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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:47 am 
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hey ya'll, can someone look at this auction on ebay and tell me if you think this would work well for making my own compost teas?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 3638538264

the big fault I find so far is that it is run by two d-cell batteries but i wonder if it could be converted to somehow run on household current.

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In theory it should work. Here's what I did.

I went to Wal*Mart and got an 18-gallon Rubbermaid bin, a small fish tank aerator, an airstone, and the hose to connect the aerator to the air stone. Total cost for all that brand new equipment was about $20, and it makes 15 gallons at a time. You might already have some of that stuff around or could find the aquarium stuff at a garage sale.

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I have one of those for keeping minnows alive, but found out it goes thru batteries to fast. The two batteries will not last one fishing outing. Maybe mine is defective. I went to Academy Sports and bought a '12 volt livewell aerator; and cut off the alligator clips and soldered on a connector. I have a 120V - > 12V converted I bought from Radio Shack 20+ years ago. It works great. The aerator has 3 suction feet on the bottom which holds it in place. I fill about 3/4 full a 5 gallon bucket, put in the aerator then put the sock with compost tea fixings in. Turn on the aerator and it foams real good. If I was to buy all the things today I probably would spend about $50 - $75 dollars. Since I don't have time to fish. I use it to aerator compost tea. Like Dchall_San_Antonio says, you may already have most of what you need. I found you use what works best for you and what you can afford.

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thank you very much for the info guys. ya'll are right - i do have most of the equipment here at home so now all i have to do is keep my eyes open for a pump at garage sales and i'll be set.

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You can purchase a high rated aquarium pump over the internet for less than $15.00. Why wait for a garage sale?


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oh wow! good idea - thank you very much!


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Gar wrote:
Since I don't have time to fish.


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You ought to be ashamed of yourself! No time for fishing??????
This is not something you really want to advertise in public. I suggest that you rectify (sp?) the situation by taking off a few days from work and actually go fishing. The truth be known I should be ashamed of myself for saying anything to you about this....... It's been a while since I have been fishing myself. LOL

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