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  1. Mark

    Tankvac self-cleaning system for water tanks

    Like the tank vac setup. To improve the quality of the output water from a tank you should have a flexible floated hose set to 6" below the water surface connected to the tank outlet
    Like the tank vac setup. To improve the quality of the output water from a tank you should have a flexible floated hose set to 6" below the water surface connected to the tank outlet
    Like the tank vac setup. To improve the quality of the output water from a tank you should have a flexible floated hose set to 6" below the water surface connected to the tank outlet
    Like the tank vac setup. To improve the quality of the output water from a tank you should have a flexible floated hose set to 6" below the water surface connected to the tank outlet
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  2. Darryl

    Compost

    Hey Darryl, I'm very interested to know how your carrots are coming along. if it's working for you, I'll give it a try too.
    Hey Darryl, I'm very interested to know how your carrots are coming along. if it's working for you, I'll give it a try too.
    Hey Darryl, I'm very interested to know how your carrots are coming along. if it's working for you, I'll give it a try too.
    Hey Darryl, I'm very interested to know how your carrots are coming along. if it's working for you, I'll give it a try too.
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  3. firm351

    Question Another what plant is this

    I thought it might be a passion fruit too. Go find a passionfruit from a friend, family or local nursery and sniff the leaves to see if they smell the same LOL. You could always ask your local...
    I thought it might be a passion fruit too. Go find a passionfruit from a friend, family or local nursery and sniff the leaves to see if they smell the same LOL. You could always ask your local nursery, take a sample with you. Good luck!
    I thought it might be a passion fruit too. Go find a passionfruit from a friend, family or local nursery and sniff the leaves to see if they smell the same LOL. You could always ask your local nursery, take a sample with you. Good luck!
    I thought it might be a passion fruit too. Go find a passionfruit from a friend, family or local nursery and sniff the leaves to see if they smell the same LOL. You could always ask your local...

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  4. Skippyherron

    Frugal tips for growing grass

    Oh I never knew that about turf farmers and growing from runners. I really know nothing about grass growing except that if it lives in our backyard it must be hardy! I don't know any landscapers...
    Oh I never knew that about turf farmers and growing from runners. I really know nothing about grass growing except that if it lives in our backyard it must be hardy! I don't know any landscapers but offcuts are a marvellous idea! I really need to get onto it asap if it's going to look good...
    Oh I never knew that about turf farmers and growing from runners. I really know nothing about grass growing except that if it lives in our backyard it must be hardy! I don't know any landscapers but offcuts are a marvellous idea! I really...
    Oh I never knew that about turf farmers and growing from runners. I really know nothing about grass growing except that if it lives in our backyard it must be hardy! I don't know any landscapers...

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  5. Ash

    Question Weed control

    The main reason why grass types change is due to the pH. Adding nitrogenous fertilizers acidifies the soil. So does the act of growing a lawn, ie the grass acidifies the soil it is growing on by...
    The main reason why grass types change is due to the pH. Adding nitrogenous fertilizers acidifies the soil. So does the act of growing a lawn, ie the grass acidifies the soil it is growing on by taking the nutrients it needs & leaving the rest. Liming will sort it out. It always used to be part...
    The main reason why grass types change is due to the pH. Adding nitrogenous fertilizers acidifies the soil. So does the act of growing a lawn, ie the grass acidifies the soil it is growing on by taking the nutrients it needs & leaving the...
    The main reason why grass types change is due to the pH. Adding nitrogenous fertilizers acidifies the soil. So does the act of growing a lawn, ie the grass acidifies the soil it is growing on by...

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  6. Mark
    Showcase

    My Selection Of Eggplant

    Oh great! I'm looking forward to seeing then and trying them out :twothumbsup: You're absolutely right. Best eaten young yes and very good in curries especially as a thickener.
    Oh great! I'm looking forward to seeing then and trying them out :twothumbsup: You're absolutely right. Best eaten young yes and very good in curries especially as a thickener.
    Oh great! I'm looking forward to seeing then and trying them out :twothumbsup: You're absolutely right. Best eaten young yes and very good in curries especially as a thickener.
    Oh great! I'm looking forward to seeing then and trying them out :twothumbsup: You're absolutely right. Best eaten young yes and very good in curries especially as a thickener.
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  7. ClissAT

    SPAM!

    Lol that happens to everyone :)
    Lol that happens to everyone :)
    Lol that happens to everyone :)
    Lol that happens to everyone :)
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  8. ClissAT

    Drought!

    Had some great light rain over the last few weeks!! Heaps of tank water and the gardens are going great! ahhh what a :cheers:great place to live
    Had some great light rain over the last few weeks!! Heaps of tank water and the gardens are going great! ahhh what a :cheers:great place to live
    Had some great light rain over the last few weeks!! Heaps of tank water and the gardens are going great! ahhh what a :cheers:great place to live
    Had some great light rain over the last few weeks!! Heaps of tank water and the gardens are going great! ahhh what a :cheers:great place to live
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  9. OskarDoLittle

    Tumbling composters

    "The days of turning compost over with a spade are gone" - I can totally get that! Congrats on your purchase @letsgo what a bargain! :shock: I grabbed the video from their website
    "The days of turning compost over with a spade are gone" - I can totally get that! Congrats on your purchase @letsgo what a bargain! :shock: I grabbed the video from their website
    "The days of turning compost over with a spade are gone" - I can totally get that! Congrats on your purchase @letsgo what a bargain! :shock: I grabbed the video from their website
    "The days of turning compost over with a spade are gone" - I can totally get that! Congrats on your purchase @letsgo what a bargain! :shock: I grabbed the video from their website

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  10. ClissAT

    Solstice 2016

    This year we have an unusual event occurring which is a full moon on the same day as the winter solstice. The last time this happened in Australia was June 1986. I'm not sure if these two events...
    This year we have an unusual event occurring which is a full moon on the same day as the winter solstice. The last time this happened in Australia was June 1986. I'm not sure if these two events are happening simultaneously to the minute or if there are minutes or hours between them but still...
    This year we have an unusual event occurring which is a full moon on the same day as the winter solstice. The last time this happened in Australia was June 1986. I'm not sure if these two events are happening simultaneously to the minute or if...
    This year we have an unusual event occurring which is a full moon on the same day as the winter solstice. The last time this happened in Australia was June 1986. I'm not sure if these two events...
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  11. stevo

    Wild Dogs killing Sheep - ABC landline

    That's a sad story Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
    That's a sad story Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
    That's a sad story Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
    That's a sad story Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
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  12. Mark

    Sunshine Coast radio

    Good idea
    Good idea
    Good idea
    Good idea
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  13. ClissAT

    Critters near the Chook House

    Stevo said:- I did a quick google and now I'm confused, I guess that's not hard :blush: :hysterical: don't worry Stevo, they have pills for that! :sneaky: Jacky lizards have a really slender long tail, those long back...
    Stevo said:- I did a quick google and now I'm confused, I guess that's not hard :blush: :hysterical: don't worry Stevo, they have pills for that! :sneaky: Jacky lizards have a really slender long tail, those long back toes for running fast & up trees plus they have a roughly diamond shaped head with a thin neck. Bearded...
    Stevo said:- I did a quick google and now I'm confused, I guess that's not hard :blush: :hysterical: don't worry Stevo, they have pills for that! :sneaky: Jacky lizards have a really slender long tail, those long back toes for running fast & up trees plus they have a...
    Stevo said:- I did a quick google and now I'm confused, I guess that's not hard :blush: :hysterical: don't worry Stevo, they have pills for that! :sneaky: Jacky lizards have a really slender long tail, those long back...

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  14. Steve

    Camping Fridge

    Prices seem reasonable!
    Prices seem reasonable!
    Prices seem reasonable!
    Prices seem reasonable!

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  15. stevo

    Tiny House Movement thread

    Stevo that's something I have thought of but the thing of building them myself has become rather daunting. So since I like the philosophy I thought maybe just let others do the building & charge a...
    Stevo that's something I have thought of but the thing of building them myself has become rather daunting. So since I like the philosophy I thought maybe just let others do the building & charge a nominal rent on the plot of land. You are right regarding finding people who I am comfortable...
    Stevo that's something I have thought of but the thing of building them myself has become rather daunting. So since I like the philosophy I thought maybe just let others do the building & charge a nominal rent on the plot of land. You are right...
    Stevo that's something I have thought of but the thing of building them myself has become rather daunting. So since I like the philosophy I thought maybe just let others do the building & charge a...
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  16. Ash

    Question Soil treatment

    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who live in Glenarbon and Goondiwindi, and I have lived in Gundy myself on the thick black soil that...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who live in Glenarbon and Goondiwindi, and I have lived...
    Ah, sodasol. I looked into that. Australia has such a diversity between towns even within the same region. I have been through Inglewood a number of times for a coffee stop with good friends who...
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  17. stevo

    Doomsday Preppers - TV show

    Yep I'm hearing ya :) I guess that's the general crux of the show, hence the name, but I reckon it would reach out to a wider audience if it had more how to instead of what I dud etc...
    Yep I'm hearing ya :) I guess that's the general crux of the show, hence the name, but I reckon it would reach out to a wider audience if it had more how to instead of what I dud etc...
    Yep I'm hearing ya :) I guess that's the general crux of the show, hence the name, but I reckon it would reach out to a wider audience if it had more how to instead of what I dud etc...
    Yep I'm hearing ya :) I guess that's the general crux of the show, hence the name, but I reckon it would reach out to a wider audience if it had more how to instead of what I dud etc...
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  18. stevo

    Kevin McCloud - Escape to the Wild

    We have a Doomsday Prepper thread here :cheers: hasn't been posted in for a while
    We have a Doomsday Prepper thread here :cheers: hasn't been posted in for a while
    We have a Doomsday Prepper thread here :cheers: hasn't been posted in for a while
    We have a Doomsday Prepper thread here :cheers: hasn't been posted in for a while
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  19. stevo

    EcoCapsule

    Very good point! Yeah, I suppose so - someone would eventually vandalise it though such as people are these days...
    Very good point! Yeah, I suppose so - someone would eventually vandalise it though such as people are these days...
    Very good point! Yeah, I suppose so - someone would eventually vandalise it though such as people are these days...
    Very good point! Yeah, I suppose so - someone would eventually vandalise it though such as people are these days...
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  20. Mark

    Cheap replacement for dishwasher cutlery basket

    Tim, your post was a blast. Our dishwasher is rarely used as my wife finds it quicker to ha wash the dishes than to load, set, then unload the dishwasher. Probably uses less water as well, but it...
    Tim, your post was a blast. Our dishwasher is rarely used as my wife finds it quicker to ha wash the dishes than to load, set, then unload the dishwasher. Probably uses less water as well, but it is convenient to have when guests are invited- too many dishes to wash then, and we don't like the...
    Tim, your post was a blast. Our dishwasher is rarely used as my wife finds it quicker to ha wash the dishes than to load, set, then unload the dishwasher. Probably uses less water as well, but it is convenient to have when guests are invited-...
    Tim, your post was a blast. Our dishwasher is rarely used as my wife finds it quicker to ha wash the dishes than to load, set, then unload the dishwasher. Probably uses less water as well, but it...

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  21. Barrett Jakeman

    Looking for self-sufficient spiritual community in South Africa

    Welcome Mike and thanks for joining SSC. I think Barrett has moved on unfortunately...
    Welcome Mike and thanks for joining SSC. I think Barrett has moved on unfortunately...
    Welcome Mike and thanks for joining SSC. I think Barrett has moved on unfortunately...
    Welcome Mike and thanks for joining SSC. I think Barrett has moved on unfortunately...
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  22. DAN

    How do i find a good place to be self sufficient?

    Is there any photos of the property you can post up?
    Is there any photos of the property you can post up?
    Is there any photos of the property you can post up?
    Is there any photos of the property you can post up?
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  23. stevo

    Composting Toilet

    Awesome, you can even leave it at the kerb each week for collection, hose it out and you're good to go! :)
    Awesome, you can even leave it at the kerb each week for collection, hose it out and you're good to go! :)
    Awesome, you can even leave it at the kerb each week for collection, hose it out and you're good to go! :)
    Awesome, you can even leave it at the kerb each week for collection, hose it out and you're good to go! :)
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  24. Mark

    Sea Princess Cruise Ship Holiday Review

    We went with my in-laws and my mother in-law has lupus plus she has celiac disease so her dietary requirements are extremely limited; however, the cruise ship staff bent over backwards to...
    We went with my in-laws and my mother in-law has lupus plus she has celiac disease so her dietary requirements are extremely limited; however, the cruise ship staff bent over backwards to accommodate and she always had a choice of great food to eat. They even make an excellent gluten free pizza...
    We went with my in-laws and my mother in-law has lupus plus she has celiac disease so her dietary requirements are extremely limited; however, the cruise ship staff bent over backwards to accommodate and she always had a choice of great food to...
    We went with my in-laws and my mother in-law has lupus plus she has celiac disease so her dietary requirements are extremely limited; however, the cruise ship staff bent over backwards to...
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  25. Director

    Earthships

    More info here: And there's a couple of docos around the place too, let me know if you can't find them. I did hear how they came up with the name but I forget the details now. I 'think' it had...
    More info here: And there's a couple of docos around the place too, let me know if you can't find them. I did hear how they came up with the name but I forget the details now. I 'think' it had something to do with being a safe vessel in a pretty turbulent sea (world). The temperatures stay...
    More info here: And there's a couple of docos around the place too, let me know if you can't find them. I did hear how they came up with the name but I forget the details now. I 'think' it had something to do with being a safe vessel in a...
    More info here: And there's a couple of docos around the place too, let me know if you can't find them. I did hear how they came up with the name but I forget the details now. I 'think' it had...
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