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Author:  arbe [ Jun 2nd, '11, 16:00 ]
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Not for this little black duck. 6 months and I am out of suburbia.

Author:  Zman [ Jun 2nd, '11, 16:03 ]
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Rupert how will the wine barrels drain the water?

Author:  freoboy [ Jun 2nd, '11, 16:06 ]
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Zman wrote:
Rupert how will the wine barrels drain the water?

rupert of oz wrote:
From that we'll just run a 13mm tube spine between the barrels and tee off into each barrel...

Each timer cycle will deliver a small amount of water during the full flood stage...

We'll fit a small valve to control or shut off the flow... depending on season, heat, evaporation and/or moisture of the barrels... the barrels will drain to waste any excess water...

The hole in the blue tank is being fitted with a float valve to automatically top up as required...

Author:  freoboy [ Jun 2nd, '11, 16:07 ]
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so they wont be draining, just filling :)

Author:  Mr Damage [ Jun 2nd, '11, 16:11 ]
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Not for this little black duck. 6 months and I am out of suburbia.


Good on ya... more of us should do it!... I'm jealous... I'm a country boy that moved to the city about 13 years ago, and I quote: "Just for a couple of years... just to see what the city life's all about"...

and I'm still here!... :upset:... somehow, somewhere along the line, the plan went off track!

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 15th, '11, 15:47 ]
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Things are finished... doors shade clothed... for summer...

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And sealed with film and velcro for winter....

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Which can be peeled off for the summer...

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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 15th, '11, 15:53 ]
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Plants are coming on fine... especially considering the pH is high... (seedlings planted last weekend)

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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 15th, '11, 15:55 ]
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Perch have been shivering since the last week sent temps down in the tank to around 12.... started moving around today now that the doors are on... and the tank temp getting back up to 15...

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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 15th, '11, 15:57 ]
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The other side...

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The peas above were actually germinated from seed in another bed... and transplanted over here yesterday....

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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 15th, '11, 15:59 ]
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More peas coming up... and the trellis in place...

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Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 15th, '11, 16:00 ]
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Hospital tank... and tree pots connected... and planted out...

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Author:  arbe [ Jun 15th, '11, 16:04 ]
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Very nice as always Rupe.

Author:  skipd [ Jun 15th, '11, 17:15 ]
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Great job Rupe, looks mint.

Author:  Bushy [ Jun 15th, '11, 17:37 ]
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Bought a $20million lotto ticket today.......stand by the phone Rupert.......

Author:  RupertofOZ [ Jun 15th, '11, 21:53 ]
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Already have the deposit slip filled out Bushy... just need the amount and signature.... :D

Edited.... there will be a surcharge to ship to you... if I can actually find a spare boat going up your way... :D :laughing3:

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