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Old 06-13-2012, 12:29 AM
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I am so close to being done, just have to add some rocks to the waterfall area. I have a few pieces of driftwood I'll be adding in place shorty that will fill up some of the open space in the center and give additional places to plant tilandsias, broms, etc. Any suggestion, comments,etc?

This is obviously not in the tank, it's the false bottom and the connected egg crate walls

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How are you actually keeping the water in that little pond of yours? Are you going to allow it to overflow? May you please explain the waterfall process?
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How are you actually keeping the water in that little pond of yours? Are you going to allow it to overflow? May you please explain the waterfall process?
it looks like waterfall sealant foam, so maybe it's sealed?
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Neither of you are correct hahah it was a pretty big pre made pond that I bought from menards. Like 2ft by 1ft and It had some cool corners in it. I cut apart all the corners for it and used some electrical tape to hold it together, then I foamed the heck out of it with regular GS on the back side which held it in place for good. When that was done it was that size and had the plastic gaps from me having cut it up and kinda pieces it together so I put silicone in between all the gaps. After that dried I used another coating of silicone and did it over the entire pond to make it all the same brown color. Then I drilled a whole in the side and placed the PVC in it and once again silicones that in place making sure to get every gap and then some. You can't even see the PVC pipe in the bottom of it but on the left side of the tank it runs to the back left corner where it gets recycled
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I'm on my phone let me see if I have a better picture of the PVC and of the pond before it was in place

here's the pond before it was cut up
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Here is the foamed pond
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Here is the pond in the tank with a comparison of some Tupperware you should be able to see the silicone lines on this picture. If you can't I'll upload a better quality when I get home.
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Finally the PVC running back to the filter house you get the idea haha
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Nice. Look forward to seeing it in a tank. How deep will the water end up bing in the pond section?
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Was hoping it was going I be up to the brim but that didn't happen on the first test. So I cut it down about 1'' and we will see how that goes. Here's an updated picture.

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I have a lot of drift wood and cork bark pieces that I'm putting in once I get the rest all squared away. Hoping it'll be done by the weekend!!!
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Nice job with the pond
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That pond will look great in your tank you'll be placing it in. Looks awesome so far!!!
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The tanks been up for a few months now, growing in very well. I'll post pictures in my frog room thread soon
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