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 Post subject: Single barrel system
PostPosted: Feb 10th, '12, 12:17 
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We put together a single barrel system yesterday, filming and documenting so that we can release it for people at a later date.


Here's the condensed version for now..

Take one barrel and cut the top off.
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Measure 4 equally spaced sections around the top when you can cut out V shapes 2cm wide by 15 cm deep.
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Drill some holes and use cable ties to draw the gaps in together.
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Cut whatever shaped access hole you want in the lower fish tank section.
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Cut hole in back for pump power cord.
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Cut holes in top bed section for irrigation and drain (depends on what you are using).
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Put on temporary drain pipe, fill with clay and wash.
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Stand back and admire handy work...
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And of course fill with water, add fish and plants.... :thumbright:

Took us about 2 hours to make this yesterday including all the filming and photographing, a great project for people to do on a weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Single barrel system
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nice work , looks great , how many fish do you think could be housed in a system this size ?


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just stock with small ornamental fish pygmy perch, minnows, goldfish or whatever you like i have one with 40 zebra danios and another with 20 pygmy perch this one has 5 goldfish

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Cool :thumbleft:

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the plants are doing well
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That is awesome :)

What type of fish are in there ?


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just some goldfish

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Perfect! This I can fit in the yard easily! It also looks much more birdproof than many of the other designs, and easy enough to fit a mesh door over to be sure :-) Thank you!

This is also perfect for a growout for tropical fish in summer! I've seen a bunch of kiddypool & potplant systems but this would be much simpler and space-efficient. Understock and overplant and you have a really good way to raise ornamentals outdoors :-) Very tempted to see if I can breed something just to try it ;-)


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what size pump do you use for a small systems like this?


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I've used a few different sizes ranging from 500lh to 1500lh the ones over 1000 don't seem to get blocked

this one has a 1350lh pump

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Constant flood or flood and drain on a timer?

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this one is constant flood nice and simple you


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These are some photos of the fittings

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so so good.


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That is frickin sweet! I may end up using that for a year round inside system to do lettuce and other low maintenance greens. Well done build, thanks for the post!

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