2: :tongue2: :tongue2:


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no bikini shot modelling the system either?


Temperamental model refused to pose in the rain after the soluble bikini washed off... sorry... :dontknow:

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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '09, 21:48 
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In fact.. she was so miffed about it.. I had to dry her off and paint a bikini on her before she'd let me take any shots....

Took me hours... :roll:

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:lol: no :roll: need to go back to school for that... don't have time this decade :flower:

Did you used a con tagious 1mm brush 8)

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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '09, 21:53 
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I can assure you the job was done slowly and meticulously... and she was completely satisfied as a result... :lol:

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PostPosted: Feb 21st, '09, 22:27 
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Welcome to the forum Neil... you've definitely been inducted...

First page of your system thread... and totally hijacked... :lol:

PM the mods if you want it cleaned up ... :wink:

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