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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:42 pm Post subject: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 Can  I  build  a  pond  on  terrace.   I  don't  have  place   to  build  pond  on  the  ground  floor  but  I  have  a  huge  terrace.   Will  appreciate  advise  on  designing  and  other  needed  equipments  etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:25 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 Hi  Shubhi,
 
 A  few  things  you  will  have  to  look  into.
 
 1.  100%  waterproofing  done  to  the  roofing.
 2.  If  you  have  a  column  foundation  (pillars),  then  build  as  close  to  it  as  possible  to  balance  weight.
 3.  Shade  net  for  the  entire  tank  to  provide  diffused  sunlight.  You  might  need  two  layers.
 4.  Height  of  the  pond  not  more  than  2  feet  to  maintain  easily.
 5.  Access  from  all  sides  will  be  an  added  advantage.
 6.  Construct  an  internal  sump  filter  that  can  be  placed  inside  the  tank  at  a  slightly  elevated  level  to  reduce  filtration  requirements.
 7.  Plenty  of  airstones  running  to  circulate  water  throughout  the  tank.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:08 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 and  remember  that  despite  the  net,  in  summer  the  water  will  be  really  hot  since  the  floor  will  radiate  heat  so  you  may  not  be  able  to  grow  more  than  the  toughest  fish.
 
 I  would  recomend  more  than  2  feet  -  3  perhaps,  just  to  keep  the  water  cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:20 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 What  should  be  the  ideal  length  and  width  ????
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:43 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 Hi  guys.  I  rememeber  having  a  chat  with  Madan  about  the  depth  of  ponds  in  India.  He  had  i  remember  very  very  categorically  stated  that  if  the  pond  was  going  to  be  exposed  to  sunlight  in  out  tropical  conditions  the  pond  would  have  to  be  atleast  5ft  in  depth  to  prevent  green  water.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:08 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 Guys,  guys  ....  bear  in  mind  that  the  pond  is  meant  to  be  on  the  terrace  not  on  the  ground.  Don't  go  above  2  feet.  If  you  have  a  shade  net  about  8-10'  high,  you  shouldn't  have  problems  although  you  will  find  it  humid  in  there  in  summer.  
 
 Your  water  in  the  cement  tank  is  fine.
 
 My  terrace  pond  is  10x40.  So  there  is  no  limit  to  what  size  you  can  have  it  provided  they  (the  roof)  are  supported  by  columns.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:07 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 read  an  article  in  the  HINDU  about  a  guy  in  chennai  keeping  terrace  ponds.he  uses  water  from  the  washing  machine  and  uses  three  levels  of  plants  to  filter  the  water  and  use  it  in  his  terrace  garden.they  put  up  a  pic  of  his  terrace  pond!it  had  lotuses  and  other  plants!
 would  plants  ,make  a  differrence  to  the  temperature  and  water  quality?would  it  help  to  sustain  the  fishes?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:30 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 This  terrace  cement  tank  has  pressurized  Co2  injection  from  the  ground  floor.  This  algae  free  tank  belongs  to  V.  Raghu,  Bangalore.
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/gallery2/v/User_Galleries/trevor/Ponds/Lush+terrace+tank0001.JPG.html
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:42 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 Guys,  but  how  about  preventing  the  heat  in  summer?
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 I  have  a  10'x10'  pond  on  my  terrace.  I  have  planed  hydrilla  in  it,  and  it  has  spread  in  the  entire  pond.  Made  a  fountain  in  it  by  place  a  submegable  pump.  It  works  to  regulate  temperature  when  its  hot.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:11 am Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 Keeping  potted  plants  around  the  pond  will  help  along  with  shade  netting  to  prevent  high  temperatures.  Floating  plants  will  also  reduce  heating  of  water  in  summer.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:16 am Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

 How  do  you  view  the  fishes  in  a  Pond?  
 
 what  fascinates  1  to  see  fishes  in  pond  rather  than  tank?  
 
 is  maintainence  a  big  deal  here?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:12 pm Post subject: Re: pond on the terrace Reply with quote

                                                   
trevor  wrote  (View  Post):                
This  terrace  cement  tank  has  pressurized  Co2  injection  from  the  ground  floor.  This  algae  free  tank  belongs  to  V.  Raghu,  Bangalore.
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/gallery2/v/User_Galleries/trevor/Ponds/Lush+terrace+tank0001.JPG.html
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/gallery2/v/User_Galleries/trevor/Ponds/Lush+terrace+tank0001_2.JPG.html                

 
 Simply  WOW.  It's  an  awesome  pond.  Congrats  VRaghu.  
 How  does  he  manage  to  keep  it  free  of  algae?  What  are  the  inhabitants?  Other  details  please.
 
 Thanks!
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