All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 64 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 18:49 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 2nd, '14, 22:03
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Gender: Female
Are you human?: after 10pm...
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Hi all :wave1: I couldn't wait until I was up and running to start a system thread :D

Thought I would add some shots of the dirt garden pre-AP..........

Currently cleaning out IBCs, collecting media, babysitting yabbies, waiting for pumps to arrive, playing with plumbing.....oh, and entertaining 4 children on school holidays so the AP system might be an extra week away from being photo ready :thumbleft:

So here it is...my current garden (yep we are mid-landscaping as well as mid-AP building, so excuse the concrete mixer, piles of dirt etc)

Once I can figure out how to add a SketchUp file, I will post a pic of my system plan :? but it might take me longer to do that than actually finish the build!

Oh, and this is a test of how well I can resize my images :think: I think I did it right.... :lol:


Attachments:
File comment: The view from under my plum tree
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 112 (360x640) (338x600).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 112 (360x640) (338x600).jpg [ 249.26 KiB | Viewed 4606 times ]
File comment: One of many tomato teepees. We have about 20 different varieties in this year
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 121 (360x640) (338x600).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 121 (360x640) (338x600).jpg [ 269.3 KiB | Viewed 4606 times ]
File comment: The view from my front verandah to the temporary pallet bed
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 123 (360x640) (338x600).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 123 (360x640) (338x600).jpg [ 212.68 KiB | Viewed 4606 times ]

_________________
Small spaces can do big things :)
Life, Grow, Eat.

My system
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20217
Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 18:55 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Feb 7th, '11, 18:32
Posts: 3178
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Most of me
Location: Thailand, Chaing Rai
Welcome TSalt and so the addiction begins... :thumbright:

_________________
dasboot's system
Andreas Garden.
https://www.facebook.com/Andreas-Garden ... 681644511/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 19:01 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 2nd, '14, 22:03
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Gender: Female
Are you human?: after 10pm...
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Thanks dasboot :) Yep, a little bit unable to talk to other human beings at the moment....every thing I see is 'oooh, could I use that in the AP sytem'.


These crazy dudes are spending time in a 100L aquarium until I am ready. We have three, and will grab more once the system is finished. The kids love them already. They are extremely awesome to watch :)

The plan is to have about a dozen of them in the sump tank, with plenty of hides and 'burrow' pipes.


Attachments:
File comment: I love this guys colouring!
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 093 (640x360) (600x338).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 093 (640x360) (600x338).jpg [ 217.17 KiB | Viewed 4603 times ]
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 089 (360x640) (338x600).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 089 (360x640) (338x600).jpg [ 194.17 KiB | Viewed 4603 times ]
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 088 (640x360) (600x338).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 088 (640x360) (600x338).jpg [ 205.8 KiB | Viewed 4603 times ]

_________________
Small spaces can do big things :)
Life, Grow, Eat.

My system
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20217
Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 19:09 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 2nd, '14, 22:03
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Gender: Female
Are you human?: after 10pm...
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Bit more dirt garden..... :flower: and you can just make out the IBC in the carport :headbang:

And you thought this was a boring, non AP post :D


Attachments:
File comment: Another shot of the temporary pallet bed- making a pile of soil useful until it fills some stone raised beds.
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 097 (640x360) (600x338).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 097 (640x360) (600x338).jpg [ 241.65 KiB | Viewed 4603 times ]
File comment: Mint....soooooo not going in the AP GB's. Crazy enough as it is in this tub!
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 096 (360x640) (338x600).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 096 (360x640) (338x600).jpg [ 210.83 KiB | Viewed 4603 times ]
File comment: Wicking beds, in need of a tidy up, and re-shuffle.
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 095 (360x640) (338x600).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 095 (360x640) (338x600).jpg [ 250.96 KiB | Viewed 4603 times ]

_________________
Small spaces can do big things :)
Life, Grow, Eat.

My system
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20217
Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 19:17 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 2nd, '14, 22:03
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Gender: Female
Are you human?: after 10pm...
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Even my driveway can't escape my green thumb (oh, and the Husbands rockin' espalier skills)

I have three varieties of apple espaliered along the driveway, and a 2m wide vertical pallet bed of strawberries, with tomatoes, lettuce and parsley planted underneath :) I have a total of 9 apple varieties (including two crabapples).


Attachments:
File comment: My strawberry vertical garden (currently under attack from some very triffid-like tomatoes)
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 109 (360x640) (338x600).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 109 (360x640) (338x600).jpg [ 221.61 KiB | Viewed 4601 times ]
File comment: Apples
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 106 (360x640) (338x600).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 106 (360x640) (338x600).jpg [ 186.05 KiB | Viewed 4601 times ]
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 105 (640x360) (600x338).jpg
Dec 2013 Jan 2014 105 (640x360) (600x338).jpg [ 217.04 KiB | Viewed 4601 times ]

_________________
Small spaces can do big things :)
Life, Grow, Eat.

My system
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20217
Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 19:19 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 2nd, '14, 22:03
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Gender: Female
Are you human?: after 10pm...
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Ok, this three-photos-at-a-time thing is making me look overzealous :oops:

_________________
Small spaces can do big things :)
Life, Grow, Eat.

My system
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20217


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 19:22 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Feb 7th, '11, 18:32
Posts: 3178
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Most of me
Location: Thailand, Chaing Rai
Not at all,it just the addiction begining to really take hold.. :thumbright:
I can see you have green fingers,do you have experience with fish keeping?

_________________
dasboot's system
Andreas Garden.
https://www.facebook.com/Andreas-Garden ... 681644511/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 19:25 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Feb 7th, '11, 18:32
Posts: 3178
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Most of me
Location: Thailand, Chaing Rai
I wish i could grow apples here,oh the joy a pint of chilled traditional scrumpy.. :D

_________________
dasboot's system
Andreas Garden.
https://www.facebook.com/Andreas-Garden ... 681644511/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 19:52 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 2nd, '14, 22:03
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Gender: Female
Are you human?: after 10pm...
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
dasboot....I have limited fish keeping skills so far, but I have no problems learning new skills. :thumbright: I am starting small, stocking low, and easing into my system- I would rather that, than bite of more than I can chew. I have kept happy healthy fish in ponds, have dam experience from my family farm, and a willingness to learn from those who know more :notworthy:

_________________
Small spaces can do big things :)
Life, Grow, Eat.

My system
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20217


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 10th, '14, 20:03 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Feb 7th, '11, 18:32
Posts: 3178
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Most of me
Location: Thailand, Chaing Rai
I reckon a star in the making,such a good attitude towards towards your forth coming project,looking forward to watching your progress... :thumbright:

_________________
dasboot's system
Andreas Garden.
https://www.facebook.com/Andreas-Garden ... 681644511/


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 13th, '14, 17:31 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend
User avatar

Joined: Jan 27th, '07, 13:21
Posts: 369
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
looking good so far TSalt, and yes just as basboot implies it is extremely addictive.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 13th, '14, 19:09 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 6th, '11, 12:06
Posts: 12195
Gender: Male
Location: Northern NSW
Looks like a great yard and def needs an AP system to contribute to its awesomeness.

If you cant screen dump your sketch up image and attach the other option is to zip it (if it is a file) and attach the same way as you do images.

_________________
~2010/2011~
~2012/2013~
~2014~
~Backyard farming~


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 14th, '14, 11:55 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 2nd, '14, 22:03
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Gender: Female
Are you human?: after 10pm...
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
TH, I had a look at your system thread, it is great! (Hopefully) :) my system will look just as neat when i am finished.

And thank you dasboot, :setup: is so exciting......


Thanks Charlie, I'll play with the Sketch Up plans and get them on here :) Good luck with the move!

_________________
Small spaces can do big things :)
Life, Grow, Eat.

My system
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20217


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 14th, '14, 20:38 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 27th, '06, 04:57
Posts: 6480
Images: 0
Gender: Male
Are you human?: I'm a pleasure droid
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Very promising start TSalt, I like the pallet bed and the apple tree!

_________________
DD's Landing Page

Plant and fish pictures are money


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: TSalt's System
PostPosted: Jan 15th, '14, 12:30 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jan 2nd, '14, 22:03
Posts: 62
Images: 0
Gender: Female
Are you human?: after 10pm...
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Ok, here is a copy of my Sketch Up plan (Thanks Charlie!)........really basic, a base of 4 full 1000L IBCs, 2 are fish tanks, two are sump tanks, the grow beds use the ibc frames as a stand. Water is pumped from the sump tank to the growbeds, then bell syphoned back to the fish tank. Pumps run continuously, and turn over the fish tank volume once per hour. There is a SLO in the centre of each fish tank, that drains to the sump tank, to keep the fish tanks a constant 900L volume. Each tank/sump pair has it's own 2000lph 50w pump.

The pdf has no plumbing....a little too complicated in Sketch Up for me! :oops: I kinda just used already uploaded components to give a general idea of my plan.....the bell syphons in the pic are at one end of the GB, mine will be in the middle of the bed. The plan is to use 50mm pressure pipe.

The whole thing will be insulated around the perimeter to help with water temps. Probably vertically installed decking....an access window will be installed in each sump tank, and the fish tank cover will blend into the cladding material.

Benches run around the outside of the unit, to facilitate easy harvest of growbeds and by default create heaps of outdoor seating.

The plan is to double this unit once I am happy and confident. So in the expanded unit will involve 8 IBCs (4 FTs, 4 STs) covered with 4 large growbeds.

Let me know if I forgot anything, or if you see a massive hole in the logic... :D Happy to take advice


Attachments:
basic plans for 2 tank unit (600x424).jpg
basic plans for 2 tank unit (600x424).jpg [ 134.93 KiB | Viewed 4484 times ]

_________________
Small spaces can do big things :)
Life, Grow, Eat.

My system
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20217
Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 64 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 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 : 0.093s | 20 Queries | GZIP : Off ]