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Old 11-14-2009, 04:41 PM
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1st pondless waterfall finished

I finished this waterfall a few weeks ago..I used the aquascape micro pond kit. I added three submersible led lights and some accent lights as well. Tight area to work in 7" x 24 ft to work in. I bartered this with my cuz so he can finish off my deck...do you think hes done yet? I don't think so. Got a lot of inspiration on this site so thanks for the ideas!! any comments would be appreciated
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Old 11-14-2009, 04:49 PM
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more pics

sorry..this is first before construction pic
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:55 PM
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Looks good! PM me if you want to save a good chunk of cash without using the expensive waterfall boxs etc.
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:15 AM
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looks good to me, i've never built one but i'm interested in these.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:05 PM
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Plastic 55 gallon drums with 1" holes drilled throughout work great. You may spend an hour drilling holes, but it's cheaper and arguably a stronger finished product than the prefab boxes.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:31 PM
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Plastic 55 gallon drums with 1" holes drilled throughout work great. You may spend an hour drilling holes, but it's cheaper and arguably a stronger finished product than the prefab boxes.
Are you talking about down in the basin? Not a bad idea, I use 100' of corrugated pipe with holes drilled into it, but the drum sounds interesting as well.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:29 PM
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Are you talking about down in the basin? Not a bad idea, I use 100' of corrugated pipe with holes drilled into it, but the drum sounds interesting as well.
Pipe works good, but I get a sump pump basin from Homedepot and drill holes in it for a pump vault. They cost a wopping $25.
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Pipe works good, but I get a sump pump basin from Homedepot and drill holes in it for a pump vault. They cost a wopping $25.
I have use those as well for the pump housing, but what about all of the other area in the basin?

I usually put the sump in the middle, then have the roll of pipe go around the sump.
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I hadn't thought of the pipe idea. The reason we use the barrel is so that we can clean it out effectively when we service the feature.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:57 AM
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I wonder if you could get away with putting say 2 or 3 sump containers in the basin, only filling one up with the pump and leaving the other two empty, all with holes drilled into them. Hm.
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