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PostPosted: Mar 30th, '07, 04:42 
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Here is the layout plan for my 9x12 greenhouse,

I am going to place it perpendicular to my garage so I have easy access to 110/220 elec, a roof to mount solar panels to(in the furure), and additional roof area to collect rainwater. This placement will also give approx 8 hours of direct sunlight a day spring and fall (more in the summer)

I plan to use 3-10 ft. bunk feeders with slight structural/size modifications. resulting in about 58sf of planting area.

The 300g stock tank will be foam insulated and mostly buried except for 3-6 inches. Because it is shielded by the grow bed drain lines will be directly into the tank.

The layout should keep the tank mostly in the shade as a 2ftx4ft area will only be left exposed along with a 4ftx7ft area to move around/work in.


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you're crazy! :occasion5:

seriously looks good. Remember before you fill those troughs with gravel to run two (2) pressure treated planks between the frame crossmembers and the bed liner for support.


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do you have small people to worry about S2? The tank may need a cover for safety reasons.
Looks very nice :)

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Mike,
Yeah, I was thinking about using some 2x's to stiffen up the bottom, or I may just weld some additional tubing underneath.

Jaymie,
I don't have kids, but I intend on using some type of movable grate or planking that would slide out of the way, so I myself don't go swimming. :wink:


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Nice design, I second the saftey issue - a simple wire mesh will do the trick ;)
What software did you use to draw tha pic artistic_mill?

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It's called Cabinet Vision, Its software specifically for the cabinet industry that I use for design and fabrication, it does all of my estimating,costing,material lists, cutlists and it also links directly to my CNC milling center. all with the click of a mouse.



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My only concern would be making sure you can get easy enough access to the tank for maintenance and netting. Otherwise, it looks fantastic.

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Maintenance? you mean I have to clean this thing! I don't clean, that's why I got married. I figure I'll give the wife a snorkel and scrub brush then push her in the tank, after she's done she can get in the kitchen and bake me a pie.:wink: (emphasize wink)

Seriously, that's a good point, I will have to play around with exact placement and bed heights to see how accessable the ends can be.

My greenhouse came and the digging starts today! I will take pics of progress :D



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Looking forward to those pics Steve#2

you could simply bring the tank out more into the space between the tanks and make a ramp/bridge ovr it so as to access the grow beds...

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Clean? Heavens, no! Well, sorta. I periodically have to reach in, pull the pump, and pick the leaf-shreds out of it. Of course if I had a really big pump, I guess that wouldn't be an issue.

I'm gonna hafta have a talk wid yur missus. ;)

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Perhaps we should start an "Instructions for Wives Cleaning Fish Tanks" thread :evil4:


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Perhaps we should start an "Instructions for Wives Cleaning Fish Tanks" thread :evil4:

Also known as "yet another way to hasten divorce" :mrgreen: ;)

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I didn't get started till around 2:30 but got a bunch accomplished, The ground was just right for digging and I was able to dig the 24"deep hole in about an hour using the tractors bucket then cleaned up by hand shovel. The base is squared/leveled up and ready to back fill tomorrow, with any luck the greenhouse will be assembled and finished by late afternoon.

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