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Check out ibc aquaponics on YouTube, you could perhaps use the top section for growing and a basking area for a turtle. Is it a snapper? Do they bask much?

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Gnipper; I've watched that much you tube about Every aspect of IBC's and filters ... That's why I've totally sickened of it and came here to ask you guys. Asking a few straight questions and reviewing straight answers? I've probably got as far, this afternoon, as I have in Months of watching fukking videos!

I have the whole, physical set up all planned out, mate :) Yes, it is a snapper. And, yes, I saw all this coming, years before I even bought the fukker. It wasn't an impulse thing. He's gone through four tanks, since I got him, barely the size of a 50p coin.

Now? He's fukking fantastic! :D About ten inches shell, both ways. Head on him like a porn stars cock! Only half grown?! I love him!

But, yeah; I'm going to build a wooden enclosure round the IBC. I'll show pictures, in due course. The cupboard, which'll house the filter? Top of that will form his basking spot. He'll have a glass window to watch me through - he Loves watching me! He's like a fukking dog!

DO they bask? Famously said not to. But, we don't blindly accept what ever we hear, do we? I've seen that some, given the opportunity Love a bask! He'll have that opportunity  The space will be there, anyway. I'll just add a lamp :)

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A friends set up for his terrapins to go in the garden,  water blade is attached to the filter box and a separate pump running the fountain

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:D Bear; Bless him! That dear little thing looks almost the size of my monster! But, this shit house casually shoved a single claw right through the silicone of one of his tanks! Just because!  :lol:

Three in the morning. I glance over my shoulder to see a jet of water spurting out of a three foot fukking tank! Oh, That was a great fun night, I can tell you!

Oh and; I opened the tap on my IBC, yesterday? Label says molasses. Mate said he'd used it for water. What trickled out was definitely neither! Couldn't quite nail it. But, it was a chemical, petrol sort of smell?

  I now want to get it cut open and get in there to do some serious washing and scrubbing.

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Is that a go pro? Looks decent results that, would like to do it up In-laws pond and see sturgeon up close as well as the big gudgeon we only see once a blue moon 

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my problem is silt in the deeper areas, the pond has a natural bottom and now about 18" of crap, I was wondering if I could pump it through a trap to catch the muck and let water run back in, I thought all the carp died last summer but this year this lot appeared, from a pound  down and they have grown nicely through the summer, any thoughts on the silt much appreciated cheers.

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18 hours ago, W. Katchum said:

Is that a go pro? Looks decent results that, would like to do it up In-laws pond and see sturgeon up close as well as the big gudgeon we only see once a blue moon 

Yes mate .Hero 7 black version .

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1 hour ago, two crows said:

my problem is silt in the deeper areas, the pond has a natural bottom and now about 18" of crap, I was wondering if I could pump it through a trap to catch the muck and let water run back in, I thought all the carp died last summer but this year this lot appeared, from a pound  down and they have grown nicely through the summer, any thoughts on the silt much appreciated cheers.

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Look into champagne chalk I used to have a 3 acre lake shallow and silty started sprinkling the chalk in and the invertebrates grew the fish grew and the silt reduced dramatically 👍👍

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14 minutes ago, Greyman said:

Look into champagne chalk I used to have a 3 acre lake shallow and silty started sprinkling the chalk in and the invertebrates grew the fish grew and the silt reduced dramatically 👍👍

any website for this purpose all I found was wine lol

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Regarding silt; On my travels through google, recently, I passed by a 'Pond Hoover'. Basically a purpose made silt sucker. No idea how practical it'd be in a pond that size. But, possibly something else worth looking at?

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21 minutes ago, Daniel cain said:

We use a siltbuster in work.... You could hire one😉👍Screenshot_20200829-140515.png.0808ea9d1a2111374cf4d961a7787991.png

how does it work mate, and how much water does it pass back in while its working, I dont want to be to invasive as there are other creatures in so a winter job perhaps.

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