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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 56, Issue 13

why not just use a patch of plastic window screen, and silicone aquarium
cenent? I did on a waterfall, and it worked like a charm. I placed a stone
it to hide the spot,  it never needed repairing again. That was 20 years

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> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 13:24:56 -0400
> From: "Daniel Santangelo" <dansant2 at comcast_net>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Pond Waterfall Question
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> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 00:15:48 EDT
> From: Caddy579 at aol_com
> Subject: [APD] Pond Waterfall Question
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> I have a preformed pond in my yard, 185 gallons, I bought it 11 years ago,
> my
> pond plants love it, as do the neighborhood toads, and I put mollies in it
> in
> the summer to control mosquitos and algae. I also have a waterfall, a
> fiberglass type, a pump in the pond pumps the water through a hose to the
> top
> of the falls, the waterfall is hollow in back, has 3 tiers, is gray, the
> water
> spills into the top, to the middle, then the bottom and back into the
> I
> surrounded it with sandstone to soften it's look and support it.
> The top tier developed a leak last year, probably from the water stream
> hitting it for 10 years. I patched it with silicon and put a small rock in
> to
> soften the blow of the water, but I'd like to just replace the whole
> The
> problem is, I bought this while my late wife was dying, and I can't for
> life
> of me remember where I got it from, I originally put it in because she was
> going to meditate beside it. I do remember that the pond was delivered, as
> later got a $185 delivery charge which was a surprise and I remember it
> arriving
> by truck, I think the waterfall was delivered too, but I can't find any
> records
> of where I got either from, and I can't find the waterfall on the web. I'm
> thinking I must have originally ordered it off the web in 1997.
> Anyway, does anyone know what I'm describing and where I might get one
> I've seen some more elaborate ones on the web but they run between $500
> $1k, a little too rich for me. Thanks.
> Gerry Skau
> All The World's A Stage, But The Play Is Badly Cast---Oscar Wilde
> Gerry,
> I'm just a lurker on the list, but thought I might have some info that
> be of some help.
> Silicone is good in some instances, but fiberglass repair products work
> really well.
> If it truly is a fiberglass pond/waterfall, then it can be easily repaired
> with Bondo, 2 part epoxy fiberglass repair material available at
> hardware/home improvement stores & auto parts stores.  Simply remove the
> waterfall & repair the bad area on the backside or outside of it.  Being
> that the repair won't be seen, it's not necessary to be fancy with it,
> make sure that the area to be repaired is clean, & a light sanding will
> cause the epoxy to adhere better.  Mix the epoxy according to directions
> the package & fix the spot.  I repaired several cracks in a small, old
> fiberglass pond this way & it's been fine for several years now.
> >From your post, it doesn't sound like you have a big hole, but even if
> is one it can be patched using fiberglass screening with the epoxy.  There
> is also a liquid epoxy which can be used with the screening.  This is also
> good strong stuff.
> If, by chance, the waterfall is made out of resin, (strong plastics), &
> actually fiberglass, it can still be easily repaired.  I repaired a resin
> pond by simply cutting some of the excess off of the pond edge & heating
> on the crack to be repaired.  It was a critical area where the pond steps
> into a plant shelf & that repair has also been fine for several years now.
> To melt the excess plastic into the crack I first tried heating an old
> screwdriver with a small torch, but found it to work more easily by just
> heating/melting everything directly with the torch & repairing it by
> pressing it all in place with the old screwdriver.  Be careful not to
> overheat the area with the torch or the plastic/resin will melt away & the
> hole will be made bigger.  It might be easier to use a heat gun than the
> flame of a torch.
> The shipping charges you paid certainly were very high.  These repairs
> aren't hard for anyone to do & could save you quite a bit of cash.  If you
> really want to get a replacement waterfall, check the yellow pages in the
> book or online for a pond and/or garden center near you.  I'm sure you
> find something that will work.
> Sorry about the passing of your wife.  Ponds certainly are meditative
> though.
> Dan
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2008 20:43:03 +0100
> From: Stuart Halliday <stuart at mytriops_com>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Help on copper sulphate solution
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> I believe BRiaN Forsythe wrote this email section below:
> > you said "800ug/l".  did you mean "?g" as in micrograms?
> Yes.
> I use plain text emails and it can't product the micro symbol.
> :-)
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> Stuart Halliday
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