bigdaddy

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About bigdaddy

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  • Birthday 01/16/65

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    Enjoys,good easy to use hi tech equipment.
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    Family,enjoys nice coffee.

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    Adelaide,SA

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  1. How's the tube working Ande? I've been pumping some degrees C over to you. We're heading for a top of 32C today with a minimum of 19C over night...Loving it!. Cheers.
  2. The tube is finally working lol. With that weather now Ande, You'll need to borrow one of my fleet.Take your pick Cheers.
  3. Hi Ande, It doesn't look like your boats are going to go far ATM We're heading for a nice 35 C here today... I'll have another go at sending you that 15 C today. You sure could do with it. Cheers.
  4. WOW Ande, That looks really, really cold over there. The temp has dropped into the 30's here now and climbing Theyreckon it'll get to around 39 C again later this week. Looks like that 15 degrees is heading your way mate....:) I did send it a while ago to you, it must of got caught up :). Cheers.
  5. Welcome to APN Bagyaarun, Plenty of info here, You may also like to check out Ravnis indoor system. Cheers.
  6. Hi everyone, For those who don't know about our fair city, Adelaide is the capital of South Australia.The population is a modest 1.3 million plus, with a total land area of over 3,200 square kilometres for the greater metropolitan area. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide Below are some images. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide#/media/File:Adelaide's_updated_montage.jpg We have mild winters and hot summers. Today has been the hottest day ever recorded in Adelaide, reaching a top temperature of 46.2 C (115.16 F) https://www.9news.com.au/2019/01/24/13/57/heat-records-topple-as-sa-swelters Cheers.
  7. Hi Willroy, When I first started off with aquaponics, forums were the go...I was a very active member of 3 forums. there were many active participants and many more "sleepers". I feel the biggest contributor to forums being inactive along with consistent changes in personal living and lives is the advent of other social media platforms becoming far more popular.In general, the new school people just like to look at pictures maybe post a couple of short comments maybe post a picture of their own and move on to the next thread. In these type of forums we are far more involved than that and because of that we are far more technical and get the most benefit IMO. As an example, one of my businesses are listed on twitter but I just don't get how that works yet others love it. Pintrest is interesting for pics and maybe some particular Thai recipes but it doesn't give you the experience of cooking, the whys where and how does this work. I enjoy YouTube, but do not understand the monetization side of it, yet my son completely understands it and is right into it. So yeah,I agree,these forums do display a lot less "visual" activity then in days gone by. Sometimes you do find that people do move to other things and some do actually come back and become active again. As for me, my life has changed since I first started and I have become far, far more busy with life and actually struggle to find time to be on all the forums I used to be involved with and certainly to the extent I used to be and even at times struggle here but I still enjoy forums for their technical aspect better. That's my opinion anyway. Cheers.
  8. Hi Brushhippie, I don't know the answer to your question but I have a suggestion and I understand where you are at. Why don't you go to the supplier of your pex and explain what you want to do to them? Hopefully they will have a solution for you. Cheers.
  9. Hi Sheana and welcome to APN You're welcome to ask any question/s you wish at any time. Plenty of info to read here... Feel free to post in the build section when you are closer to building your system or if you already have one we'd love to see it....We love pics... Enjoy... Cheers.
  10. Remembrance Day. Cheers.
  11. Cool song. Enjoy. Cheers.
  12. Hi Johnny and welcome to APN, When you are ready, flick over to the aquaponics systems section and let's know what your thoughts are. There are a several different ways to have a growing system, ranging from an iAVs to the less efficient and somewhat bastardized media filled growbed systems. Enjoy the journey. Cheers.
  13. I  just looked at the list on GFM and yes, that (your) name does show up on it.   I had not recognized he name as being you.   Thanks for the support.   FWIW, I have yet to actually receive ANY of the GoFund Me donations and have zero clue as to when I might.  I'll just have to trust that I will at some point or another.  Yes, they do extract a pound of flesh (perhaps twice).  Paypal.me takes about 1/3 than GFM does and e-checks/wire transfers extract none TMK and I actually get those almost immediately.  Crowd funding appears to be form of legalized cyber theft but it is what it is.  Thanks again.

    1. bigdaddy

      bigdaddy

      Your welcome Mark, As soon as I learnt what happened to you I donated on whatever was available, unfortunately Gofundme was the only one that I knew of. If I knew about paypal I would of gone that way. It makes sense you wouldn't of known my real name.

      It's only a small donation in your bigger world but enough for me. Monetarily, I am finding it tough at the moment, going backwards rather than forwards but thems the breaks as I think you know so well, so can't donate more as I'd like but sometime soon the cycle will go around and I should hopefully be able to donate more. (No promises but will try) I know you expect nothing but just saying....

      I'll be getting my little iAVs going when I can afford the materials and sand. As mentioned the monetary situation is holding me up and frustrating me no end. My mate is a pool man so when I get the coin him me and his other mate can get building the tank and growbeds. (thing is everything has to look really nice and blend in with the very small back yard so keep your eyes peeled in the next 6 to 12 months I spose.I know me, once the infrastructure is in I will be keen to get the sand in and get things going so I just have to be patient at the moment. I would like to get it so I can run six months with barramundi and 6 months trout alternating.Not fussed on what veges I grow.

      I digress sorry.

      Look forward to communicating with you again sometime...Take care...

      Cheers

      Anthony.

  14. Hi Mark,

    I was very sorry to hear of your recent "very bad luck" and my heart went out to you sir.

    I do not want any public acknowledgment at all nor do I expect any acknowledgement from your good self but I think you should know I donated a small donation of U.S.$100.00 through gofundme. (Which cost me $A144.09) by the time they ripped me for conversion plus a U.S.$15.00 (A$21.61) for gofundme costs. (I would of much prefered all the money go to you but there is no point in worrying about it now) Point is. Did you receive the money from Anthony Bridgewater? I would prefer no public acknowledgement as It's not about me it's about you. Just wondering if you have received the $100.00?

    Also I would like to personally extend my thoughts to you and what has happened to you and wish you all the very best from now on.

    Cheers

    Anthony.

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      Mark McMurtry

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  15. Hi Rav, Thanks for that info on the pool filter sand. Just as an interesting comparison a 22lb bag of kiln dried pool filter sand down here has cost me around $8.00 per bag retail. or $250.00 plus then add delivery for a 1 ton bulka bag. In the future, I'll be every interested to see and here how your sand performed. Cheers.