The weather this weekend has been gorgeous! Approx. 60-64 degrees both days! I've missed it so much! I spent the entire weekend outside. Finished digging the hole for the fish vat, leveled out the ground for the final placement of the greenhouse, (more on that later,) and cut all the PVC pipes for the bell siphons.
I think the most frustrating part of the weekend was working on the bell siphons. Such a simple concept took a bit of trial and error. All the videos I watched on how to make them seemed so simple. Once I figured it out, though, it really was. Everyone said that the "stand pipe" determines the height of the water that the siphon begins. After experimenting with this, I only partially agree. It seems to me that the height of the "bell" portion also helps dictate the start of the siphon. Perhaps the amount of "gap" between the top of each? I really don't know....all I do know is that when I finally got it to work I yelled, "YES!" and did a little happy dance. My poor dog looked at me like I was crazy!