Habitat - Outdoor :: My new and improved Pond

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:05 pm   My new and improved Pond

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3.2.2 Red-Eared Sliders, 600g Pond
0.0.4 D. Leucomelas
0.0.1 Red-Eyed Tree Frog
0.0.7 Fire-Bellied Toads
0.1.0 Paddle-Tailed Newt
2.0.0 Fire-Bellied Newt
1.0.0 Green Anole
1.2.0 Jack Russell, Chihuahua, Tosa-Inu
29g Freshwater
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:41 pm   

Looks fantastic! I need to try to make something like that.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:44 pm   

that's adorable!
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:04 pm   

Thats a lot of 4x4's wow.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:57 pm   

cute turts
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:13 pm   

Those are some pretty happy looking turtles!

Is their basking platform free-floating? If it is, one of these days it's going to float over next to the side of the pond and some adventurous turt is going to escape.
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:16 am   

The basking area is not free floating, it is ancored by a small brick. I need to get a larger brick though, I notice it moving a little sometimes.

I was going to try a full size brick, but I know that larger turtles and fish will think they can fit through and cause damage.

I also am going to use a small for the pumps, to raise them off the bottom a bit.
3.2.2 Red-Eared Sliders, 600g Pond
0.0.4 D. Leucomelas
0.0.1 Red-Eyed Tree Frog
0.0.7 Fire-Bellied Toads
0.1.0 Paddle-Tailed Newt
2.0.0 Fire-Bellied Newt
1.0.0 Green Anole
1.2.0 Jack Russell, Chihuahua, Tosa-Inu
29g Freshwater
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:48 am   

Looks great, what are the dimensions of that?
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:08 am   

On the secong pic it looks like the turtle all the way to the left has some stuff on his shell. Try getting it off with a soft toothbrush.

The pond looks great. How many gallons?
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:23 am   

How lucky they are. It is just beautiful.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:05 pm   

It is 8'L x 4'W x 2.5'H = 600 gallons

The turtle in that picture was basking for a while before the picture was taken, just more dry than the other. I appreciate the concern though, thanks.
3.2.2 Red-Eared Sliders, 600g Pond
0.0.4 D. Leucomelas
0.0.1 Red-Eyed Tree Frog
0.0.7 Fire-Bellied Toads
0.1.0 Paddle-Tailed Newt
2.0.0 Fire-Bellied Newt
1.0.0 Green Anole
1.2.0 Jack Russell, Chihuahua, Tosa-Inu
29g Freshwater
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:15 pm   

what was the total cost of the project?
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:45 pm   

i love that pond! what do you do for filtration? is it easy to keep clean? i love the simple design :)
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Post Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:54 pm   

Response from redearedslider.com:


Cost:
(All at Lowe's)
4'x4'x8' qty:21 @ $8 each = $168
10" x 1/2" Bolts qty:24 @ $2 each = $48
1/2" Nuts qty:24 @ $.25 each = $6
1/2" Washers qty:48 @ $.10 each = $4.80
24" x 1/2" Re-Bar qty:10 @ $2 each = $20

I don't remember how much the liner was (my guess would be $70). It was recycled from the old pond, luckily I let extra liner hang over on the old pond so that It could be used for an upgrade (not planned).

For underlay I used old carpeting

Total ~ $250 (+ $70 for liner = $320)

I will post a picture of filtration as soon as I get the chance
3.2.2 Red-Eared Sliders, 600g Pond
0.0.4 D. Leucomelas
0.0.1 Red-Eyed Tree Frog
0.0.7 Fire-Bellied Toads
0.1.0 Paddle-Tailed Newt
2.0.0 Fire-Bellied Newt
1.0.0 Green Anole
1.2.0 Jack Russell, Chihuahua, Tosa-Inu
29g Freshwater
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:06 pm   

that is a really awesome pond. i wish i could make something like that. those are some cute turtles and fishies. that must take up your entire back porch O.o!!
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