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I built a "standard" IBC set up with 300L grow bed and 700L fish tank.


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File comment: Give the liner and cage a few coats of some outdoor pain i had laying arround.
Had to lightly sand the whole linner and apply plastic primer first.

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File comment: Ibc liner fitted just under the angle steel. Was a bit of a squeeze to get it in but looked neat once it was in position.
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File comment: Rivited steel angle to the top of the IBC cage and cold galv treated it all.
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Hmmm posted in wrong order but you get the picture.

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While i had this system running with trout over the winter i started on clearing the site for a multi ibc system.
Had to take down and old shed to get it in a good spot that should recieve enough light during the winter yet not be right in the middle of our lawn.
Had to bring the level down a bit to alow for future landscaped level of the block though


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File comment: Things growing nicely in what i come to call the garage system due to its location.
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File comment: This old shed just had to go for the AP upgrade.
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File comment: Shed out of the way and removing all the dirt plus redirect the retic piping.
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I wasnt very happy with the ease that paints scratches of the plastic of an IBC liner but still wanted to protect them from UV damage.
I decided to clad the IBCs in recycled colourbond salvaged from roadside pick up. Also took the opportunity to ad some insulation around the liners between the cage and cladding.


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File comment: Wraped the IBC cage and all in earth wool insulation then tied it all tight to cage with wire and then string.
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File comment: Cut the top of the IBC off but left a little bit of a ledge for the fish to shelter under. Also had to paint the top portion to help against UV damage.
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File comment: Whole IBC fish tank insulated and clad in colourbond steel. Just needs some flashing and a hole for the SLO.
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This is where things stalled for a long time and once i go going again i forgot to take any good pictures im afraid.
I have since built 2 "Standard" IBC growbed and fish tank set ups and have connected both FT/sumps with 50mm pvc pipe from there drains. The growbed portions on top are fed by a 90mm SLO from the fish tank and at the moment i have a 25mm ringmain on 1 of the grow beds to distribute the water. This has a ball valve on it to restrict the flow at the moment and the extra flow goes to the second grow bed.
Hopefully i will be able to take some good pictures of it tomorrow.
Eventually i plan to have 4 of these Growbed over sump sets ups all hooked up to the SLO and draining from their IBC drain valves into the the one sump with the pump in it.
This will let me be able to keep fingerlings of different sizes or species in different sumps or yabbies/marron.
A small gutter guard insert on the opening to the valvein each IBC stops the critters trying to swim into the pipework linking it all together.


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File comment: Another veiw of the first insulated and clad GB and Sump.
Running at the time on a sump pump
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File comment: At this stage i had a growbed half full of media over the fish tank just to provide some additional filtration while i finished cladding the next grow bed and sump
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PostPosted: Feb 2nd, '13, 10:14 
Nice and neat Karl...


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Yea, well done. Looks great.

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Looks wonderful Edgewster Aqua! Smartphones wre great, have you got Tapatalk? It is easy to upload photos once you know how :)

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Thanks for all the kind comments everyone.
I will have to give the system a bit of a tidy up today and take some better pictures.
I guess finally biting the bullet and buying the tapatalk app is on the cards too.

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