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PostPosted: Dec 22nd, '13, 05:42 
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Pleased to see that you are alive and kicking and in good spirits as we would expect. Thanks for popping in to say hi :) Good work Charlie and Dave.

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Wow Dave, that actually worked hahaha.

Good to hear from you Abdul. ;)

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It's a Christmas Miracle hahaha, nice to hear from you Abdul, Happy New Year to you!

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All the best Abdul.... :thumbright: Now we know that it works I expect to see this thread popping up to the top of the list of recent posts every now and then... :)

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Hehe will do guys :]
Working on the major update compilation, might get it done before next weekend Inshallah.

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Damn I'm sorry Freo, slipped my mind, here it is :D

Soup/Pesticide Recipe:

1 Gal Water
2 Onions
1 full bulb of Garlic
1 tbs cheyenne pepper
1 tbs chili powder
1 tbs black pepper

Mash everything together (I used a blender), boil for about 20 minutes, strain, cool, and spray on leaves. I have only tried this once but after the second application, it looks like the Aphids are gone. So far a do not see any ill affects to the plants.


This is the original recipe I got from the internet and started with, now I play around with it a touch, add some neem leafs, some ginger and a touch of soap for the dirt plants.

The flaw is somewhere in the system I describe for my buddy, perhaps there isn't one, who knows, but perhaps there is and if someone points it out I'd really appreciate it.


Thank you for this info. Got some of those bugs killing my basil.

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You will need to type Abdul 3 times for him to comment ;)

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Peekaboo!

Mum has been using that recipe extensively, with the neem leaves and all, with great success.

This is what I'm working on now, sadly no youtuibe in Pakistan so cant upload last years update as promised as yet :[

Its going to be built with blcoks and cement, all tiled white on the insides and mum wants blue patterned tiles ont he outside, fixed pvc drains in all the sections running on Murray Hallams CHOP Mark 2 design. Also going to put in a "tray" type thing under the SLO from the FT to the ST where a fixed gravity baffle filter will sit along with a drain for mum to get the rich fertilizer from there. Maybe a few towers fixed into the wall above the FT as well.

Meeting contractors over the weekend and starting the build Monday Inshallah! Got only up til 17th Feb to get it up and running.

Lastly, I haven;t seen it growing myself as yet, but my buddy who i built the Pakiponics barrel system for also went and had a cemented AP system built in his baclony about 8-9 months ago. I.m told its growing well and currently has a papaya tree happily growing in it. Will get eyes on the fishies and report back :]


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Hi Abdul :wave:


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Hi Scotty :wave1:

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Looks Great Abdul.
Can not wait to see the finished product.
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Hey guys,

I hope I find you both in good health and spirits.

Just wanted to pick your brains a little, I need to place an order for fiberglass tanks tomorrow morning so they get done in time for.me to set them up before leaving.

My grow bed is planned to be a tub .3 m deep, .8 m wide and 2.8 m long. I'm going to use a bell si phone with a 2 in pipe but I'm concerned the bed may be too big for the sip hon and it will take excessively long to drain. Will be a chop 2 type system like the picture I put up in my system thread.

Am on a bit of a clock, so would love to hear your thoughts on the grow bed size soon :) thinking will probably have them put in a partition though and make it into two beds.

Anyhow, my best wishes and prayers are ever with you,
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Hi Abdul,
My GB is 2m x 1m x .3m so in volume size only slightly smaller than the tanks you are making.

Mine don't take that long to drain. I think you will be fine.

From memory I think they take less than 5 minutes to drain.

If you are going for a siphon check out my thread below on Affnan siphons, much more reliable and can be made from 2 plastic bottles. Very cheap to make!

If you need help or another video on how to make them just let me know.

Looking forward to the finished product.

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Ladies and gentlemen,

I have placed the order. An advance payment has been made. A 2.8m by 0.8m by 0.3 m GB, a sump of the same size, a 0.7m high table made with 1.5" 14 gauge pipe and I channels with a marine ply top, a 0.45m by 0.62m by 0.92 m small tub with a partition in the middle to serve as a settling/filter tank and a 1m by 1m by 1m tank to serve as a FT will be delivered to my house on the 12th of February Inshallah.

This will give me till 9 pm on the 17th of February to complete the system startup/transfer from the bathtub system.

Will have overflows and all the piping put in at the fabrication yard so will just need to connect the pipes, which i plan to pre-fabricate before the tubs arrive, run two pumps as I think the one i have won't be able to handle the CHOP 2 config flow rate, run an air pump all over the place and fill it with the river rock. Not planning on washing it, will let the GB do that for me.

Hopefully by the sun sets on the 13th of February I should have everything set up and flowing. The five gold fish, one sucker and six tilapia, three males and three females, should be very happy in their 1000 litres or so and will breed a few more tilapia. I'm planning a dwarf papaya tree, water melon vines, oregano, tomatoes (Got a tomato plant in the GB right now that grew from a seed mom tossed in and it's EXPLODING not growing), sweet corn in the summer, red chilli, cabbage and maybe some thai basil. Going to set up a DWC bed in the ST too so should get some lettuce, mint and oregano in there too along with some hanging arrangement under the GB for orchids.

Think it will cost me about 1000 US dollars in total, damn river rocks are horribly pricey. Nice thing to build for me moms though, as long as i put it together properly all she should need to do is feed the fish, should say though she has become quite the aquaponicer in her own right over the past two years caring for the bathtub system, considering she got a two kilo melon out of it I'd say quite an aquaponicer indeed! Not having any luck with her cabbage though, it won't form the ball in the middle, it keeps opening, huge plants and leaves though. Best i could figure was the nitrates being too high. The bigger GB should fix that problem for here though >:D

I will document the whole process but don't know when I'll be able to actually upload it all. I still haven't sat down and put together all of the videos/pictures from the last two years, which included the harvest, slaughter and baking of the two tilapia last year. It will happen however, sooner or later, so watch this space for upcoming AP madness!

God bless, and drive safe!

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That's great news Abdul :cheers:

That's one productive bath system.

I have almost given up on cabbages, have the same problem in both the AP system and dirt garden. Just can not get then to heart up.
They look nice but when I cut them open there is bugger all in there.

Look forward to seeing the finished product.

Go Mum :headbang:

Sounds like she needs to start her own thread on here :thumbright: :wave:

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