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Old 04-28-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Ok, this is second season of mine tub pond with siporex walls , on terrace above garage.

It overwintered fine but i had to do some work before filling up





Some paint was in order



... and plumbing work



From last year i had some cane



In tub i put a layer of heavy loam from basement and on top of it gravel to try to have a clear water. Of plants i put mentioned cane and dug up some water iris on friend`s uncle pond. And had some water lily too from last year



It should flower soon



Ive got first visitors too



So, i was browsing a store one day and found this









Sometime later friend sent me some water solider



and some other plant , i think its from Nuphar family, close to water lily

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Old 05-01-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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Cool idea. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Do you plan on putting any fish in there.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:32 AM   #3
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Cool idea. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Do you plan on putting any fish in there.
Problem is, i have to drain tub over winter or it would crack so i dont know what would i do with fishes. I have one spare 20g aquarium so ill think of something

This is how pond looked like last year

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Old 08-19-2011, 12:41 PM   #4
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This is situation in tub how it looks now... Im really satisfied... Water is a bit more muddy than usual because i was doing some rearagments. That bit of red are three gold fishes, i cant have more because they will have to overwinter in aquarium. But i have youngsters also.

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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.

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

Hope this helps.

It really great though.

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Old 08-21-2011, 02:23 PM   #6
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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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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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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.

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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

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Here are a couple of drawing to help you understand what I mean.

Use may use these as you wish.





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Here are a couple of drawing to help you understand what I mean.

Use may use these as you wish.

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Tnx, pretty elaborate drawings, did you doing something like that for yourself?
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Ice from about 2 weeks ago



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

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wow thats pretty neat!!

you didnt drain it this year? no cracks so far?
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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
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Ic, hope for the best come spring!
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