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PostPosted: Mar 1st, '19, 06:56 
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Hi All,

First post. Have been thinking of setting up a system for over a decade but now ready to act! This would be a 3 IBC system, with 1 FT, 1 Sump, 3 GBs and some constant flow pots.

I've looked on Gumtree, however are there some recommendations (on this site or elsewhere?) where the following are usually sourced in my parts:

- IBC
- expanded clay
- fish (trout?/Silver Perch)
- pump

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PostPosted: Mar 1st, '19, 14:06 
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Dunno about the rest of your items, but expanded clay the hydro shops are usually the best place to start


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If funds allow get a round fish tank , fish do a lot better and use your IBCs for growbeds

Get a quality pump , look for 3 to 5 yr warranty

My 3500 Laguna has been running for 5 and a bit yrs now

I had 3 cheap pumps let me down

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Terra wrote:
If funds allow get a round fish tank , fish do a lot better and use your IBCs for growbeds

Get a quality pump , look for 3 to 5 yr warranty

My 3500 Laguna has been running for 5 and a bit yrs now

I had 3 cheap pumps let me down



Thanks for the tips. There is a 2,000L round fibreglass fish tank on gumtree. Any ideas on where to start on plumbing through fibreglass, I was going to use uniseals on the IBC?

Just finished reading through your thread - impressive system you have there.


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Brian wrote:
Dunno about the rest of your items, but expanded clay the hydro shops are usually the best place to start


Thanks, found a local place that sells them for $35/50L


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Thanks for the tips. There is a 2,000L round fibreglass fish tank on gumtree. Any ideas on where to start on plumbing through fibreglass, I was going to use uniseals on the IBC?

Just finished reading through your thread - impressive system you have there.


On my fibreglass tank I just used a male and female PVC threaded fitting with sealant. Has held up fine.


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I use poly tank flanges from irrigation shops or Bunnings to go through round tank walls and filter drum walls (and flat GB bases). No need to use sealant, as the soft rubber washer seals perfectly well, my oldest AP tank flanges are still sealed after 6 years.

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Hi,

You're close to my neck of the woods. I live at Brighton.

If you want to take a look at my setup and want some tips and my personal pro's and con's PM me.


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