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 Post subject: Re: Gordon's Crater
PostPosted: Aug 30th, '17, 21:17 
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don't want to hijack Gordon's thread but since he mentioned the Jebao pumps... I am running a jebao dc9000 to power my AP in the greenhouse, and a jebao dct12000 on my big tank in the house (they should be swapped since I am running the 9000 on max setting in the greenhouse and 12000 on minimum setting in the house... just haven't shut the systems down long enough to do it, I was not running the tank in the house when I started the AP system so I stole the pump then I just put the new pump in the house when I bought it instead of shutting down the AP system again.

The DC9000 I have ran almost non-stop 24/7 since January 2015 with no problems (it did get shut down for a few months from 5/2016 until 8/2016, but then it has been back up and running non-stop since then (so really I've ran it a total of 29 months with a 3 month non-running period in between). The DCT12000 has ran non-stop for 5 months now with no problems.

I didn't think that was the kind of pump Boss was looking for though, although there is no reason you couldn't use it for circulation in the tank (think custom PVC manifold to be able to direct water flow in whatever direction you want it to go, and in multiple directions if you got elaborate enough). For circulation pumps I had bought this monster (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008EKKSPU/ref=sxr_rr_xsim_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3008523062&pd_rd_wg=373Ni&pf_rd_r=NWPJWZYG82HR92HTV580&pf_rd_s=desktop-rhs-carousels&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B008EKKSPU&pd_rd_w=IyFgK&pf_rd_i=sunsun+powerhead&pd_rd_r=G0CBJ6FR7188MATD9WB0&ie=UTF8&qid=1504098483&sr=2) for my big tank in the house before I shut down the salty tank, don't really have a use for it right now though, and only ran it for about 3 months before shutting the salty tank down so can't say how it holds up for longevity, but I have a bunch of other Sunsun powerheads that I have used for much longer and don't really have any complaints (other than perhaps that the suction cups suck - I prefer magnetic mount, but the suction cups on the 4 header seemed OK because there were I think 8 of them holding it on, and the ball mount on smaller SunSun powerheads are no good, but nothing a little superglue can't fix once you know what direction you want it to point). I also have a Jebao WP60 powerhead that I really like too that has held up well.

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 Post subject: Re: Gordon's Crater
PostPosted: Sep 10th, '17, 17:20 
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Stable late winter weather is keeping the water temps in a fairly narrow range with only an occasional warm day so far, but the next week will see a bit more variation.

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PostPosted: Oct 6th, '17, 18:09 
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Things are warming up

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Currently there is one MC and 5 RT in this sytem, but I plan to transfer a few more trout from the larger system soon.

The water is still quite brown, I suspect it's colour leaching out from pellets.

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This system is mostly running cooler than the large system now, due to the ground being quite warm, and the AP2 GBs being in ground.

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We've split the banana plant into 2, all of the old leaves have died off, but the single new unfurled leaf on each seems to be ok still, so they might survive the transplanting. Lots of asparagus spears to eat, and I've planted quite a lot of rainbow chard seedlings. Tomatoes and a few other seedlings will be going in soon.

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