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post #1 of 15 Old 11-13-2007, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Future Pond, is concrete bad?

I have been looking into making a pond in the near future. I have seen various ways to build ponds and I have personally seen some very beautiful large ponds made out of concrete/cement. In a battle over cash, this way seems more cheaper as well as a larger pond, but is it safe for fish? I have until around Feb. or so to do this but I just wanted to get some early opinions on this. Thanks.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-13-2007, 10:55 PM
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concrete is safe, but it needs time to cure. it jacks the ph sky high for awhile and that can only be fixed by lots of water changes.
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post #3 of 15 Old 11-14-2007, 06:34 PM
I'm surprised to see you say concrete is cheaper. Rubber linings seem cheaper to me but hey crete is almost $100 a yard delivered in my area.
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post #4 of 15 Old 11-14-2007, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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I'm surprised to see you say concrete is cheaper. Rubber linings seem cheaper to me but hey crete is almost $100 a yard delivered in my area.
We have family in the concrete bussiness so we get quite a bargain. My dad has taken advantage of this by placing concrete wherever possible in the bckyard. I actually love it cause we always end up with one of those trucks with the twisting butts. It always cracks me up
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-15-2007, 01:59 AM
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if you use crcrete,will it need something extra mixed in
to stop the water leaking through. ?
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post #6 of 15 Old 11-16-2007, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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if you use crcrete,will it need something extra mixed in
to stop the water leaking through. ?
not shure tahts possible willow. tho they do a pretty slick job anyways so im shure when we finally get them to do it, it should look flawless.
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post #7 of 15 Old 11-17-2007, 04:26 PM
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cool,well in that case,get diggin,and take plenty pics. :)
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post #8 of 15 Old 11-17-2007, 10:01 PM
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have fun diggen im bored
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post #9 of 15 Old 11-20-2007, 10:31 AM
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Sounds like a fun project Tange. Any idea what sort of size you're looking to build?
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post #10 of 15 Old 11-21-2007, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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I really dont know Kate. I want a nice large one but space is an issue. U see our back yard is loaded with trees and plants. This is not too recent but as u can see, our back yard is a jungle even in winter. Mum wont let me remove plants and my dad does not let me place it in that area in the middle of the paths or in the large dirt area(thats where we set up a large pool every year ). Its really gonna be tough to figure out the best area with the largest space.
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