All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 20:29 
Offline
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Joined: Apr 8th, '13, 09:14
Posts: 64
Location: Marion, South Australia
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: South Australia, Australia
System looks good Steve. Where in Adelaide are you? I recently cycled my first system and all seems to be going well so far. Went and visited an amazing system in Victor Harbor which got me thinking about design ideas for my next one :P

_________________
My System - http://backyardaquaponics.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16379


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
PostPosted: May 22nd, '13, 20:33 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Mar 3rd, '13, 13:35
Posts: 134
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Last time I checked
Location: Adelaide
Hi TimobJones,

We're just west of the city half way to Glenelg.

Your set up looks great. This one is about as simple as you can get.

_________________
Failing to plan is planing to fail

My current system and some future plans:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15555

Acronym reference guide (AP ARG):
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1275


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 23rd, '13, 16:41 
Offline
Bordering on Legend
Bordering on Legend
User avatar

Joined: Jan 27th, '07, 13:21
Posts: 369
Location: Adelaide
Gender: Male
looks like a good manageable size.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 23rd, '13, 17:12 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 4th, '11, 01:40
Posts: 789
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: dallas tx
How are those loop siphons working? Do you have any words of advice for others looking to use that design?

I was considering trying to do something like that with pvc but i havent tested it yet.

brian

_________________
brian cotton
5000+gallon backyard system
700 gallon ferrocement system
Reproducing Sunfish (Bluegill/Redear/Crappie)
Feed training Crappie
Breeding tilapia


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 23rd, '13, 17:44 
Offline
In need of a life
In need of a life

Joined: Feb 13th, '13, 23:10
Posts: 1850
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Gender: Male
Are you human?: 01111001 01100101 01
Location: Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Steve,

That's a great looking system. Nice to see how you're progressing.

Regards, Martin.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 24th, '13, 17:57 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Mar 3rd, '13, 13:35
Posts: 134
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Last time I checked
Location: Adelaide
bcotton wrote:
How are those loop siphons working? Do you have any words of advice for others looking to use that design?

I was considering trying to do something like that with pvc but i havent tested it yet.

brian



I love the simplicity of the looping siphon and they're working a treat. For me, the 2 major advantages are that they don't take up any room in the grow bed and they are really easy to change the water level. Though if you were making them out of PVC pipe, your flexibility of water level might be hard.

The main thing I've found is to make sure the water can drain faster than it is going into the bed. These one's work like clockwork but I have a second set up that I'm still tinkering with.

_________________
Failing to plan is planing to fail

My current system and some future plans:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15555

Acronym reference guide (AP ARG):
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1275


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: May 24th, '13, 19:18 
The Steve wrote:
bcotton wrote:
How are those loop siphons working? Do you have any words of advice for others looking to use that design?

I was considering trying to do something like that with pvc but i havent tested it yet.

brian



I love the simplicity of the looping siphon and they're working a treat. For me, the 2 major advantages are that they don't take up any room in the grow bed and they are really easy to change the water level. Though if you were making them out of PVC pipe, your flexibility of water level might be hard.

The main thing I've found is to make sure the water can drain faster than it is going into the bed. These one's work like clockwork but I have a second set up that I'm still tinkering with.

:headbang:

I reckon loop siphons on blue barrels.. or small bins... are the only way to go...

Simple, effective... and reliable....


Top
  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 20th, '15, 14:14 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Mar 3rd, '13, 13:35
Posts: 134
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Last time I checked
Location: Adelaide
Been a long time since I was on here. We've moved house and had the new set up going for a year or so now. I'll post some photos as soon as I get some time :)

_________________
Failing to plan is planing to fail

My current system and some future plans:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15555

Acronym reference guide (AP ARG):
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1275


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 20th, '15, 22:17 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Jun 21st, '12, 14:42
Posts: 135
Gender: Female
Are you human?: yes
Location: Barossa Valley, Sth Australia
Glad you are still interested & growing in AP. I often wonder what happens to some members here - whether they lose interest in AP or just the forum.

_________________
viewtopic.php?t=24233


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 20th, '15, 23:25 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor

Joined: Jun 8th, '08, 17:14
Posts: 136
Gender: Male
Location: Perth
Can't speak for everyone, but I think a lot of systems just tick along with nothing major to report unless there's a bumper harvest or a HSM. Mine's doing great but I haven't updated my thread in ages.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 21st, '15, 08:43 
Offline
In need of a life
In need of a life

Joined: Feb 13th, '13, 23:10
Posts: 1850
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Gender: Male
Are you human?: 01111001 01100101 01
Location: Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand
:thumbright:

Would be great to see some updated photos Steve.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 21st, '15, 13:11 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Mar 3rd, '13, 13:35
Posts: 134
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Last time I checked
Location: Adelaide
Still very keen on AP, just haven't had as much time for it with everything else. Hope to set up a system at my Dad's place once they move and have another friend asking questions too so perhaps a system there one day.

_________________
Failing to plan is planing to fail

My current system and some future plans:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15555

Acronym reference guide (AP ARG):
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1275


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Apr 22nd, '15, 10:30 
Offline
Xtreme Contributor
Xtreme Contributor
User avatar

Joined: Mar 3rd, '13, 13:35
Posts: 134
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Last time I checked
Location: Adelaide
Here's a few quick snaps. Needing some TLC at the moment but kicking along nicely overall.


Attachments:
File comment: System 2 (with System 1 behind it)
System2.jpg
System2.jpg [ 360.02 KiB | Viewed 1869 times ]
File comment: Silver Perch in this one (System 1)
System1.jpg
System1.jpg [ 343.85 KiB | Viewed 1869 times ]
File comment: Goldfish (waiting for trout)
goldfish.jpg
goldfish.jpg [ 290.12 KiB | Viewed 1869 times ]
File comment: Basil is going well
Basil-sm.jpg
Basil-sm.jpg [ 262.68 KiB | Viewed 1869 times ]

_________________
Failing to plan is planing to fail

My current system and some future plans:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=15555

Acronym reference guide (AP ARG):
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1275
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 71 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 : 0.114s | 18 Queries | GZIP : Off ]