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PostPosted: Jan 2nd, '21, 05:16 
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Looking good!.
Is that lettuce in bottom right corner (the big plant)?
Yep, sure is. It was quite a nice one so I'm letting it go to collect the seed.

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Super neat job on the cladding, its a good looking addition to any garden.
As for your SLO, as skeggly pointed out, its not full and won’t lift efficiently,the top surface of the outlet tube needs to be under the surface and your flow through the SLO needs to 2 Feet per Second.

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PostPosted: Jun 2nd, '21, 20:30 
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Winter here in Melbourne so things have slowed down a fair bit. Water temp had dropped to under 10 C, so fish (silver perch) have not been feeding much. I've started running an immersion heater (in the middle of the day when the solar is generating) to take the edge off the chill of the water.
On the up side, the leafy greens are going strong.
System is going fairly strong. I gave it a paint and I've got a cabinet ready for a backup air system (something I've been meaning to do for a while!)ImageImage

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Very tidy system, it looks great! You SLO is only picking up from one point at the bottom. If the holes clog you might start to have some issues as mentioned.

I suggest putting a 90 at the bottom and running a pipe along the bottom of the tank. Cut slits into the bottom 1/3 of the pipe with a circular saw or similar, about every inch. This will pickup along the entire pipe, help keep the bottom clean as the fish grow, and be less likely to clog.

Also, the narrow slits will keep smaller fish out, but give more opening than holes for the water to go through.

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PostPosted: Sep 12th, '21, 11:54 
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I'd always planned to add a strawberry tower to my system, but it took me a little while to get around to actually making it. It certainly is an efficient use of space.
Made out of PVC, I've got the water line coming up the inside and then spraying out over small net cups. PVC drainage line just goes straight back into the sump.
So far, the strawberry plants have responded very well. Looking forward to some delicious strawbs this summer!
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Very nice! Looks pro made.

How did you do it?.Heat gun?

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7341 wrote:
Very nice! Looks pro made.

How did you do it?.Heat gun?
Yeah. Cut the spigots on a 45 degree angle before using a heat gun to soften the plastic pipe and pressing them on. I also had a block of wood inside the pipe to keep it square and have something to clamp down against.

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PostPosted: Sep 20th, '21, 21:26 
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Excellent job.
It must be coming into spring down your end now too,it shouldn't be long until you get some flowers.Don't forget to post some pics of the fruit when they come!.

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