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Author:  scottt [ Oct 1st, '08, 17:06 ]
Post subject:  Re: Wheelie bin aquaponic system challenge.

Instead of rotating the standpipe guard, maybe you get peice of tube that sleaves down the inside and make a cutter.

However it works, it looks very cool 8)
Nothing beats freshly fabricates s/steel

Author:  Dicko [ Oct 1st, '08, 17:13 ]
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Holes are 6.5mm,

Cage is made from a bit of "telescoping" tube,
so I'll just grab a piece the next size up, slot it, slip it over the top of the cage and use that as a chopper.

Thanks for the tips :cheers:

Author:  Outbackozzie [ Oct 1st, '08, 17:14 ]
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Not bad for a victorian :P

Author:  Dicko [ Oct 1st, '08, 17:28 ]
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Hey, It's Stainless!

I can just poke the Oxy torch down there!! :twisted:

Author:  scottt [ Oct 1st, '08, 17:32 ]
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LOL :cheers:

Author:  fishlips [ Oct 1st, '08, 17:44 ]
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so are wheelie bins made from food grade plastics or not ?

Author:  Outbackozzie [ Oct 1st, '08, 17:55 ]
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heh, I was trying to skirt around that issue....

There is conjecture on both sides - the truth is none of us have really tested the plastic in a lab, so we dont know for sure.

personally I would use it - but I am not on the food safe bandwagon. I dont take huuge risks with the materials I use in my systems, but I dont use all virgin plastics either.

Author:  fishlips [ Oct 1st, '08, 18:00 ]
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hehehe ok , ill give it a go , i havent read any threads about people growing a third testy or deformed kids being born , so ill risk it and keep a close eye on you and yours :D

Author:  Outbackozzie [ Oct 1st, '08, 18:30 ]
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With the amount that we are eating from the AP system, we'll be the first to know. Fish are pretty sensitive to chemicals, and they seem to be fine with black poly, HDPE and IBC's :cheers:

I cant see any mercury or lead coming out of a wheely bin. Hopefully.

Author:  Dufflight [ Oct 1st, '08, 18:49 ]
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:cyclopsani: Couldn't find a smilie with a third eye.

Author:  Outbackozzie [ Oct 1st, '08, 18:55 ]
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That smiley looks like a one eyed bream.

Author:  Lucky [ Jan 26th, '11, 20:09 ]
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Just a bit late...... :D

Comp is well and truly over, but all I can find on Christmas Island that is suitable are wheelie bins - heaps of them. Lots of pvc pipe as well, you just have to know where to look - jungle grows fast here....

No hydroton, will have to use gravel, found a fish box that by chance happens to match the bin, so it is all looking very nice. :thumbleft:

Making some towers to go on either side.

Now just need some fish..... koi are popular here, just have to sweet talk someone to share.

Hopefully this is the start of the AP revolution on C.I.

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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jan 26th, '11, 20:28 ]
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Viva la revolution.... :cheers:

Author:  thorn [ Apr 12th, '11, 01:56 ]
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A suggestion for a future wheelie bin contest. Entire system must be movable using only wheelie bin wheels (and moving plugs of course).

Author:  Finaddict [ Jan 21st, '15, 14:24 ]
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Does this on count for the kids first time

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