All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 150 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 10  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Jun 26th, '10, 10:29 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Dec 6th, '07, 01:13
Posts: 10699
Images: 0
Location: central FL
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES at least mostly
Location: USA, Florida, Yalaha
The other day we processed 13 ducks. Or I should say I caught and the cook processed 13 ducks.
Attachment:
Smoked duck (Medium).JPG
Smoked duck (Medium).JPG [ 103.47 KiB | Viewed 3506 times ]

Between catching ducks, I built the support frame and put up the plumbing for the new towers I will be adding to the 300 gallon system.

I'm planning to start with 6 towers but I've hooked up the frame and plumbing to do up to 12 towers on this system.
Attachment:
300 gallon tower plumbing (Medium).JPG
300 gallon tower plumbing (Medium).JPG [ 147.11 KiB | Viewed 3506 times ]

right now there is plastic fencing around the tank cause even with the cover over it, the ducks will still try to swim in the tank.

All set to be getting the new towers :cheers:

_________________
Aquaponic Lynx
TCLynx Bought The Farm
Old Main System
Old 300 gallon System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
PostPosted: Jun 27th, '10, 10:51 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Dec 6th, '07, 01:13
Posts: 10699
Images: 0
Location: central FL
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES at least mostly
Location: USA, Florida, Yalaha
Got the towers. Six went onto the big system and I'm hanging six on this system though I have set up to hang as many as 12 towers for this system.


Attachments:
six towers hanging only three planted (Medium).JPG
six towers hanging only three planted (Medium).JPG [ 103.48 KiB | Viewed 3476 times ]

_________________
Aquaponic Lynx
TCLynx Bought The Farm
Old Main System
Old 300 gallon System
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jun 27th, '10, 19:00 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Joined: Feb 24th, '10, 09:02
Posts: 53
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Saint Cloud, Florida, USA
Wow, TC.....very impressive. I haven't checked both of your threads in a few days. This reminds me of when my Mom would watch 'soap operas'.....'lots' would happen on the days she didn't watch.... :lol:

You certainly got lots done, especially considering the hot, humid weather we've been having !


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jun 27th, '10, 19:21 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Jan 11th, '07, 14:20
Posts: 6449
Location: Perth
Gender: Female
Location: Jandakot
TC, looks like you just have one big playground! Lots of fun things to do! :)

_________________
http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/forum ... a&start=45 (Fayes system)
http://backyardfarming.com.au/phpbb3/vi ... f=24&t=119 (Fayes garden) https://www.facebook.com/Botanic.Obsession


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jun 27th, '10, 19:36 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Jan 28th, '09, 18:42
Posts: 517
Location: Buninyong
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Buninyong
TC, you have inspired me to get some muskovy ducks!

_________________
An official aquaponaholic!

My Blog


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jun 27th, '10, 20:53 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor

Joined: May 29th, '10, 10:26
Posts: 114
Gender: Male
Are you human?: most of the time
Location: Upstate NY, USA
Fun times TC, looks good. Muscovies are hard to beat for a productive duck to have.

What size rubbermaid is that under the towers? Those impress me the more I see and read about them.

_________________
Jake

Enjoy, thats what life is all about, and lending a helping hand along the way.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jun 27th, '10, 21:50 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Dec 6th, '07, 01:13
Posts: 10699
Images: 0
Location: central FL
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES at least mostly
Location: USA, Florida, Yalaha
That tank sunk in the ground under the towers is 300 gallon. It is sunk down about 2/3rd of the way but then there is now mulch around it so it looks even lower.

I think 300 gallon is the smallest tank I would personally want to grow out a catfish in, mainly because I like to grow them out big.

The 100 gallon and 300 gallon rubbermaid stock thanks are both really good values. They are bot about 24 inches deep. I would like it if the 300 gallon were deeper but it is still a good tank so long as it has a cover.

_________________
Aquaponic Lynx
TCLynx Bought The Farm
Old Main System
Old 300 gallon System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jun 28th, '10, 08:12 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor

Joined: May 29th, '10, 10:26
Posts: 114
Gender: Male
Are you human?: most of the time
Location: Upstate NY, USA
True, Rubbermaid gives a 25" H for most of them except the 70, I want to get a number of the 300s. and the 100s for GBs, I saw A 400g at the local Amish feed dealers this week, would like that even better, am going to see about getting several.

_________________
Jake

Enjoy, thats what life is all about, and lending a helping hand along the way.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jun 28th, '10, 09:34 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Dec 6th, '07, 01:13
Posts: 10699
Images: 0
Location: central FL
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES at least mostly
Location: USA, Florida, Yalaha
Dang the BYAP Forum is loading really slow for me today. Is the traffic up there?

Anyway, the Nitrite got back down to 0 again this afternoon so we moved the fish out of the old quarantine set up after dinner.

Funny thing, I counted them when I moved them into quarantine and I counted 120 fish at that time.
When we counted as we moved them, we counted 123. One went into a small tank and one was so big we put him in with the big guys in the main system and into the 300 gallon system went 121 catfish fingerlings.

SO......

The 300 gallon system now has fish!

_________________
Aquaponic Lynx
TCLynx Bought The Farm
Old Main System
Old 300 gallon System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jul 1st, '10, 10:14 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Dec 6th, '07, 01:13
Posts: 10699
Images: 0
Location: central FL
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES at least mostly
Location: USA, Florida, Yalaha
Ok, readjust the 300 gallon system has 120. I just couldn't stand the really odd number and sent another fish up to the big system.

So with that huge load on the 300 gallon, I spend a couple days with a nitrite spike (yep did salt the system)
Then today it had dropped down and the pH was even down to 7 :cheers:
But I still need to be really careful with the feed, this system really is over stocked and I'll need to move more on up to the big system as they grow.

Had a big rain today and I had to remove some water from the system so the fish wouldn't be as likely to check out the sand and wood chips near the feeder where the cover doesn't really seal them in. I guess I need to put in an overflow.

_________________
Aquaponic Lynx
TCLynx Bought The Farm
Old Main System
Old 300 gallon System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jul 1st, '10, 10:46 
Fun and games TCL... but at least you're aware of the variables... and on top of them... :cheers:


Top
  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jul 1st, '10, 20:31 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor

Joined: May 29th, '10, 10:26
Posts: 114
Gender: Male
Are you human?: most of the time
Location: Upstate NY, USA
Hey TC

you are really tweaking this system, what size are those fingerlings?

I am looking at a basic 300 gal starter that I can expand, but this system looks like a natural to expand exponentially. Keep the good info coming.

_________________
Jake

Enjoy, thats what life is all about, and lending a helping hand along the way.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jul 1st, '10, 21:30 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Dec 6th, '07, 01:13
Posts: 10699
Images: 0
Location: central FL
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES at least mostly
Location: USA, Florida, Yalaha
The fingerlings are actually quite a range of sizes. I don't pull them out long enough to weigh because handling catfish causes more stress than I like. Some are probably still only about 3 inches and most are probably six inches and a few are probably 8 inches. The biggest one went into the main system.

Yea, a system using the indexing valves are very expandable. The way I have this one set up I could easily add three more gravel beds and it wouldn't really change the fluctuation of the fish tank water level. I suppose if I was using a 1" 8 way valve, I could even expand this system up to 8 100 gallon gravel beds but I don't think that would change the number of fish I could grow in that fish tank since dissolved oxygen is going to the limiting factor.

Since they are fingerlings I'm getting away with a lot. To grow them out big the way I tend to I'm pretty sure I need to reduce the number down to 60 fish. As we harvest the big ones out of my big system, We will move more fish over.

Of course the towers may be providing more aeration and filtration than I know so I need to start checking dissolved oxygen.

Yea this is a case of pushing the stocking limits (don't try this at home unless you have lots of experience and are ready to deal with the likely troubles.)

I'm really excited to have a system that the pH is below 7.6!!!!!!!!

_________________
Aquaponic Lynx
TCLynx Bought The Farm
Old Main System
Old 300 gallon System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jul 1st, '10, 22:21 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Joined: Feb 24th, '10, 09:02
Posts: 53
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: Saint Cloud, Florida, USA
Hi TC, What are you using, to test for dissolved oxygen ? What range will you be looking for ? Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Jul 1st, '10, 22:31 
Offline
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
Seriously, this cant be healthy.
User avatar

Joined: Dec 6th, '07, 01:13
Posts: 10699
Images: 0
Location: central FL
Gender: Female
Are you human?: YES at least mostly
Location: USA, Florida, Yalaha
I have one of those little dropper tests from tetra, I don't know how accurate it really is.
I've only used it once or twice. I can usually tell if something is wrong if the fish are not eating well and by behavior but since the 300 gallon system is in full sun pretty much all day, it seems to get warmer and that reduces the amount of oxygen the water can hold so I am a little concerned.

I haven't brought myself to buy a costly DO meter but I might need to if the business takes off and I find it appropriate to stock extra fingerlings for sharing out to others here in the future.

_________________
Aquaponic Lynx
TCLynx Bought The Farm
Old Main System
Old 300 gallon System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 150 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 10  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 10 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 : 0.138s | 19 Queries | GZIP : Off ]