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sandybottom 04-30-2015 10:10 PM

my whiskey barrel pond.4/30/2015
 
I tossed this together this afternoon. I hope you enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9PM0dPpJx8

RussellTheShihTzu 05-01-2015 05:37 AM

Just gorgeous! But, you know, I could become jealous of creative people since I was woefully shortchanged in that department. :lol:

Slaz 05-01-2015 06:26 AM

My question is; what did you you do to sterilize the whiskey barrel? The reason I ask; is because about 10 years ago; I purchased a dozen discarded barrels from a brewery. Was able to obtain about a gallon of the best pure whiskey out of each. Called "Swish". So me thinks; that unless that barrel has been totally neutralized; it could be toxic to your fish.

sandybottom 05-01-2015 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Slaz (Post 6086850)
My question is; what did you you do to sterilize the whiskey barrel? The reason I ask; is because about 10 years ago; I purchased a dozen discarded barrels from a brewery. Was able to obtain about a gallon of the best pure whiskey out of each. Called "Swish". So me thinks; that unless that barrel has been totally neutralized; it could be toxic to your fish.

It has a drop in barrel liner.

sandybottom 05-01-2015 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by RussellTheShihTzu (Post 6086794)
Just gorgeous! But, you know, I could become jealous of creative people since I was woefully shortchanged in that department. :lol:

Thanks. I had a lot of fun throwing it together. It was really quite easy.

It is still a bit chilly at night here, so there is an aquarium heater.

I am going to get a dwarf water lily. I am thinking a hermine lily. If they are out of stock I will go with a helvola or a Perry's baby red.

Slaz 05-01-2015 10:53 AM

Good to hear. Looks good. I just may try one in conjunction with a waterfall set up.

sandybottom 05-03-2015 09:26 AM

After only a few days of being set up, the parrots feather has already doubled in size and is now breaking the surface.

One of the water lettuce is perking up and starting to float correctly. The other lost most of it's root system. I am guessing that it will bounce back quickly though.

The floating and submersible plants came from Florida. During the trip they were flattened a bit and resulted in them not floating correctly.

I think adding the submersible heater benefited the plants as much as the fish.

Roccus 05-05-2015 01:42 PM

sweet!... a friend of mine has a similar set up.. only his doesn't look so pretty...

sandybottom 05-06-2015 07:28 AM

Thanks so much Roccus. It is looking better everyday.

willow 05-16-2015 04:55 AM

hi
it's so pretty :-D


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