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5th January 2011, 13:10
almost completed my second system!
Its crazy how everyday goes by and I have a new idea to construct a AP system somehow, somewhere, someway..
this time I decided that since the wife has been so very patient with my AP craziness as of late that I would build something just for her.. since she loves gazing at exotic fishies all day I constructed a more appealing system designed for indoors and to look great right in any living room!
so here it is.. hope you like :D
5th January 2011, 13:24
the only real problem I've had with this system is the clay balls.. i tried rinsing them but the dust from them continued to fog my tank..
so I just stole some pantyhose from the wife and installed it on the diverted water pipe and it seems to be doing the trick!
5th January 2011, 13:29
planted the seedlings and hope to have some exotic fish to show you soontime!
5th January 2011, 18:14
That looks very pro. Like factory, very cool :)
6th January 2011, 03:15
4th February 2011, 14:09
things are moving slowly since I'm using 1 inch fish.. but things are definitely coming along...
4th February 2011, 14:58
Looking good Adam! Your attention to detail shows in your pictures.
Looking forward to seeing more projects from you!
4th February 2011, 22:09
I checked out ur systems!
Really nice, and i share the same thoughts as u do, i use your signanutere in a lot of discussions with friends and family.:broc1:
I started a aquarium AP as well. but didn't want to spend a lot of money on it so it doesn't look so great as yours. (i also was kind of scared for faliure:frown:).
U should check out my post and see what troubles i've had.
One important thing was:
The gravel on the bottom of the FT (aquarium) was holding a lot of fish waste, ammonia readings where terrible and lost a couple of fish even with water changes. But that was all fixed after i took out the gravel.
Keep us up to date!
5th February 2011, 02:15
hey thanks for the wishes guys..
i'll be sure to check out your post jonael
yes, i fell for the fancy gravel and rocks also.. i eventually took it all out, placed a smaller open ended pump at the bottom blowing towards the bigger pump.. i also tinted the outside of the tank with automobile tint so the fish feel more comfortable!
i just bought a new camera so i'm gonna get some new photos going soon
5th February 2011, 02:42
i also tinted the outside of the tank with automobile tint so the fish feel more comfortable!
All the system needs now is a set of chrome 22 inch spinners and some fuzzy dice... then it'd be fully pimped out! :p
5th February 2011, 03:07
i was so excited when i realized how great it turned out..
the tank was used so you could see some of the scratches but nothing to whine about
13th February 2011, 06:32
I think I finally got it the way I want it ;)
13th February 2011, 07:04
a couple pics of the tank and fish.. enjoy
13th February 2011, 08:49
i used to have an aquarium setup in the '80s - most of my fish were guppies platies and swords - the live breeders --very relaxing to look at - better than television sometimes!!
13th February 2011, 09:43
HAHAHAHA yabbies thats awesome.. that design looks similar to the aquariuim mint tank i made for my wife we have a beta and some black moscow guppies in there. mine doesnt looks quite so proffesional but i havent had a fish die in over a year now, even in canadian winter with no extra lighting it still produces enough mint for a pot of tea a week, considering the basket of gravel is only 9x6 thats pretty good results. my setup is different because i have no filter and no pump, only an air pump/stone that uses less than 1 watt. below is the start of the tank i just added an air stone and put it in the window by the stove http://www.aquaponics.net.au/forum/album.php?albumid=34&pictureid=407
15th February 2011, 22:53
yes bill they are very relaxing! almost hypnotic at times..
I'm planing a bigger greenhouse system this spring... and my only problem is the FISH!!
i want to use edible fish.. preferably Tilapia... but I cant seem to find tilapa fingerlings anywhere in Canada!!!???
i've even tried Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and the Aquaculture division in 3 universities!!! HELP!!!
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