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    Shutting down grow on vat

    I'm not going to be growing anything on this year as I'm pretty much where I want to be stock wise, I have 3 fish to move outside when the temps are back up and 1 to pick up which will be going in the grow on untill it's time for them to go outside.

    I'm going to keep the 500 gallon vat as a hospital tank but it's what to do with it in the meantime? 1 idea was going on what Les did on Vimeo and bring the shower inside and have it as a kinda extension of the pond but the water level is prob 600mm above the main pond and that sound like faff to me if I want the full 500 gallon.

    Another option was cleaning the vat out and moving the eazypod outside and set it up as a moving bed with a bypass if I need it as a filter for the vat

    Or any suggestions

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    Senior Member Rank = Grand Champion RS2OOO's Avatar
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    Depends on your garden layout and what your tap water is like and whether you're on a meter.

    I have 2 water butts on the shed, then an overflow into my disused grow on tank, then a pipe from that to my pond filter.

    Since beginning of September all my water changes have been with rain water in hope of improving parameters and saving on water bill.

    In that time I've only added 3000 litres of tap water, the rest rain water.

    PH down from 8.2 to 7.8
    KH down from 11+ to 7
    GH down from 18 to 13
    TDS down from 1250 to 485

    Won't be able to maintain it in the summer but well pleased with those results.

    Other than that there isn't a lot you can do with it on a temp basis, except use it to store sacks of food and equipment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Depends on your garden layout and what your tap water is like and whether you're on a meter.

    I have 2 water butts on the shed, then an overflow into my disused grow on tank, then a pipe from that to my pond filter.

    Since beginning of September all my water changes have been with rain water in hope of improving parameters and saving on water bill.

    In that time I've only added 3000 litres of tap water, the rest rain water.

    PH down from 8.2 to 7.8
    KH down from 11+ to 7
    GH down from 18 to 13
    TDS down from 1250 to 485

    Won't be able to maintain it in the summer but well pleased with those results.

    Other than that there isn't a lot you can do with it on a temp basis, except use it to store sacks of food and equipment!

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    Good result on numbers that rs.

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    I plan to use mine as a store if itís ever empty Shutting down grow on vat


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    Why not use it to grow on some types of water nymph or such for fish food ?

    For tropical tanks you can grow "artemis" not sure of spelling
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    Rent it as a grow on to grow koi for others koi!

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