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    Indoor/Garage raised sleeper pond

    Hi new to the forum. after a bit of advice. Thinking of making a indoor pond in the garage for growing on and quarantine .Dimensions would be approx 2.4mx2mx1.2 deep. None of the pond will be below ground. approx 1250 gallons. Garage floor is perfectley flat and sound. Thinking of laying sleepers flat directly onto the garage floor and building up from there.
    Would tie the sleepers together with long sleeper screws and rebar through the sleepers.
    Would preferably rebar into the concrete floor but its impossible to drill into even with a massive masonary drill type affair.
    Would the structure be strong enough to hold the water with the sleepers laid on the floor as above?

    once the intial structure is built it will be lined with insulation and a box weld liner.

    any thoughts on this initial bit would be great, cheers



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    Should be fine I reckon.
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    Agree, unless it’s a suspended slab you should be ok.


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    I put a 750g fibreglass quarantine tank on a suspended floor in a garage and it’s been ok for the last year. Did have me worried though. Hopefully your base is solid to work with.

    Regarding the sleeper construction, tying them together with rebar is a good idea, I wouldn’t rely on sleeper screws alone with the outward water pressure. Remember to put a bar down the corners too otherwise the sides may splay outwards.

    Have recently built 150m of sleeper fencing and 90m of sleeper raised bedding and a 8m x 2.5m sleeper outbuilding using a mixture of half lap, mitre and tenon joins. Planning on making a couple of garden structures from some of the left overs too. Can you tell I accidentally over-ordered on the sleeper quantity??!!! 😀

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    On another note, try and ensure there is plenty of natural light in there
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    look at monsterfishkeepers plenty of folks build big old indoor setups there
    the slow pond build thread

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    What’s the thinking with the sleepers why not build it out of timber fame and clad it, ply the inside with insulation underneath and in the sides.
    you will find easy to pop a small bottom drain in as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim View Post
    What’s the thinking with the sleepers why not build it out of timber fame and clad it, ply the inside with insulation underneath and in the sides.
    you will find easy to pop a small bottom drain in as well.
    That's what am thinking for a grow on . Fred's looks the biz like

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    If I can ever clear enough room in my garage i will do the same.

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    One of the local koi club members has their pond in the house. Just and idea Sim if your garage is full

    Quote Originally Posted by Sim View Post
    If I can ever clear enough room in my garage i will do the same.
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Eco’s, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

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    Yes just need get that around the wife, she won’t even let me bring the motor bike into the house

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim View Post
    Yes just need get that around the wife, she won’t even let me bring the motor bike into the house
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim View Post
    Yes just need get that around the wife, she won’t even let me bring the motor bike into the house
    That’s outrageous mate, I’d bin her off now before she makes you get rid of your pond lol


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    Yes I just don’t understand her, I could even build a small ramp so I don’t damage the door threshold.
    The pond well bloody money pit she thinks, not that cloths and so much make up etc isn’t a waste of money lol

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    I feel your pain mate, I bet she’s got load of handbags as well and when you ask when she got them, you’ll get the “I’ve had them ages” standard reply!!
    Wife’s...bloody unreasonable most of them lol


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    Handbags, shoes and then the cloths. Not quite sure what they need it all for if they are in the kitchen

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    You need to shorten that chain to the cooker mate, sounds to me like she’s got far too much freedom there!
    Only yourself to blame lol

    Now awaiting a telling off from some strong willed female members haaaa
    Only jesting girls!!


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    Yes need to stay sharp, little peak over the shoulder before you add to this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcarpchaser View Post
    You need to shorten that chain to the cooker mate, sounds to me like she’s got far too much freedom there!
    Only yourself to blame lol

    Now awaiting a telling off from some strong willed female members haaaa
    Only jesting girls!!


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    Good job ANN isnt on here of late or youd be done like hahah

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