All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 116 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 10:13 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
Hey guys, this is the start of My third system. Initially it is going to be very different, you could say "wrong" compared to all the other systems out there, but if it doesn't work well setup how i am planning, its going to be pretty flexible, and easily changed.

The first MAJOR difference is that my growbed to tank volume ratio is going to be extremely low compared to most systems. It will initially prob be something like 0.2 to 1. My biological filtration will be a fluidbed sand filter, and i will mechanically filter out the solids. System water and the waste solids will be used to water 3 fruit trees (going where my current ap system is). I am not having the fruit trees grown aquaponically as i believe i will loose ALOT more water through transpiration than if do weekly water changes to the trees (with expected simmilar growth, etc)


Quotes From http://www.ucar.edu/learn/1_4_2_18t.htm
"As with human respiration, trees tend to transpire more with increased temperatures, sunlight intensity, water supply, and size. "

"Plants transpire vast quantities of water - only one percent of all water a plant absorbs is used in photosynthesis; the rest is lost through transpiration. In one growing season, one corn plant transpires over 200 liters"


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 10:23 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
The system will consist of 2 tanks approx 2000l each (1.5m by 3m by .5m) And are ex abalone tanks. The Tanks had a 100 mm hole, which i used a 80mm flange and a threepack of funnels ($1) to convert into a drain

The growbeds, will be whatever i can find cheap


Attachments:
File comment: My cheap funnel drain
Drain.jpg
Drain.jpg [ 156.55 KiB | Viewed 8954 times ]
File comment: The site after abit of work (had a before pic but someone deleted it...)
Ap site.jpg
Ap site.jpg [ 253.67 KiB | Viewed 8960 times ]
File comment: 1L bottle of metho and dustpan and broom for size comparison
Tank.jpg
Tank.jpg [ 189.23 KiB | Viewed 8954 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 10:24 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
the pics are abit blurry but you get the idea


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 10:25 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 25th, '06, 07:52
Posts: 6857
Location: adelaide hills
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Adelaide Hills
dan the tanks have straightened out nicely, any clues on how you managed that?

_________________
www.thefishfarm.com.au


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 10:30 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
They were sitting in the rain/weather, and as they filled up abit, and maybe the sun heating them up abit...they straightened out....

in other words i did nothing it just sorta happened......will definately need to reinforce them if i dont want them to bow out though


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 10:39 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
Oh, forgot to mention will have some aquatic plants (substrate free...eg floating plants) for the fish to hide in/play so that will use up some nutes too


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 11:03 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jul 20th, '06, 19:43
Posts: 214
Location: Narangba SE QLD / Roma - SW QLD
Gender: Male
I have Kang Kong and Water Chestnut in pots filled with gravel in my large system. Haven't tasted the KK yet but the chestnuts tasted ok.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 11:33 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mar 22nd, '06, 00:28
Posts: 12757
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES- kinda
Location: Melb Vic OZ
will post something witty and helpful when i get back, but for the mean time can you light that metho up and make an old man happy? ;)

_________________
The only tool you need is a paperclip


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 11:35 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
Why do you think the bottle is already half empty?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 5th, '07, 17:36 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mar 22nd, '06, 00:28
Posts: 12757
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES- kinda
Location: Melb Vic OZ
nice work ;)

_________________
The only tool you need is a paperclip


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 10th, '07, 15:06 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
Moved one of the tanks into position yesterday......It was fun making sure the drain didn't hit anything and break it, while dragging it up a hill, and pushing it up a cliff face.

Then today i discovered my pump didn't have nearly enough power to pump water up from the other tank (and rainwater tank), so in my eagerness to test my drains integrity, i carried some water up in buckets.... Tank has 5cm of water, and the drains working good.....

Really want rain so it can fill it up some more


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 10th, '07, 15:51 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
chucked in a handfull of duckweed, wont multiply much with the cold weather, but hopefully a bit by the time i add fish (dumping in water change water from indoor tanks to give the duckweed some food)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 13th, '07, 09:01 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
Added fish today......


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 13th, '07, 09:06 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mar 18th, '06, 09:41
Posts: 9072
Location: Brisbane
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: Brisbane
What sort Dan?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Jun 13th, '07, 09:42 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Aug 7th, '06, 20:23
Posts: 936
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
Location: South Australia
Just two lil fantail goldies (one albino, one norm), had a few mosquito larvae in there, so they serve two purposes eat the wrigglers and test the water.....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 116 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 8  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.268s | 20 Queries | GZIP : Off ]