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I want to make a large pond (at least 5 FT long x 5 FT wide x 5 FTdeep) but as cheap - but long lasting - as possible. I want to stock this pond with plants, mollies, guppies, cardinals, and maybe some angelfish. Any advice/reccomendations? All help is greatly appreciated!!!

PS- I live in southern FL (Ft. lauderdale), and I'm online almost daily. :D:eek::D
 

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thats a lot of digging. 125 cubic feet of dirt. You could always go for the preformed type of ponds (not as much digging) right now Im using a 55 gallon drum (plastic) cut in half to harvest plants. I have a filtration unit on it with mosquito fish and guppies with some driftwood. It doesnt get direct sun light so its the closest thing to a pond I got. If you are interested I could get you a plastic drum and you could cut it yourself.
Just let me know.
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john b
 

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I work in a spice manufacturing facility. Typically we get barrels of vanilla in and other flavorings that are water ssoluble and easy to clean out. the company has them in white or blue.
 

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danny,

if you build an in ground pond, be sure the water level is several inches above the ground to prevent mud and such durring storms from washing in.
 

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for somthing the size of what you want, I would be looking at rubber pond liners. get at least 40mil thickness
 

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Bump- wondering if you are any further along on your pond planning?
 

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Jared, a pond would be great at your new place. I loved the research and planning phase of it almost as much as the building! I can just see it framed nicely by some of those gorgeous nanas you have. Go for it. :fish-home:
 
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