Habitat - Outdoor :: My new raised pond!

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:57 am   My new raised pond!

first of all, thank you 'Petfreak1321' for inspiring me and giving me this idea! (http://www.redearslider.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16433)




I decided on using 4x4 pieces of wood, 8 feet and 4 feet pieces, 7 pieces high.
i measured each wood and made marks along each wood, predrilling holes in each wood to insert 14 pieces of rebar. drilling took a while, but putting it together was like playing with LEGOS.

When we bought the liner from home depot, we bought the epdm liner, which costs $13 compared to $8 pvc liner, but the workers are stupid and wrote down the item number for the pvc liner, so we saved quite alot!

(this premeasurement didn't turn out quite as i thought though, it ended up with about .25 gaps, as you can see in the pics). also, some pieces of wood seem to be jutting out, this is because i did not center the drill bit perfectly.


there are four small turtles in there with 10 feeder fish i have had for a while that now look like mini koi.

I am on my way to aquire some pond plants now.


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 5:51 am   

That looks really nice! Good work!
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:21 am   

Looks great. I really like this design. It looks neat and tidy.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:30 pm   

Looks great! I've always envisioned making a pond in that manner (with the liner).
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:14 pm   

Great Work!

I'm planning on creating a pond like this aswell, but my question was is the rebar drilled in the ground aswell, or is everything above the concrete?

And how do you seal the pond liner to the wood?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:58 pm   

This turned out GORGEOUS - I love the turtle fountain, and are there "steps" leading up the basking area?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:55 pm   

That is absolutely gorgeous!! My husband just thought of doing something like this last week. We're considering putting one in our teeny back yard.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:21 pm   

Very nice!:D
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:08 pm   

How many gallons is it?
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:52 am   

sfmmfreak wrote:Great Work!

I'm planning on creating a pond like this aswell, but my question was is the rebar drilled in the ground aswell, or is everything above the concrete?

And how do you seal the pond liner to the wood?



because 7 4x4s, which are 3.5x3.5 stacked up measure 24.5 inches, and the rebar is only 24 inches, the first layer of wood we drilled "pockets" for the rebar. so everything is above the concrete.

as for the liner, after having it filled up,
we put planks of wood on top then drilled screws right through.




the basking platform is made up of two milk crates stacked up. the ramps came from my younger brothers toy dump truck set. everything is zip tied together.
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:58 am   

Thanks for the insight.

One last question, how much did this project cost you?
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:10 am   

here in hawaii, 4x4s cost about $8 i think, so 21*8
the liner cost me 80ish?
the rebar, 14*(however much a 2 feet rebar costs...dollar or so?)

pump and hose: around 50 i think...
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:08 am   

beautiful, i love that style of pond!
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:17 pm   

It came out very nice!
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Post Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:34 pm   

timmyng531 wrote:here in hawaii, 4x4s cost about $8 i think, so 21*8
the liner cost me 80ish?
the rebar, 14*(however much a 2 feet rebar costs...dollar or so?)

pump and hose: around 50 i think...


just to clarify, that comes to about $315 :D That's a pretty cheap tank!
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