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    hot tub converted into pond

    Discussion in 'Outdoor Ponds' started by ericifish, Nov 26, 2008.

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      we have a hot tub in my backyard thats been siting for about a year now because the water heater is broken. we have always played around with the idea of turning it into a pond, but now me and my dad are geting serious about it. its about a 3-4 person and looks almost identical to this one. we know we have to plug the holes were the jets come out, and we were thinking we could use two of them for the filter. we are planning on using another fish tank we have for the sump. any ideas / comments?

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      bump for mah redneck pond ? :(

      well tomorrow we are going to look at pluging some of the holes and tearing off the wood trim around it. then start digging i guess and puting together the filter
       
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      i know pacu mom uses the pumps for her tank. Maybe checking into that would help. Good luck
       
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      thanks. ill check it out
       
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      Good idea in my opinion, heating wouldn't be much of a problem since you live in Florida... Are you planning on using it as a pond the way it is or burying it down into the ground?
       
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      buring it into the ground, only besides the idea we have, we really have no idea what we are doing. i was hoping to get some feedback. i know we have to cover it for shade and filter, besides that i have no idea what to do
       
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      Burying it into the ground would make it look better, I'm sure pond experts will give their thoughts soon...Good luck
       
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      thanks for helping me out man. any pond experts still awake?
       
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      im going to start digging and taking pictures tomorrow
       
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      its cold, but im heading out. im wondering what type of rocks if any i should put in the bottom
       

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