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    you can get somehting called bird monofil, dont...

    you can get somehting called bird monofil, dont know if thats the brand name or what but its like the fishing line idea. its superstrong and wont snap under weight. its black and like a compressed...
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    yes steve itd suck having a fish farm with not...

    yes steve itd suck having a fish farm with not enough water. i think our well is 6m deep and then was lowered a few more metres from times of pumping too much in time of drought. there may be...
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    would be the holding tank only if you were...

    would be the holding tank only if you were pumping into the bottom of it and as the level rose it slowed your pump because of the weight of the water it was pushing up against, if your pipe is just...
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    sounds like your pumping the cavity dry, as it...

    sounds like your pumping the cavity dry, as it was pumping half the amount... could even be that the soil around the well is slow to release the water into the cavity as opposed to just the walls...
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    I just read one of your older posts and it might...

    I just read one of your older posts and it might be like steve said in that it has junk on the walls of the well stopping it flow into the cavity as quick as it could, i imagine if your pump goes dry...
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    i know that one of our pumps would and can fill...

    i know that one of our pumps would and can fill three million litre ponds, each one takes about 2 days max. the flow is fast through a six inch pipe. so its a big pump compared.
    hopefully you have a...
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    a 300ft deep well? and above ground pump of 8.2...

    a 300ft deep well? and above ground pump of 8.2 amps.. i dont know if thats how its supposed to be. my though was that when your suction head would be too great. we have a pump its a metre long and...
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    sounds most like the well might not be able to...

    sounds most like the well might not be able to keep up that supply you need, surely it mightnt have been sunk deep enough to supply other than house and garden needs...but it could be your pump. do...
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    check out the noise level, it should be in...

    check out the noise level, it should be in decibels on the specs.
    im thinkinhg about 50db.
    i dont think youll have a problem, you can sheild it in the direction of someone else if you need to but...
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    do take care around power and water, check leads....

    do take care around power and water, check leads. they can wear easy, rats can chew em bare. having four around the place permanant might cause you trouble unless you do it within conduits.
    ive been...
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    pH of 8? thats fine, re-read the posts on...

    pH of 8?
    thats fine, re-read the posts on alkalinty and buffering.
    if your source water is holding calcium in a good enough amount its not really needed at 50lb per pond. though thats about what...
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    i didnt realise it gets that cold over there. the...

    i didnt realise it gets that cold over there. the worst we EVER get is a frozen film on a half full bathtub. that must be hard. i saw maurices farm under snow and my nut sought warmth from my belly....
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    haha, thats heaps funny... i noticed something...

    haha, thats heaps funny... i noticed something off skew but i didnt know there was a problem splitting a blower off!
    i spose its like the first person that knew what fire was and showing a person...
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    haha nah maurice, i struggle a lot too mate.. im...

    haha nah maurice, i struggle a lot too mate.. im pretty sure she means a half horspower blower. 5 per hectare is more like it.

    also i used my super human understanding to get that she meant she...
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    ok kfg, thats cool, i thought you were worrying...

    ok kfg, thats cool, i thought you were worrying about bankrupting yourself, an earator will ease your mind for sure, itll pay you back 5 times.

    id defintaly leave em there in the wall. as you go...
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    im pretty sure that pipe through the sides of the...

    im pretty sure that pipe through the sides of the pond came about early on when she decided she couldnt afford the ditch or outside pipework, i spose its a bit hard to understand what we were talking...
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    hey i was sposed to be on a break!!!!ha. yeah...

    hey i was sposed to be on a break!!!!ha.

    yeah maurice is right about that but i think you realise your stumbling through it as you go..i remember thinking sheez what? youve got the machinery in...
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    a few things here kfg, do what steve said and use...

    a few things here kfg, do what steve said and use a 90 degree elbow, it dont matter how deep the pipes are in the ground. the deeper the better anyway cause that allows you to use even less...
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    sorry to high jack your thread kfg, hope info...

    sorry to high jack your thread kfg, hope info coming from here helps you somwhere.

    steve, thats pretty full on stuff, striping it all out chemically and turning the thing on and checking results....
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    kfg, good to hear your putting in the four inch...

    kfg, good to hear your putting in the four inch cap pipes, i bet theyll come in handy later on. save you a lot of time and pumping drama for sure.
    its even possible to use an angle and a lenght and...
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    i have used ponds of about 1.8m deep. no problem,...

    i have used ponds of about 1.8m deep. no problem, these were fed pellets and could get some stuff off the bottom of the pond casue the netting touched.

    these ponds were about 3 times as big as...
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    do that with the taught string, work out your...

    do that with the taught string, work out your volume lenth x width x depth.

    break it up, into sections and get an overall volume, thats what you go off.
    sounds like you have very slow sloping...
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    when our fisheries tries to do indoor spawn...

    when our fisheries tries to do indoor spawn manipulation without hormones they het a temp chart and a photoperiod chart and compress it down to a shorter window. but theyve got the cash, you could...
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    you may just be right in that kfg. i dont...

    you may just be right in that kfg.

    i dont know, ive heard the cooling trip triggers a spawn but never noticed it myself, only if it gets cold before a rain..

    however i do still spawn for a...
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    awww now i gotta use my head..hungover. ...

    awww now i gotta use my head..hungover.

    buffering capacity is sposed to be directly related to water alkalinity. which is not the same as highly alkaline soil or water (its not a pH measure).
    i...
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