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My System Build

Discussion in 'TotePonics - IBC - CHOP Systems' started by Tracy Holz, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Tracy Holz

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    This will be a multiple post thread form me as I make more videos of my build. I am also making a detailed PDF with pictures of my build that I will share when I am complete. Life is keeping me busy so I do not know how long it will take so.....

    First Video:

    [video=youtube_share;U9r6rrs_i_4]http://youtu.be/U9r6rrs_i_4[/video]
     
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    Second Video:

    [video=youtube_share;28f5kN1Z-WM]http://youtu.be/28f5kN1Z-WM[/video]
     
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    Video 3:

    [video=youtube_share;hUs1T1g93bM]http://youtu.be/hUs1T1g93bM[/video]
     
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    Good on you mate
    Your getting through the hard thing, the setup.
    Once your growing all your veggies, you forget about the setup hard work.

    go go gonegone
     
  5. Tracy Holz

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    To me I think building is the fun part - food will be a bonus :)

    I am already thinking about Phase 2 & 3.....

    Big reason it is taking me so much time is my Computer shop takes that up. Plus I am making small changes as I go sinceit is taking me so long. :)
     
  6. nalu86

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    Make sure you can access your sump. I have a Sump full of fry. Luckily its accessible.
    Looking good for the rest.
     
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    Nalu86 - They come from the tank back to the sump? If yes what do you have covering your water inlet at the tank?
     
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    YEA!!! Bell siphon worked first time - testing it with no media in the bed.
    Pics here - Video to come soon...

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    Video 4:
    [video=youtube_share;zw6kL4_H5yc]http://youtu.be/zw6kL4_H5yc[/video]
     
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    Seems like they swim trought the hydroton pebbels into the bell syphon into the sump tank.
     
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    Aquaponics Build Video 5 Bell Siphon Build

    - Detailed

    <span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 11.199999809265137px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: normal;">[video=youtube_share;3GCrjtXERaA]http://youtu.be/3GCrjtXERaA[/video]
     
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    Fish Tank Cover complete - Got some hardie Board planks free from my nighbor - will last forever, not leach anything, & it was free!!

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    Testing the Bell Siphon - worked first time!!

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    Hi Tracy,
    They are devices of great beauty. I just love em!
     
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    My screen shroud...

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    Pictures of my Solids removal barrel & mineralization tank (will be a bio filter later).

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    Next Video of my build

    [video=youtube_share;0WVMddokg-w]http://youtu.be/0WVMddokg-w[/video]
     
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    Sorry for double post - picture here

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    I got lazy in a way to clean the clay beads - I filled the beds with the bags put a hose with water streaming in the sump, turned the water off to the fish tanks & started to cycle the beds. But I put another hose in the sump to siphon the water out to my plants outside. let that go for about 3 hours while I watered the plants so no real waist of water.


    Helped some what - not is is dirty but not as bad as it would have been
     

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