All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 19th, '13, 07:01 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '12, 07:28
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Mississippi USA
Started moving water 3/14/13 so I tought I'd start a system thread. Listing specs first in case I have questions along the way.

CHIST PIGB DWC
2 IBC FTs (2500 liters)
Swirl Filter Barrel (200 liter)
Biofilter Barrel (200 liter)
700 GPH Water pump @ 4' head
40 LPM Air pump with 2 large air stones
3" plumbing between tanks and filters
2" to growbeds
1" Pump to FT
Total 90 degree elbows: 2

Completed 3/14/2013 and pumping water to a pretend GB. Not cycling until temps go up a bit. Adjusting kh and ph only.

Grow bed 9' x 18' @ 14" water level
8 4x4x2 rafts @ 288 2" holes
1575 Liters
Greenhouse grow area foot print 20'x26'
FTs are off to the side of this area.

The dimenions of the GB are basd on some 3D steel panels I have. They are 9' x 20" and 2" thick and come pre-insulated. I will back fill 4" under my tarp leaving 2" gap at the top leaving a 14" water level. The rafts will leave a 2 foot area on the return end for the pump compartment. I should have room for some smaller rafts to fill in the gaps.

The greenhouse panels should be finished in the next day or 2 and I can then put the GB together.

:drunken:

Image

Image

_________________
Indoor Ops Thread
Indoor Ops Photos Only


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 19th, '13, 11:42 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 6th, '11, 12:06
Posts: 12195
Gender: Male
Location: Northern NSW
Looking forward to your build Tim

_________________
~2010/2011~
~2012/2013~
~2014~
~Backyard farming~


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '13, 05:49 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '12, 07:28
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Mississippi USA
Thanks Charlie 8) Me too!!

Got a bit done on the greenhouse today. Should be done with the roof tomorrow. Pic shows half way'ish (10' of 20') ...

Image

And just for fun... pollen showing the swirl filter working ...

Image

And not so fun... I'm going to have to drop my water level another 2". I was hoping to avoid it but it will help in several ways.

Oh well ...

_________________
Indoor Ops Thread
Indoor Ops Photos Only


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '13, 06:24 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '12, 07:28
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Mississippi USA
I guess this is a tip or lesson learned.

My mistake with the water level (though planned, modeled, and measured) was that I planned on the final output from my biofilter to the growbed being level at the bottom of the 2" output pipe. :think:

If I had planned it at the top of the pipe it would have been perfect.

I'm going to cut a new hole in the biofliter below the existing hole. :oops:

_________________
Indoor Ops Thread
Indoor Ops Photos Only


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '13, 07:27 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Mar 15th, '13, 07:31
Posts: 33
Images: 0
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: USA Maryland
Looks good so far can't wait to see the rest


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '13, 10:03 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mar 12th, '06, 07:56
Posts: 17789
Images: 4
Location: Perth
Gender: Male
Blog: View Blog (1)
Trying to work out your flow there Tim, hard to figure out from the image. Is it fairly standard Chipt pist? Fish tank to filters, to growbed, to sump?

Ahhh no, I see your pump is in the DWC perhaps? I'm confused... :dontknow:

_________________
www.havehomewilltravel.com
Life on the road


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '13, 14:07 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God

Joined: Sep 15th, '07, 09:09
Posts: 3712
Location: WA
Gender: Male
I think its CHIFT PIGB ;or more accurately CHIFTSFBF PIGB. :)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '13, 14:12 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God

Joined: Nov 10th, '12, 09:27
Posts: 2667
Gender: Male
Are you human?: maybe
Location: Vic
yeah thats simple, water pumped from end of dwc, to FT, through filters, then to DWC end that has no pump, water fllows towards pump.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Mar 20th, '13, 19:04 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '12, 07:28
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Mississippi USA
Thanks Yavimaya... nailed it.

Thanks Sleepe... yes, should have read CHIFT PIGB DWC. The pump will sit in a compartment so I can strain any loose roots and what nots prior to pumping.

Why? The DWC sits flat down on the concrete floor. It's the lowest point in the system.

I will have a lot of height that I can use later. Another rasied DWC getting the water first and outputting into the one I have. Assuming I can feed it of course. I'm already at a 2:1

_________________
Indoor Ops Thread
Indoor Ops Photos Only


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: Apr 20th, '13, 12:32 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 19th, '12, 18:36
Posts: 770
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: AUSTRALIA, QLD, BRISBANE
Hi Tim,

Looks like it will be a cool system! :headbang: , looking forward to the pics. Getting the flow right is kind of where I went a little wrong too... I wish I had raised my FT that feeds the grow beds through an SLO a little higher as its only about a 300mm drop from top of FT to GB and my 40mm piping can't handle the flow from my pumps if I don't throttle it a bit or redirect...hence why I ended up adding overflow as a precaution afterwards...oh well...good to have one anyway :)

Your DWC makes me want to add some myself to my system but I have no more space left! :dontknow:

_________________
IBC Greenhouse System http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14429
Wicking Bed http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17747


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: May 24th, '13, 18:21 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '12, 07:28
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Mississippi USA
Update

Nitrites showed up on May 12th and nitrates on the 21st. The water in the growbeds was not plumbed in while I waited. I did add a bit of ammonia to it a couple weeks ago and it tested for nitrites on the 21st as well so I plumbed it in on the 22nd. As of yesterday: temp is 80, ph is 7, ammonia is 0, nitrites is 5, nitrates is 20.

Image


Image


Image


Image

_________________
Indoor Ops Thread
Indoor Ops Photos Only


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: May 24th, '13, 18:49 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 24th, '12, 18:22
Posts: 585
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes, arent we all ?
Location: Beerwah, Queensland
Very nice Tim, looks like a great spot to hang out and enjoy the suroundings, better get some opperator comforts installed. Maybe a beer fridge and a pool table would be a good place to start.

_________________
IBC AP
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14891

fish pond
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=16559

disasters
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14491&start=30


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: May 24th, '13, 19:30 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: May 6th, '11, 12:06
Posts: 12195
Gender: Male
Location: Northern NSW
Wow thats a big raft. Its actually quite a nice simple build, what filtration methods have you used in the barrels?

My only concern is being able to reach across the raft to harvest. I suppose if you manage it correctly you could harvest sections of raft by removing them?

_________________
~2010/2011~
~2012/2013~
~2014~
~Backyard farming~


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: May 25th, '13, 01:13 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '12, 07:28
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Mississippi USA
Thanks Freddie. Beer fridge, music, and comfy chairs installed 8)

Charlie, the plan is 8 4x4 sheets (288 holes) growing smaller greens. If that gets wierd, I'll cut them in half. I do plan to feed one behind another in rotation.

_________________
Indoor Ops Thread
Indoor Ops Photos Only


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tim's Indoor Ops
PostPosted: May 25th, '13, 01:25 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie
User avatar

Joined: Nov 16th, '12, 07:28
Posts: 19
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Mississippi USA
Charlie, I have a swirl filter with bottom drain and a mechanical/bio-filter with netting and screen. Most likey I'll need to ramp this up a bit with a seperate mechanical filter. I'm considering a filter box enclosing the pump.

Image

Image

Image

I did lower the water level. You can see the re-cut on the bio-filter.

_________________
Indoor Ops Thread
Indoor Ops Photos Only


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.178s | 18 Queries | GZIP : Off ]