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My portable 250 gallon cedar pond build

Discussion in 'Member's Aquarium and Fish Pictures' started by Chances, May 25, 2018.

  1. Chances

    Chances New Member

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    7 years ago this august, I had a life changing event.
    I drove a 26 foot box van delivery truck for a living, and on August 1st 2011, according to the people that saw it, I was on the tail end of the truck reached up for the rope to pull the door down, and instead, fell backwards. I landed on the right back side of my head...
    In the months that followed, it became clear that we could no longer keep our 100 year old house. The aquariums went. I couldn't maintain my 75' x 37' koi pond....
    We sold the house. We now live in a 39 foot class A motor coach
    Our base is an RV park just south of Portland.
    The guy in the space next to us works for a fencing company, so he gets #2 Cedar fence boards cheap. I buy them for 50 cents a board. I can't bear being without some sort of aquaculture...
    So I built this:

     

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    Chances New Member

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    This was the pond I gave up when we sold the house
     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)

    Both ponds are nice in their own way, one is small and formal while the other is wild and extravagant :)

    Did you use a plastic pond in the cedar box or a rubber pond liner?
     
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    Hello and my goodness I'm sorry for your accident!
    You're old pond was certainly magnificent but you're new one is adorable and looks to be the perfect fix for your situation! I'd love to have one similar!
     
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    EPDM pond liner, I've had preforms crack on me after a few years....
     
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    A good friend that lives about 50 miles from my shop asked me to build her one like mine. She's supplying the liner .
    It needed to be built, then disassembled for transport to her house, where she has a pad prepared just for the pond.
    I'll go out to her place in two weeks and install it.
    63"L x 32"W X 24"D
    All screw and polyurethane glue construction
     

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    thrujenseyes Member

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    the cat :) haha
    looks great though!
     
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    That's the Late Great Pogo Mau (Pogo Mau on FaceBook) he was my constant companion for 13 years. I was the first human he ever saw or smelled, and I was the last. I miss him greatly....
     
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    awww. it's so hard when they have to leave
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. I like your both ponds. Really both are awesome. Thanks for sharing your memories.
     

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