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Comment by TCLynx on July 25, 2011 at 12:53pm

LOL, they are really a pain are they not?

Comment by Allisyn Wood on July 25, 2011 at 12:10pm
Squirrel.  It's what's for dinner.
Comment by TCLynx on July 23, 2011 at 8:48am

Bird netting might deter the squirrels but it can be a pain for you too.  I struggle with squirrels.

 

I would put some sort of cover over the fish tank just to keep fish from jumping out though even if it is just netting or shade cloth that will also help keep leaves and debris out of the tank.

Comment by Allisyn Wood on July 23, 2011 at 7:47am

So far, no issues with raccoons and I know there are some in the neighborhood.  The top of the table is about 8" above the top of the tank so that kind of helps.  I was going to put a cast net or something over it, but haven't as of yet and don't think I'll have to after all.  I've seen a few black racers in the area, but I don't know if they're fishers or not...

 

My biggest nemesis, is the squirrel. I lost cabbage heads, watermelons and a few other things in the seedling phase earlier this season.  Little jerks.  I have an owl hanging next to the garden, but it didn't work in the spring, although  it was stationary at the time. 

 

The nice thing about this angle is it is really lightweight.  I can carry the whole table over my head if I have to.  It's kinda expensive if you buy it retail (like from Ace).  We bought ours through a Canvas and Awning maker directly.  Might be worth a call.  These two tables cost about $75 each to make. I sprayed with Rustoleum afterwards.  One can will cover a whole table.

Comment by Bob Grinder on July 23, 2011 at 6:56am
Nice and simple. Are there any issues with animals getting to your fish, i.e. Raccoon's or is it covered with something? I would like something simple to start with then get into more complicated in the Basement,
Comment by TCLynx on July 17, 2011 at 3:58pm
Nice work then.
Comment by Allisyn Wood on July 17, 2011 at 1:57pm
Thanks!  We actually designed the whole apparatus and built it out of 1-1/2" angle iron.
Comment by TCLynx on July 17, 2011 at 12:15pm
Nice, I like the use of the workbench to hold the grow bed and provide support for climbing plants!

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