View Full Version : outdoor ponds inside
12-17-2005, 08:10 PM
has anyone built a outside pond in the inside of a house. i would like to add one to my room. somtimes petsmarts have them but i cant figure out how the mount it and brace it to look good. what kind of filtration can i run so its quite. Im planning on doing this in my bedroom where i have 3 other glass tanks set up and i want a pond sorta in the corner or about the lenght of a small sofa agianst the wall.
pictures or diagrams would help.
thanks guys and gals
12-17-2005, 10:20 PM
Some sites i found, there is a few just do a google search
12-17-2005, 11:07 PM
I've seen them made from a pind liner and some landscaping ties into a very nice looking indoor pond/planter!
12-18-2005, 12:52 AM
Whatever you decide on for design/ construction, just make sure it will hold water. If you are handy, you can build a wood frame/box and line it with a good pond liner (45mil EPDM is usually recommended). I would not use the 6 mil vapor barrier that was suggested in one of those links.
Another option is to use a hard plastic pre-formed pond. These may be hard to find this time of year, but most Walmart's, HD, Menards sell them during the warmer months. For an even more basic approach, you could use a stock tank.
There are numerous pond filters (both internal and external) on the market. They operate just like the canister filters made for aquariums. Depending on size, you could even use a aquarium style canister filter.
Since ponds are not normally covered, you may have to address increased humidity in the room, and the risk of fish jumping. Other than that, its really the same principle as an aquarium.
12-18-2005, 10:21 AM
thanks guys ill be posting more when i start this project in the spring. right now im sort of gathering ideas trying to find the right area. in my room is not a god idea since i am upstairs. so the next area would be the garage. that is packed with stuff from when we moved. I wish we had a basment i would have so many tanks and ponds.
03-04-2006, 02:12 PM
Don't forget to support your floor if needed.
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