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but Les, reason always depends on the season. And now is the season for growing. So, all things must grow including AP systems! :cheers:

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Jaymie wrote:
but Les, reason always depends on the season. And now is the season for growing. So, all things must grow including AP systems! :cheers:


What - you are one of the main instigators, concrete fish tanks, custom interior decorations, staff(fish) only staircases - king neptune and his trident will be next to make the fish colony feel at home, "HOW", I say "HOW" are we mortal southerners supposed to match that

Keep it up Jaymie/Alex - love every pic of THE SYSTEM

sorry Janet, gone off topic again :oops:

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Nice and so simple, Janet!

You could easily add a Simmo-style auto-siphon to the outside of the black tub with a tube, to make it flood and drain. Check out Simmo's systems for pictures of this.


Yep, now wheres that post about patents again... ;) Nice work Janet.


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Its lookin good J, I like the idea of the idoor system.....something we need to look into here in Melbourne lol.

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Hi Janet,
I really like your system :) It looks like a perfect size for a newbie like me to start with :)
In fact you've inspired me to nick the pump out of my daughters smallish fish tank (and her fish too :twisted: ) and take over a corner of my hubby's shed - i can almost hear him starting to twitch ("not my shed!!")... today the shed, tomorrow... the bbq!! hehehe

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Hi Andi,
Nick her gravel and dirty filter muck, too. Tell her the fish are going on a vacation; they've gotten tired of their cramped apartment!

My lower tub (with fish) is about 60 liters, and the upper grow bed holds about 40 liters.

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Hi Janet:
If you try using a siphon on this, add an overflow hole at the top, just in case things get clogged so it won't overflow over the edge all over your house!

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evil mums, stealing daughters fishies. :)

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whats wrong you burn things!!!!

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not my non esistant daughters goldfish! ............unless they were already dead. :shock:

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but then you'd have "Smoked" fish! ehehhehe

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Gosh darn it. It's happened, and it's all you Aussies' fault. :shock: I got my husband to help me wrestle one of the old workbenches upstairs, and the system is expanding. :shock: :shock:

So I figured I'd make one of those neat pipe-in-a-pipe autosiphons. I bought pieces and started tinkering, only to discover that Rubbermaid stock tanks say that they have a 1.5 inch pre-drilled drain, but it is really 1.25. Back to the store. Get the right size adapter. But now I figure out that having the drain in the side wouldn't really allow complete drainage anyway.

Re-think. Re-think. Ok, go internal gooseneck with in-take just a bit off the bottom...wait, nothing will screw in to the inside of the pre-drilled drain. :cry:

Re-think. Re-think. Back to the store. More pieces. Let's go external gooseneck. I need help finding the pieces I want. I explain to the clerk that I'm working on an art project. (There is no easy explaination for what we do, is there?) He says, "Oh, I've worked on a lot of art projects in 1.5 inch PVC." His expression says I'm off my rocker.

Drive half way home. Light goes on, and I re-design the auto-siphon again as I drive. No wrecks. Get home, discover the latest design could be done with the pieces I already had. And....eureka!! I've built my first autosiphon!!! But will it work?? Don't know until the aquarium sealant dries and I get my large tub. It ended up that I used a threaded adapter-thing, a short length of PVC, an elbow, an end cap and some flexible tubing. I needed the PVC to be able to drill a hole and set the flexible tubing. It's half PVC gooseneck, half Simmo.

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well done, don't you hate having to wait for the glue to go off?

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I'm sure that both silver perch and PVC sales have gone up in the past 9 months..........some accountant somewhere is sitting at is desk trying to work out why! LOL :)

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Alex is supposed to pick up some fittings on the way home from work today.... more money...

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