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 Post subject: Getting ready
PostPosted: Feb 16th, '14, 02:51 
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Just showing the area and a couple of the tanks I intend to use.
This is my front yard where I intend to build my system.
I will be posting progress pictures as I build it.
Hope you enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready
PostPosted: Feb 16th, '14, 02:57 
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I can only post 3 photos at a time it seems so here are the rest.

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File comment: And finally the South side from the west.
As you can see, I have plenty of space to start and grow the system as I grow with it.

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Nice keep us up to date.

Wish I had space like that !!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting ready
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Making progress!

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I've had to attend other things but will be posting more pics of the work soon!
Thanks for the comments I have received.

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It would take me a week to dig a hole that big in my yard. lucky

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PostPosted: Feb 19th, '14, 04:31 
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At the point of the last picture it may have taken me about 2 hrs, but the sand stones are making me work at it.
The hole almost finished now but I am too busy running my business to keep at it.

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I love how this is your "Front" yard... :shock:

Also, this might be the time you want to consider:
insulation, heating/cooling tubes, visual leaking check tube thingy...

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PostPosted: Feb 19th, '14, 04:42 
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Already taking that stuff into account CJ, for heating and cooling I will be using a wood boiler and running the lines throughout the bottom of the ST and FT so it will be radiant heating/cooling, I will be also adding a float valve to keep the levels right.
I don't think leaking will be much problem either.
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I might just rent a bobcat if I have to dig in my yard it is all heavy red clay about 3 inches down from the top. Could give up on aquaponics and live off the pottery I could make after digging the hole.

What size are the grow bed and fish tank? Tank looks like it could be 500 gal or more.

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The ST is about 650 gallons and the FT is about 1,000 gallons.
The grow beds I'm starting with are 2'x1'x8'
Good luck with the pottery! :roll:

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PostPosted: Feb 23rd, '14, 05:13 
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Getting back to it.

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A better close up of the drain hole being positioned to the trench for pumping the water to the fish tank.

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