Rain water retention tank #1: The start

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 04-25-2013 11:48 AM 3802 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After everything has been planted and awaiting the new seeds to pop up and begin growing, its time to think about the rain water tank.
Looking online and locally it seemed our best choice for a rain holding area was to use block and line it with pond liner.

IBC containers are about $100-150 depending who has them. The blue barrels seem fine but not really the look we’re going for.
I had thought of using 2X10’s but settled on cement block instead. In the detentions I have we should be able to capture about 450 gallon’s of rain water.
The top will be covered to keep light out and a pump will be installed to move the water about as well as some air stones to help keep the water aerated.
This will be a slow project pics to follow.
Happy gardening and God bless.

-- JTC

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posted 04-25-2013 01:26 PM

water, pump …. might as well add some fish!!! :D

a good plan re: alternative to the $$$ barrels!
Can’t wait to see phase 2

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posted 04-25-2013 05:03 PM

Aquaponics could be in our future….looks like fun. ;-P

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posted 04-27-2013 06:02 PM

You amaze me how quickly you seem to “hardscape” areas of your garden! A pond will look so lovely next to your greenhouse! Please post photos, if you can, so that I can understand the process. How will you protect the liner from the rough edges of the brick? On which side of the greenhouse will the water be (N/W/S/E)?

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