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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    "Pig manure in sacks put in each corner when the rain comes. This will allow plankton to grow" ... so do you rely on the plankton to feed the fish?

    If so, any supplementary feeding?

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    Yes we feed them as well, they used to overfeed, which can be bad if there isn't enough oxygen in the water. I want to put a solar powered aerator in the pond and also a pump or fountain, to allow more fish. Wife doesn't want to commit to the expense. The pond can sustain plenty of fish for us as it is.

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    Ootai, I think you can do make a go of it if you or family members can monitor it full time or make it difficult for someone to roll up with a pickup and stun the lot and clear them out but ifts pretty disheartening when you spend 6 months caring for them and they vanish in one night - think both times it was c100K and at that value its too tempting - wish i'd caught the fukers tho, i'd have properly taken it out on then and i can be a nasty fuker (well in my younger days ), not the money but the effort my Mrs put in and how upset she was.

    If you have room on the property you live on full time and its not at commercial levels i.e a smallish pond for you to take fish for your own consumption then i think its a goer and with hindsight i'd have liked enough room and the requisite water table to support a 10 x 10 m pond, would be enough me thinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Ootai, I think you can do make a go of it if you or family members can monitor it full time or make it difficult for someone to roll up with a pickup and stun the lot and clear them out but ifts pretty disheartening when you spend 6 months caring for them and they vanish in one night - think both times it was c100K and at that value its too tempting - wish i'd caught the fukers tho, i'd have properly taken it out on then and i can be a nasty fuker (well in my younger days ), not the money but the effort my Mrs put in and how upset she was.

    If you have room on the property you live on full time and its not at commercial levels i.e a smallish pond for you to take fish for your own consumption then i think its a goer and with hindsight i'd have liked enough room and the requisite water table to support a 10 x 10 m pond, would be enough me thinks.

    Alternatively, quite often one will find that larger fish-bearing ponds can act as a community binder where sharing is a given -
    Examples are numerous throughout the hinterlands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Alternatively, quite often one will find that larger fish-bearing ponds can act as a community binder where sharing is a given -
    Examples are numerous throughout the hinterlands.
    Yep there's one called Lam Takong down the road from us - i'm going to get one of the small blue plastic boats, a small outboard, ice box which i will empty whist fishing and do my own community fishing

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Yep there's one called Lam Takong down the road from us - i'm going to get one of the small blue plastic boats, a small outboard, ice box which i will empty whist fishing and do my own community fishing
    So you're near Pak Chong, NPT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    So you're near Pak Chong, NPT?
    That's an affirmative, up in the hills but not on the big dry plain -but as far those living in sin city are concerned, bumfuknowhere - but i like it. My Mrs still has a place or two in BKK but i always find about 5 days is enough. Mrs was born and bred in BKK but she hates now, too many peeps, dirty, too loud and stinks

    EDIT she was born in BKK, lived the first 6 ears in Chant then back to BKK, she remembers swimming in the klongs when they were clean - i said yeah fukin bolloix but she won't have it, i said with that water where'd ya think you got the six fingers and toes - she's great opening jars by the way.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    ootai,
    Nice job on the hedges, a slight trim and some water changes everything. I even noticed the grass was greener and almost needs a mow.

    How does the chipper work?

    I looked at some but was leary. Can you toss in Banana leaves? I saw one that you can even toss in full coconuts and they fly out as basically as dust....


    JPPR
    I don't think you could toss coconuts into this one the throat of the hopper is too small. I was using it today and meant to chop off some banana leaves and put them through but I forgot so next time. I did take some more pictures so here we go.

    We have a few of these trees around the place I think they are called "Tagoo trees" but I could be mistaken. They make beautiful shade trees but the branches are not really well connected and they break off, especially since we cut a lot of ours back and the regrowth is not stable once they get longer. Anyway today I cut a few small limbs off and put them through the mulcher along with a whole pile of leaves I raked up.


    Here are the branches for chipping / mulching. The guy where I bought it told me to limit the size to no more than 2 inch diameter


    Only leaves in the net so far.


    Now there are some wood chips piling up.


    Looking good, to me anyway.


    A close up of the chips.


    This was the largest bit I put through, the opening is 70mm x 70mm so this branch was probably 2.5inch diameter. Make it or break it?
    The wood from these trees is quite soft though.
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    That looks good Ootai. I am really considering a chipper. That pile looks great and spread out around tree wells will really help fertile them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    That looks good Ootai. I am really considering a chipper. That pile looks great and spread out around tree wells will really help fertile them.

    JPPR2
    I won't be using it around the trees just yet i am still trying to fill my 2 compost bins I made. Once they are full and merrily rotting away i will start using it mulch around trees etc.

    I will also try putting some banana leaves through it for you to see how it handles them. I think at this point they might need to go through the hole where the branches go so they get chopped up better. Because the part where the leaves and sort goes through just spits it out sometimes without smashing it up because the feed is at 90 degrees to the axis of rotation.

    The branches actually get cut by a blade while the others just get flailed by spinning bars.

    Here's some pictures cause I know you like the mechanical stuff.

    Mine is a Tru Yard CM 65 series powered by a 6.4HP Honda motor, I paid 26,500 for it.
    There is a 9.5hp model and another that runs via the PTO of a tractor of course they are more expensive.





    Looking into the top of the funnel where leaves and stuff goes you can see there are 3 arms each with 6 flails on that rotate and smash the stuff fed in from above.


    This view shows the cutting blade that cuts the branches that are fed in on the side. I think it would have been better with 2 of these instead of just one.


    Finally here are the cards from the 2 guys at the store where I bought it in Buriram. They are both Americans so you could probably communicate with them although they don't really speak English. They told me if it is in Thailand they will get it for you and I assume for a price ship it to you as well.
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    Cool stuff ootai. Thanks for sharing. It looks sturdy and does a good job from what it appears.

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