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02-12-2012 11:16 PM
majstor76
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Originally Posted by menoseloso View Post
what type of substrate? MGOCPS with clay? that would really get anything growing especially with sunlight. again, nice plans you got there!!
We dont have mgocps here. For my tubpod i just used clay from basement (very clean, didnt see sky from the 60s) with very good results.
02-12-2012 10:31 PM
majstor76 This is current situation



And this is plan



That smaller pond will be shallow bog, connected on same level with semi deep canal and deep pond with a slope going deeper (5ft) away from house. That wood deck will be about 2-3 feet over the pond for hiding equipment. That deck closer to house will be with bricks and theres 2-3 steps for going to lower lever (brick deck will be higher). For privacy screen ill use Virginiana 'Skyrocket'. Its narrow and tall.
For the fauna ill want some kois and maybe some regular goldies and for plants irises, water lily, cyperus papyrus and such. Filtration i intend to use the lower the possible with light fish load. Filtration pit will probaby be below that wood deck.
Pond and bog will have concrete collar with red bricks for paving and dont know yet for that walk... Maybe bricks too, will see
02-12-2012 03:56 PM
Kworker This makes me dream of my fantasy indoor pond with a huge school of clown loaches and lots of other schooling fish .. and a sea world style horizontal viewing window.. lol. Your layout looks awesome
02-12-2012 02:03 PM
menoseloso man wow. that looks totally amazing. I really love that idea of the connecting pond that looks natural. what are you planning on stocking in it? how about flora? what type of substrate? MGOCPS with clay? that would really get anything growing especially with sunlight. again, nice plans you got there!!
02-12-2012 11:50 AM
majstor76 I am writing series of articles about pond equipment, for local aquarium forum, and i need a photo of bottom drain to put it in the article. So if anyone has his own closeup picture of bottom drain and would like to share please post it here or sent it to my pm.

Im also making plans for this year about making big pond, here is what it would look like:

01-06-2012 07:32 PM
h4n Ic, hope for the best come spring!
01-06-2012 02:07 PM
majstor76
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Originally Posted by h4n View Post
wow thats pretty neat!!

you didnt drain it this year? no cracks so far?
Well, i was thinking to try one winter without draining/dismantling the tub and with 3 goldfishes in it (theres one youngster with them too). Water column is about 12 inches, a bit shallow for fishes but will see in spring how all panned out.
Tub is old and made of 1/3 inch of cast iron, so i dont expect cracks, but checking regulary.
Its not really so cold here in Croatia (as image of ice would suggest) but these external ponds freeze much more that dug-in ones and they need much more time to unfreeze. In dug-in ones a earth is keeping it warm.
But all that ice is almost melted since temperatures are now at average about 40F
01-06-2012 11:30 AM
h4n wow thats pretty neat!!

you didnt drain it this year? no cracks so far?
01-06-2012 10:18 AM
majstor76 Ice from about 2 weeks ago



In the meantime, lastyear youngsters are growing in aquarium (parents are below all that ice)

08-23-2011 10:15 AM
majstor76
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Originally Posted by wespastor View Post
Here are a couple of drawing to help you understand what I mean.

Use may use these as you wish.

Best wishes,
Wes
Tnx, pretty elaborate drawings, did you doing something like that for yourself?
08-22-2011 06:48 PM
wespastor Here are a couple of drawing to help you understand what I mean.

Use may use these as you wish.





Best wishes,
Wes
08-21-2011 03:26 PM
majstor76
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Originally Posted by wespastor View Post
Actually I ws thinking more like large stone boulders bigger than one's head.

The cultered stones are actually colored concrete made to resemble the stones the size of one's head only they are half the weight and split so that they have a flat side to them.
Aha, i understand now since watching videos and found something close enough

http://www.dekokamen.hr/pdf/katalogOblutak.pdf

Ill think about that solution

tnx
08-21-2011 02:35 PM
wespastor Actually I ws thinking more like large stone boulders bigger than one's head.

The cultered stones are actually colored concrete made to resemble the stones the size of one's head only they are half the weight and split so that they have a flat side to them.

Best wishes,
Wes
08-21-2011 02:29 PM
majstor76 Some more picture

















08-21-2011 02:23 PM
majstor76
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Originally Posted by wespastor View Post
I think this is a great idea. It a great way to recycle that used tub from some remodeling project instead of sending it to a land fill.
O, *that* old tub from 60s wouldnt end up on land fill in any case since its made of cast iron about 1/2 inch thick. People who are in scrap metal bussines would have been very gratefull if i shoud give it to them.

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Originally Posted by wespastor View Post
However

It would be great if you could cover the concrete look with some cultured stone veneer and then stack some other stones around that so it does seems so ... obtuse.

Here a link to a sample of what I mean http://www.culturedstone.com/product...eam-stone.aspx
True, this white walls seems too plain and soon as i get some money i will do something about it. You were probaby thinking about something that is in croatia called "kulir" or little round stones mixed with cement and put on some wall. Something like this

http://www.bmb.hr/vrt/components/com...e=300&fileout=
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