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PostPosted: Aug 18th, '08, 10:04 
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I have just started a Aquaponics system in Higgins ACT and have used a “ICB” (cut in half ) as the fish tank and at the moment I am using three half barrels as the grow beds with a view to add the three other grow beds at a later stage. I am also going to set up two half barrels under the three grow beds for worms and black soldier fly larvae. I an in the process of cycling the water at the moment and will be using Yabbies


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Hello. Sound like an interesting system. Pictures help. :D

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Welcome.
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welcome, and it's 'IBC' :P

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Now you've wrecked it for me Rupert ,, I was imagining a nice ex Russian ICBM cut in half length-ways ,, make a nice grow bed:)

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PostPosted: Aug 20th, '08, 00:21 
:?: :?: :?: What you on about Chappo.... :lol:

Welcome Troy... look forwarded to seeing pics of your system as it developes...

Few Canberrans jumping onboard lately... have to do a road trip one day... my boy's down at ADFA...


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ICBM ,, Inter Continental Ballistic Missile ,, i was playing with Troy's use of ICB ( M ) ..... instead of IBC,,, ahhh , obviously it's my bed time ,, night all:)

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Got that Chappo.... but you got the wrong guy... :headbang: :lol:

Time for your bedtime.... :lol:


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hehe , I thought ICBM aswell Chappo

I wonder how much one of those would hold . cut in half ...

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Yay, another canberra system. Good time of year to get it going too - my water temps are up around the 10s.


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Mine are 23 degrees .... :mrgreen: :wink:


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This week the temperature was -4 two days in a row and the yabbie tanks had ice on the surface. I have to insulate the tanks and add a heater or two to the system. (when I am allowed to spend some more money). I should be adding some pics of the system tonight.


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Here are a couple of pictures. The area is still a bit messy as I am still playing with the system. The lattice is to stop the birds getting at the yabbies. The inlet to the grow beds has to be attached and I have placed mesh filters under the taps to catch any large particles that make it through the pump. :cheers:


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Looks good. How many yabbies have you got.

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At the moment I have about 80 seperated into a male and female tank (exact numbers unsure). They are about 5cm long. I have about 10 yabbies that I caught from my dam that are about 15cm long. I am trying to design a method to house the yabbies in seperate compartments but still have the ability to be feed them easily. I will be trying different things over the next few months.


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