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Larry Bugg
03-11-2017, 02:04 PM
My first spawn in the new fish house attached to the parents today. The pair is a Curipera Cross x Mystique Red Cover from Uncle Sam's Discus.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKytSea_p-Y&feature=youtu.be


http://i741.photobucket.com/albums/xx56/Bugman30040/Curipera%20Cross%20Mystique%20Red%20Cover%20Pair%2 01/20170307_193015_zpsby6uj8m9.jpg (http://s741.photobucket.com/user/Bugman30040/media/Curipera%20Cross%20Mystique%20Red%20Cover%20Pair%2 01/20170307_193015_zpsby6uj8m9.jpg.html)

mountainman36
03-11-2017, 03:12 PM
awesome! looking forward to seeing more!

HN1
03-11-2017, 04:38 PM
Very cool Larry! Can we hope for a video tour sometime soon? :)

jimfur80
03-11-2017, 05:41 PM
Great news, great that you are up and running.

Larry Bugg
03-11-2017, 06:29 PM
Hopefully in the next week or so Len. After getting all the tanks in (40's and 75's) I decided that I really had to have some tanks for GBR and apistos. Just wouldn't be right to not be breeding them also, so I plumbing in six 20's. Should have that finished in the next day or so and will try and get a video after that.

kee12a
03-11-2017, 11:46 PM
Awesome
:yeah:

heatherbeast
03-12-2017, 07:56 AM
I want pics of the plumbing process! :o

Larry Bugg
03-12-2017, 11:50 AM
I want pics of the plumbing process! :o
Nothing complicated there. Each tank is drilled with a 1" bulkhead installed. 1" pvc leads from the bulkhead through a ball valve to a 1 1/2" pvc drain line that runs the length of the floor and outside. Open the ball valve below each tank and they drain. I have two 330 gallon water totes for storage. I use pond pumps submerged in the totes to pump the water to 1/2" pvc leading to each of the tanks. There is a ball valve at each tank that is opened to fill the tank with the water from the totes. I have a siphon vac that I took the short tubing off and added about a 20' piece of tubing to it. It is plumbed directly into the 1 1/2" floor drain line. I can take it from tank to tank to clean the bottom before doing each water change. Really pretty simple but BUT efficient and saves a ton of time. With daily water changes this is a must have.

smitty
03-13-2017, 12:46 PM
How are you handling the waste water? Is it into a another tote or to groundwater (how)?

Tropical
03-13-2017, 01:02 PM
Interesting setup with water changes, but how do you start a siphon on that? I have a similar setup myself.

Larry Bugg
03-13-2017, 01:04 PM
How are you handling the waste water? Is it into a another tote or to groundwater (how)?

For right now it is just going into the woods......we are on 120 acres. My future plans are to use it on the garden which will be about 20' from the fish house. The current drain pvc runs right beside the garden area to the edge of the woods so I just need to work out how I will disperse it on the garden.

Larry Bugg
03-13-2017, 01:07 PM
Interesting setup with water changes, but how do you start a siphon on that? I have a similar setup myself.

When I fill up the siphon tube with water I simply hold it straight up and as soon as the water starts flowing down the tube I put the siphon tube back in the tank and the flow continues.

lwise102911
03-13-2017, 01:15 PM
They are beautiful fish! Can't wait to see what their fry will look like as they get bigger.

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Tropical
03-13-2017, 01:21 PM
When I fill up the siphon tube with water I simply hold it straight up and as soon as the water starts flowing down the tube I put the siphon tube back in the tank and the flow continues.

That's smart, thanks for the info. I think I've been over complicating it..

smitty
03-13-2017, 01:26 PM
For right now it is just going into the woods......we are on 120 acres. My future plans are to use it on the garden which will be about 20' from the fish house. The current drain pvc runs right beside the garden area to the edge of the woods so I just need to work out how I will disperse it on the garden.
What's the volume per day? Would seem the trickiest would be the volume then keeping pressure.

Im trying to plan using my waste waste (ro and wc and rain). I'd like to get it pumped into a raised tote and gravity fed to soaker lines or the sprinkler system. I'm on a much smaller scale though, itd be tough I think to displace a big Discus operation like that, I'd imagine you'd need to farm all that land to match the water volume. (Win-win)