Setting up my stock tank


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I have two oval stock tanks
One is 85 gallon
The other one is 180 gallon

I plan an elevating the 85 gallon on top of the 180 gallon

I need help on how to elevate the 85gallon
Im thinking of hollowblocks and 2x4s?
Will it be able to carry it
Thinking the 85gallo with water is about 800 pounds?
 
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Guessing you are looking at having water cascade from top tank to bottom. Is this going to be a water feature or store you planning on fish and plants?
By using posts under the tank, water overflowing top tank will run down onto boards . it may be better to use concrete blocks inside large tank.
 
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Guessing you are looking at having water cascade from top tank to bottom. Is this going to be a water feature or store you planning on fish and plants?
By using posts under the tank, water overflowing top tank will run down onto boards . it may be better to use concrete blocks inside large tank.
You guessed it right
Both tank will have fish in them
Is the concrete blocks safe for the fish?
Im worried of the weight of the tank and the concrete inside the other tank it might cut ripped the bottom of the tank?
Unless maybe somehow i can put so.ething in the tank to protect it from the concrete weight?
 

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I have used concrete blocks in my ponds before but with stock tanks the concrete may affect the ph of the water. Plus blocks will take up a lot of space. Sounds like an interesting project so hopefully another member has some ideas as to how to make this work.
 
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I think 3 layers stock tank
Top is a bog filter
Then two fish tanks

I think ill just use the block outside of the pond
Much safer for the tank
Then ill use the painters aluminum planks to carry the 85gallon tank
 

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Sounds like a neat project.

I would drill a hole towards the top, two inch size to make a water fall into the next pond. Insert 2 inch pvc pipe. If your input is a two inch pipe have two 2 inch pipes letting the water out.
I have done this on 3 stock type tanks. Seal around the pipe with silicone or my fav pl rooting goop. Just rough up the container a bit. Mine has been holding for around 6ish years now.

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Sounds like a neat project.

I would drill a hole towards the top, two inch size to make a water fall into the next pond. Insert 2 inch pvc pipe. If your input is a two inch pipe have two 2 inch pipes letting the water out.
I have done this on 3 stock type tanks. Seal around the pipe with silicone or my fav pl rooting goop. Just rough up the container a bit. Mine has been holding for around 6ish years now.

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I m thinking of using a plastic dustpan for the waterfall in the 85 gallon and the bog filter

As for the bog filter
I dont know how or what plants i can use
Still learning about plants
 
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I think im ready to raised up the 85gallon tub
Ill be using concrete blocks
And pressure treated 4x4s
What can i use to protect the 4x4s from the weather?
I need to protect the wood but it has to be safe also for the fishes
Since the bottom tub is bigger then the one on top
Some parts of that wood will be aboved the bottom tub
And worried if it rains and some residue will go to the bottom tub
 
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Is this how a bog filter work?
Water being pump to he bottom of that small pond then itll fill up passing trough rocks bio balls

My first try at bog filter
 
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Kitty litter? Whats the reason for using the kitty litter?

So how to clean those accumulated fish waste etc. Thats been collected under the pea gravel
Or that plant roots will just somehow eat those
Under the gravel

Sorry im new at this pond things
Doing it by trial and error
 
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Kitty litter is clay. Doesn't pollute the water and holds plants well.
Cool thanx for letting me know
I might just try that on my other pond

Im currently planning on making a more efficient bog filter
Easier to clean out
 
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I have problems with fish wastes
Mu tilapia sure poop a lot lol
How to get rid of those irritating fish waste?
 
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