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Divider For Rubbermaid Ponds


Ranchugirl

Very simple! Did it in 10 minutes.....

"Ingredients" -

- 4 90 degrees elbows

- 2 tees

- PVC pipes from Homedepot (all of the above in 1 inch diamter)

- Piece of pond netting

- Package of Easy-Ties

Measure the length and height of the area you wonna put the divider in, and cut the pipes to size. You should have 2 small sides for the height of the divider, the rest of it is for the length. Stack the pieces together....It should look like this....

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Lay the piece of pond netting flat on the floor, cut it a little bit bigger than the size of the divider, put the divider on top of the net, and tighten the net onto the divider with the easy-ties. Cut the pieces off of the easy-ties that are too long, so the fish can't hurt themselves on them.

The finished product.....

PondDivider2.jpg

.....in the pond!

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Done!! Ranchu babies on one side, 3 wakin on the other. Since the wakin are in breeding mood, there is no hurting the way smaller ranchu, and no odd fish fry either! :wub:

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excellent idea, andrea! :D

now i see the type of rubbermaid tub that youve been talking about. ive actually seen a couple of them and now i want to get one for an indoor pond. how much did it cost you?

when i do get one, im going to make your diy trough-style filter. of course, ill have some aquatic plant in the filter and the pond. with it being indoor and all, i can get a double-four foot flourescent lighting fixture to hang above it. :)

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Paul, I got mine from a store called TractorSupply Inc, they have a website as well, for 179$. Its a great price, considered that the 100 gl version is already 120$ or so.... :)

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it isnt one of those big tubs that the cows walk up to to get water laced with salt is it? you know, the ones that have a domed lid with 4 different sections to allow 4 cows to drink from it at once. anyway ive been seeing them in cowfields everywhere and have been thinking about using one for a pond.

guess i should go to the website and check it out, huh?

anyway, thanks for the tip! :D

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Guest gonzo

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Great idea! I use the same tank and love its performance.

I added a night light to mine, I will have to post a pic.

Best regards,

Clayton

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Please, do so, Clayton! I would love to see pictures with the light!

Ooops, forgot, unless you have a photo hosting site or website, you can't post any pictures yet. But you can email them to me, so I can post them for you....at RAJ-Pecher@msn.com...Just put your username in the subject line, so I know its not junk.... :)

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where does one go to get pond netting? I love the idea of that. theoretically, one could divide the tank up to 4 times, depending on the need. Thanks for the idea!!

Tim

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I get my pond netting from vvvv, they have that in their tiny little pond section for aroune 14$..... :)

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Thanks- I'll check it out next time I'm down that way.

Tim

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I have another question, Andrea. What do you think about using egg crating such as they use for lighting as a divider in a smaller pond? I have some wading pools that would be wonderful for spawning. They are three feet in diameter and about 8 inches deep. I thought I could split the pool so that all the fish are separated until they re-introduced for spawning. It'd be easy to cut that with a small saw and connect it with zip strips. Anyway, that was my idea- what do you think?

Tim

PS- it's for some chubby little ranchus, but I will extend the sides a bit so they won't jump out.

Edited by snakebaby

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Egg crating should work too, Tim. I would probably have used that, but I did have the pond netting at home, and I pay around 10$ for one sheet, of which I would have needed 2. So the netting idea was the cheaper solution.

A store in my neighborhood as those egg crates as tank cover, instead of the glass, and it looks pretty good, and easy to work with..... :)

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you can't post any pictures yet

I know this is off topic- but Clayton has over 6000 posts. Why can't he post pics? I have never been able to find out how one is allowed to attach pics.

Tim

Edit- oops I was looking at Andrea's posts :) . Sorry. I still don't know how to attach pics. Where can I go to find this out? I've looked all over.

Edited by snakebaby

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Tim, when you go to reply to a post, and you type in whatever you wonna say, then scroll down, past the post icons, there is another button - "browse".

reply page

That button you click on, and a new window should pop up with the files on your computer. Go to the place where you have the pictures saved on your computer, find the picture, and click on "open". The URL of that picture will automatically pop up in the field next to the "browse" button.

On the further left of that "browse" button it says how small your picture has to be for posting, mine says 100k, your's probably says 50k or something. If the picture you have choosen is bigger than that, you have to make it smaller.

That's it!.... :)

Edited by Ranchugirl

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there is another button - "browse".

See- I KNEW there was something missing. I'm looking at my reply page right now and there's nothing like a browse button. I'm well over 100 posts- shouldn't I be able to post pics now? Directly below the "post icons" is my "add reply" button. I don't want to keep going on this thread- is there someone I can email that can fix this for me? I do appreciate the help.

Tim

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Paul, I got mine from a store called TractorSupply Inc, they have a website as well, for 179$. Its a great price, considered that the 100 gl version is already 120$ or so....

AH! Thats a stock tank. Sorry if you explained this but I didnt see, how many gallons is it? The Ace Hardware near me has 500 gallon ones for $185. I wonder if that is a good deal? I wanted to use it to make a in-ground pond. :D

Edited by gia_ekdahl

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That definitely sounds like a good deal! 500 buckeroos for that much gallonage, huh? :o:D

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Guest angelsun

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That's a great idea on the divider!! Thanks!!

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Wow this is a great idea! Now I want one. How did you make your filter, Ranchugirl?

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