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Simply Koi and More Koi • View topic - New growing-on pond

New growing-on pond

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New growing-on pond

Postby Bob Hart » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:30 am

Hi all,

Some of you may remember but a while back I had a leak on my plastic tank growing-on pond. Well I found at least 2 more leaks, all in the corners where I dont think I supported the tank properly and there was too much pressure on the corners.

So decided it had to go and be rebuilt.

Tank and insulation on the lawn (loosly termed a lawn), after the tank was cut up into pieces with my small electric grinder/cutter.
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Decided to build the new one the 'Gazza way' and luckily for me Gazza found me some materials. The 3/4" plywood was a really good ply that had been removed from a job Gazza was on and each 4' x 2' sheet was quite heavy, showing it's quality. This was screwed onto the shed structure.
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This ply then has 'Unistrut' bolted to it. This unistrut is very strong and of course Gazza found some of this without a home, for me (nice man that Gazza).
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Inslulation is then fitted between the unistrut lengths. The insulation I used was the Kingspan type, easy to cut into place.
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Then further sheets of ply were added to the front of the Unistrut. This is fitted using the proper Unistrut fixings known as Zebs, and each bolt head is countersunk into the ply. You can see on the back wall where this has been fitted.
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Then it was onto the floor. A similar structure was applied here, but of course the bottom drain pipework got a little in the way. The bottom drain pipework was wrapped in many layers of bubble wrap to add further insulation. 4 lengths of Unistrut were put in place here.

Insulation then fitted into the floor and the top layer of ply fitted into place.
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Postby sharpy30 » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:54 am

you have been very busy bob.


looks very good and strong.

how many gallons will this one be when finished?


i see you have been picking matt's brains (grp)



dont you ever have a day off?


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Postby Gazza » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:51 pm

Hey thats some nice wood is that a Beach finish on that :lol: :lol:

Looking very good Bob and cant wait to see the finished product which i reckon will hold around 440 gallons depending how high you fill it :wink:
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Postby jason-m » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:56 pm

Was gonna ask the total cost but at the minute it appears to be ZERO... :lol:
Looks like there will be a good drink in it for you Gazza.... :wink:

Now back to work Bob and keep them pics coming...... 8)

ps, it looks good mate
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Postby macaws fly » Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:57 pm

nice one Bob!! but don't you ever go to work ? :twisted: :twisted:

i take it from your last trial with fibreglass that youll be doing it BP style and diong it yourself..
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Postby Bob Hart » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:12 pm

The rest of the floor was fitted, then the inside walls.
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Then quadrent pieces were cut and fitted to all the corners. All the screw holes were then filled with filler.
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Just got to rub down the filler now and it's ready for glassing. Picked up all the glass materials yesterday, so roll on Saturday.
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Postby Gazza » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:18 pm

Blimey Bob no wonder you used so many screws and Zeb's :shock: thats defiantly not going anywhere :wink:
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Postby Bob Hart » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:33 pm

Thought I'd make sure there was no movement Gazza.

Fibreglassing - yes DIY on Saturday

Cost so far - Some insulation £12, additional Zebs and Screws £15, some wood £10, Fibreglass approx £100

Work Mark, I'm always at work - then I have to find time for all the projects
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Postby Gazza » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:58 pm

Hi Bob,

How did it go is it glassed yet :?: :?:

I was going to pop in but didn't leave Canterbury till gone 5......thats PM :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Postby jason-m » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:06 pm

I thought we were going to see some glassing pics tonight as well
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Postby Bob Hart » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:35 pm

Yeah of course it's glassed, just didnt take any pictures.

Had to also repiar my Easy, as some K1 had dropped through and blocked the borrom drain, a right bugger to fix. Didnt finish til 7.30 pm, so perhaps some pics of the glassing tomorrow - although I've got to be somewhere special so may not get round to it!
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Postby Gazza » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:59 pm

YOU LUCKY BUGGER :cry: :cry:

Say hi for me and give em me best :wink:
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Postby kayoss » Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:11 pm

Will do Gazza! :wink: :D

See you tomorrow Bob! :lol:

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Postby vippymini » Sat Sep 16, 2006 11:05 pm

are you off to a farm in the country :wink: :wink:
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Postby Bob Hart » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:52 pm

Glassed the pond last Saturday, a couple of pictures - Sorry for the delay in putting them up.

Been working on the filtration this week, will soon be full up with water and working. Too much to do this weekend though, so perhaps during the week.

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