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Hi all,


Just looking through the fourm, thought I'd better sign up.


So I have a IBC system running CHIFT PIST and just started cycling yesterday.


Config Deets are;


1000lt FT

Two 500lt ST – interconnected

Two 300lt GB’s

50mm SLO to a 50mm CDM

50 x 25 x 50 T’s to 25mm valves on entry to GB’s with 25mm distribution square – 6.5mm holes every 50mm

40mm drain currently running Timed F&D

Centre lid drain with adjustable standpipe

Jebago (sp?) 3000lph 40W pump

Homemade venturi water return to FT

Expanded clay media


For the centre drain, some of the IBC lids have a 2in female thread, so I bought a 2in threaded poly fitting with seal and ground out the shoulder with a dremel– 40mm slips through perfectly now so I can adjust flood levels on the fly.


Currently cycling with a dose of Seasol, going to get some Charlie Carp this weekend, still waiting on my API Test Kit from Evil Bay.


With a nasty old plywood lid, no covering on the ST/GB’s, and no plants or fish don’t expect pictures for a few weeks LOL. I still have a few more things to do before starting a build thread so I’ll get cracking and make it as pretty as I can for you aquaphiles.


I am a certified tight arse so I have some ‘reclaimed’ pallets from work that I’m going to use for cladding the ST’s & GB’s.


I have decided to make it as easy as possible to adjust/change the system configuration so I can try out different things, I am one that doesn’t believe everything I read and have to try it for myself before usually learning the hard way LOL.


Good to be here and I look forward to looking through everyone’s posts



Roddy likes this

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Welcome to the forum from somebody in the Wild West of another WA on the other side of the world! Get to posting up in the members systems page so I can see some pics!



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