Aquaponic Gardening

A Community and Forum For Aquaponic Gardeners

Views: 129

Comment

You need to be a member of Aquaponic Gardening to add comments!

Join Aquaponic Gardening

Comment by Harold Sukhbir on May 3, 2011 at 10:17pm

Will do ericjf7 very kind of you and good luck!

 

Comment by ericjf7 on May 3, 2011 at 9:25pm
Yo Harold, I'm not familiar with all that fancy stuff, but you are welcome to open the discussion if you wish, I am simply stumbling through the motions of creating a setup that (hopefully) works, and as such will add my 2 cents worth when possible, Thanks.
Comment by Harold Sukhbir on May 3, 2011 at 9:05pm

Hi ericjf7,

Thank you for sharing this method and ingenious BTW! I think this is great and can benefit all, if you want to, by opening a discussion on it.You can simply copy and paste.

Comment by ericjf7 on May 3, 2011 at 7:25pm
The three sheets of 1/4'' plywood were joined with a simple overlap of about 8'' to 10'',  c/w  3/4'' screws from the outside (grease the heads after to keep the concrete out),  a light rope around the perimeter, along with a 'come-along' (or cinch) brought the final overlap together. Set the plywood on some bricks to allow for a bit more base  concrete (through spillage). 1''x4'' strips, or similar, are placed between the wire mesh and the plywood form (while tight3ning the cinch) in order to have sufficient cover over the reinforcing, additional 1"x4'' or such are nailed to these boards from the inside with 21/4'' common nails to hold all this together, no need for these nails to go through the plywood, as the cinch should hold it all together if it is tight enough.The wire mesh used was 1/2 of a 20'x8' sheet, making a ring 4' high @ 6' diameter, holding 1000 gal., with a second similar tank built lower into the ground to act as a sump, (and possible fry tank),  A 2'' base layer of concrete was poured before lowering the assembly into the hole, with a further 2'' added at that point, followed by working up the walls with the 1/2'' minus concrete mix, later followed with a layer of fine mix inside and out, aiming for a smooth finish inside with a taper towards the drain point, in this case, the middle. Be sure to oil the forms well to be able to reuse them over and over, at all times keep the concrete wet for curing and greater strength, after the second or third day, fill the tank with water  to aid in the curing process. There are waterproofing agents which can be added to the mix, however proper curing should give a good product.
Comment by ericjf7 on May 1, 2011 at 11:34pm
For how it is made, check out facebook (Eric Friesen), for more photos and describtions - still working on uploading fotos
Comment by Harold Sukhbir on May 1, 2011 at 11:20pm

Hi ericjf7,

Very interesting! How is it made?

 

© 2020   Created by Sylvia Bernstein.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service