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post #16 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-10-2008, 11:56 PM
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post #17 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 08:40 AM
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Simply amazing.
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post #18 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-11-2008, 03:23 PM
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Hi sony, I can see you ended up here as well

Learning from quite a similar, but different style of project I've done earlier on
project sunken garden

My advice : Make sure everything does not leak. It does devastate one when the system starts to leak, esp when the setup is just maturing.

Secondly, if you are able to modify, do separate the water system for waterfall apart from the main tank. Save yourself lots of CO2 out gassing and probably cleaner tank too.

The masonry work is very typical of traditional indonesian garden-cliff style, most complimented with a waterfall. What makes this one unique is the pond with a cut section viewing window.
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You guys from Indonesia make me sick!!!

That looks amazing!!!!!!

Best of luck with it! And please keep this thread updated!!
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post #20 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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These photo are taken this morning 12th November 2008.

The waterfall




preparation for glass


Filter


settlement chamber using vortex (Hopefully work )



This is second and third chamber i'll use brush or lots of bio ball. The fourth chamber i will use jap mat to make sure the water clean to the fifth chamber that will be a pump chamber.

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post #21 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys.

@Fastfreddie
Actually this kind of ponds is usual in Indonesia.
But the different is using glass for side view just like Medicineman said. His pond really inspired me to make the pond like his.
I learned to make this pond by reading from many many many forum in the internet ha ha ha ha
This is my home. Home Sweet Home

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Yea Rummy nose tetra really great fish for community tank. They really are beatifull fish

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ha ha ha ha Actually i have read this forum for a long time and i've seen Jeffry's (R4narok) and your thread in this forum. Your pond and Jeffry's really inspired me he he he he
Thank you for you advice. Actually i have ball valve to turn off the waterfall. And just like your advice, every outlet from the filter has a ball valve. And the rail for glass now has been made deeper to 11 cm just like your advice. Thank you so much
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post #22 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-12-2008, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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I cannot upload the picture of the filter.
I don't know why

BTW i will use fiber glass on each corner of the pond. Just to make sure there are no leakage.
The last process i will use black color water proofing material.
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sonythan what do they seal the cement or concrete with? Do they leach any lime or anything into the pond, water garden or aquapond (what ever you call them) lol.

I was thinking of doing something like this in my basement but that was my only concern about the leaching effect that may happen. I was going to use a epoxy like they use on ponds to seal it up just incase so I didnt have to worry about it.
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I actually don't know what kind of material that they use to seal the concrete.
They said they will use ready to use special pond cement. In Indonesia there are many brand for that material.

hmm i don't know about epoxy. but if you really want to sure there are no leakage you can use fiberglass (REALLLYYY EXPENSIVE )
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post #25 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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These picture taken today (16 November 2008)



From second floor





The filter. There is an error in the vortex chamber, the pipe suppose to be right in the center of the vortex.





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Nice auto top-off system you have prepared there.
Though it reminds me right away to what one might find at the inside of a water tower, or even within your toilet seat

Individual ball valves. That is also the way to go!

And I have not seen any roof yet. You will want one of those, a semi clear one to filter out strong sun ray but allowing enough light to penetrate.
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post #27 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-29-2008, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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that's right. I'm using the ball for water tower although i don't know whether it will work or not.

I will add the roof later. I'm running out of budget now ha ha ha ha ha

ok here is the update. Sorry it the latest update after 2 weeks sooooo busy with my work....







the sealant takes almost 5 days to half cure... I wonder do i have the right sealant product. it is still not fully cure now hmmmmmm.....
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post #28 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-29-2008, 12:34 PM
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moving right along this is going to look really nice.

55 gallon low tech
150 gallon. eco complete, 330 watt cf, eheim 2128 and 2028, pressurized co2 with am 1000 reactor, pinpoint ph controller
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this is my old pond in my old home




Filter (DIY)


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moving right along this is going to look really nice.
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