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railway sleepers #1
right guys i have started a pond 7 feet by 4 feet by 3 feet deep, two sleepers high raised above the ground. any body got any ideas about securing the sleepers to one another. also what filter, pump, uv, ect will i need, i intend to stock with 3 or 4 koi a couple of orf and a few gold fish is this ok if not why ect ect.
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Re: railway sleepers #2
Hello there and welcome Goodness railways sleepers heavy hopefully one of our pondies will be along and help you further with water amount details etc, but husband suggested coach bolts and to alternate the layers if you can understand that remember goldfish grow quite large but koi very large I would suggest reading some of the pond posts already written as you may get some ideas to help you with yours, good luck and let us know how you get on "details" with it ok
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Re: railway sleepers #3
ya can bolt them together ive seen it done with wall braces (for stoping houses falling down )not done it mysefl

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Re: railway sleepers #4
I would agree with the coach bolts, unless you want to get fancy and try using reebar
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Re: railway sleepers #5
why dose every one know what i mean even if i dont ? yea i ment them

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Re: railway sleepers #6
hehe, I personally would use the bars, but thats cause I have piles of it in the backyard.
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Re: railway sleepers #7
cheers for the help guys, now can any body enlighten me as to what a reebar is, 20 years in engineering and never heard of them
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Re: railway sleepers #8
it's just a metal twisted bar, ussually used for holding concrete blocks in place to avoid them from shifting.

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Not the best pic, but thats a rebar
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Re: railway sleepers #9
Ahh thank you for enlightening us sbre2323 think the coach bolts may be better though and more secure
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Re: railway sleepers #10
right im goin with coach screws now what about the pump, filter, uv, ect, also can you show me or give me ideas on hiding the filter ect and ways to get the water back into the pond, ( something different from the norm) give me some clues guys
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