Pond lining question.?

The moulded liner in my pond has given up - it's cracking faster than I can patch, so I'm going to re-line it. I have a suitable flexible liner, but my question is: Should I rip out the existing liner and line from scratch, or should I fit the liner inside the rigid liner? The latter will be easier, but would the former be "better"?

Question by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how do i stop foam from staying on top of my pond ,and not killing the fish?

Question by ischw 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to make own pond vacuum??

Question by tigger1214 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


why dosents the dirt soak up all the water in ponds? Answered

Just wanna know

Question by pianolover10124353 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



Pond/Water Misters/Foggers

Does anyone have a pond fogger/mister and knows what frequency (Hz-Hertz) ultrasonic thing vibrates at.

Topic by thermoelectric 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Duck pond filtration system

I have duck pond (used livestock tank 12' diameter 3' deep. I need to construct a pond filter system.I have an extra 55gal barrel for this purpose.  also have a variety of water pumps (pool and sump) Any ideas/suggestions for a reasonably robust system for this?

Question by ProfessorJWN 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


If there is 1 bass in a pond is there more? Answered

I have a pond that is 1 and 1/2 arcrs. And has 5% weeds. Yesterday i caught a 3lb bass on a 4in charcuse banjo minnow. So is there more bass.

Question by jbend 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Type and size pond pump to use? Answered

I recently installed a 25 foot long river that runs from a pond at the top to my tiny preexisting pond at the bottom. both ponds are very small and I only need a small amount of water running through the river. What size and type of pump do I need to pull water from my bottom pond to my top pond (about thirty feet)??  

Question by camping crazy 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Any ideas how to keep birds from raiding my outdoor pond? Answered

I have a small [3 ft * 2 ft] outdoor pond w/fountain .Would like some goldfish for added color.But everytime I stock it the birds clean it out in a day or two.Tried a mesh cover but just took longer for them to poke holes in it.Any suggestionsThanks

Question by a4a47105 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Housing Betta fish information?

Is housing a Betta fish with other fish (of other genus and species) in a pond with no borders advisable? If so, with what other fish can they be housed with?

Question by h4xx0riffic 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How should the skimmer and water level be positioned? Answered

 

Question by mamaquiggs 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how can i make a pond vacuum?

I have a medium size fish pond need a cheap way to clean algea. i read about pond vacuums but all so expensive. does any know how to make one?

Question by sabie 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how to stop foam on top of my man made pond and not kill the fish?

Question by ischw 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how to keep cats & racoons out of ponds?

We have alot of cats in our neighborhood and would like to put at least 2 ponds in backyard, just wondering if there is anything I can do to keep them and racoons out of pond so the fish can thrive?

Question by boopmc 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can any straw be used as an algae control in a pond? Answered

When barley straw rots it releases hydrogen peroxide that can reputedly be used to control blanket algae in a pond , (although there are conflicting reports about this.), but what about some unidentified straw that I just happen to have at my disposal? Has anyone actually tried barley straw or any other straw ; and did it work? Thanks.

Question by FriendOfHumanity 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to use an old freezer/fridge as a garden box or fish pond? How would you establish drainage?

Not that I have space for such here at home, but thinking along green lines and how to recycle old appliances. I know my grandpa had an old freezer he used that was converted to a mini green house wiht some grow lights, but I was thinking more along the lines of container gardening or fish pond.

Question by tbeatty 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help! I need a small, lightweight but pretty powerful water pump. It needs to shoot 2 cups of water from 5 feet to 15 feet.

I would like it to be able to pump water from a pond. It will be on a platform above the pond. Also, can you tell me specifics on how to power it? Thank you so much!

Topic by alex96100 6 years ago


Bulkhead out of electrical conduit?

Bulkheads are so expensive.  I have heard some people use electrical conduit to make bulkheads, even valve shut offs..  Does anyone have instructions for this?  I need them with my pond project.

Question by meganmole 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can i make my turtle tanks filter quiet??

Here is the deal, I've got what basically amounts to an indoor fish pond about 2 and a half feet away from my bed. It's got a filter made from a rubbermaid tub that sits on a shelf next to it, water is pumped up from the tank, into the filter, then out the top where it pours down a pair of PVC tubes back into the water, about 3 feet below it. My problem is that when the water splashing in the bottom of the pipes sounds just like someone is peeing, beside my head, all night, every night. it;s a bit of a nuisance. My first thought would be to shorted the distance between the filter and the water level, but i cant fill the tub to the capacity it was meant for(300 gal) without it falling through the floor, and i don't want to have to explain why i dropped 300 gallons of water and turtles on my neighbors bedroom to them or the management. My second thought was to build a stand in the tank for the filter and lower the filter, but there isn't enough room in the tank for that. So, throughts, ideas, anyone?

Question by armourkris 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Need Ideas for my Pond's waterfall.

I'm in the process of building a pond but I've reached a stumbling point for myself. I've just sunk my sealed bathtub into the ground (See picture) and it looks great!  I've also got a tentative arrangement of rocks to work as my waterfall (See picture). The issue I'm having is that I need to suspend the waterfall over the water.  My first Idea was a triangle of 3/4" plywood to cover the far left corner of the tub, but if exposed to water for a long period of time, that might not work so well.  I'm also worried about back flow from the waterfall pouring water onto the rear side of the shelf. I thought thick acrylic might work better, assuming that the price is reasonable and it can support the weight. Any suggestions, anything at all.  From building the bottom up with bricks to creating some other strange shelf, let me know what you think might work!

Topic by Cold Shoulder Media 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Koi Cam- outdoor webcam for submersion in pond?

I would love to try to build a webcam that I can submerge in my pond to transmit video of koi swimming in my pond.  My idea is to place a marker outside of my garden pond that someone can scan using Aurasma (augmented reality program for smartphones) and then show a live feed of an underwater camera of the fish swimming in the pond.  I thought about simply using a very cheap small usb camera, seal it in a clear waterproof case and run the wire outside the pond.  The problem is, I don't want to leave a computer (even a old one) outside running 24-7 to plug into and power source is a bit of an issue even though one outlet may be available.  I thought of  using a wireless or rechargeable webcam, but i don't want to have to pull it out of the pond constantly to recharge it and i don't think i can transmit far enough for my main computer's wifi to grab the video if it is underwater.  Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?  i am trying to do this super-cheap... so want to avoid any costly options...preferably less than $50.

Question by DarkRubyMoon 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Silly people having fun doing cool-stuff with bikes and a pond

This looks so good (in the middle of winter). I strongly recommend muting the sound and listening to something else. (Doors, The End e.g.)

Topic by lemonie 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I safely connect a solar panel directly to a pond or fountain pump?

I want to go totally solar with my pond/fountain pump (no batteries, no house current). How would I safely wire a solar panel to a pump? What do I need to know, such as how to determine a pump size that coordinates with the size of a solar panel, etc. How would I waterproof any wiring going from pump to panel? Can I use existing pump wire or do I need to take apart and rewire the pump? How can I safely disconnect or shut off pump when not in use? Any resources or links anyone knows of that would help me?

Question by arnold54 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can a build a 24vDC to 24vAC inverter?

How comlicated would it be to build a 24vDC to 24vAC inverter so i can power my  one of those mini pond fogger things from my solar array?  Any  help would be greatly appreciated! Gratefully, Glenn

Question by greintsma 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Update to my Instructable : Constructing A Small Fish Pond In The Garden

My Instructable Constructing A Small Fish Pond In The Garden, received some negative comments from couple of members. I reproduce a part of comment here from one of the honorable member : Quote " I do not recommend that anyone follow these instructions for a fish pond. There are major problems here. If you want to build a water feature in your yard, this may be passible, but this is not sufficient for a fish pond. " Unquote My small fish pond without any aeration and filtration is still thriving. My heartfelt thanks for the support provided by finton. I have posted an earlier update after three months and again a new update exactly after five months today (27 Jan 2014)... My water plants have flowered, my fishes are healthy and pond liner I used is in perfect condition... cheers

Topic by antoniraj 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How do I convert a 240v pond/filter pump to solar power?

I don't have any particular type of 240v pump/filter in mind but do know that it will be small.  The actual pond is a decorative water feature and holds maybe 30 litres.

Question by lizzym07 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Whats a cool way to finish the outside of my garage pond?

I throught together this pond before winter out of a plastic pond, a liner and a couple cinder blocks. Before a clean out any junk and stock it with fish, whats cool way to fishish the outside. Its got the liner hanging out and is a eye sore. Id like to tack cinder blocks around it but I would need 50 and at 2 bucks a piece thats a bit expensive for me. Any ideas to do it cheaply?  

Question by imthatguy1125 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I'd really like to find an easy, cheap way to make a fun boat for a small pond or something.

I've seen a few cardboard boat instructables, but I want to find one that will really last on the long run. Help?

Question by AlaskaMan09 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Which adhesive to use for fibreglass? Answered

I want to glue hard plastic brackets to the inside of a fibreglass pond. Contact area will be around 18" x 2". They will be continuously underwater. Is Araldite the best glue to use for this or is there something better?

Question by AndyGadget 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How would one go about creating a lake? Answered

I figured a lake, or a mini lake style puddle would be much better to swim in than a dam or a pool, and also lower maintenance than a pool, so just out of curiosity, what would the idea's for making one be?

Question by Nagarok 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Any ideas on how to make a water fall weir?

I have a koi pond and I want to fix my waterfall with 4 or 5 weirs but my budget is tight and I can't afford to buy them. My pond sit at the base of a hill and I have a very strong pump to move the water so that isn't an issue. I just want to add more drama to the waterfall and the only way that I can think of doing it is by installing weirs. Any suggestions?

Question by baitlady 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


WATER TURTLE OUTDOOR HABITAT IN TX?

So My Male RedEared Slider is Gettin To Big to be in a tank inside, So ive decided he needs a pond habitat outside! i want to make an above ground enclosure with waterfall filter i just need some help with ideas on getting started HELP! lol THANKS MUCH IN ADVANCE ^_^ 

Question by Brujita Kitty in TX 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to remodel my front yard garden?

Hi, i have my front yard that I want to renovate so that it is both appealing day and night to anybody who walks in and memorises that moment.  This is the area that has the most traffic everyday at about any time so it needs to be practical, safe and appealing.  I want to design and use any materials but needs to be in the green way as there are much focus on these nowadays and prevent wastage. This is what I have in mind: 12 volt system: A/or many power packs that will provide power to all the electrical stuffs, charged using solar panels and since these will be low voltage it should be safe. Items that would be using 12v would be outdoor lighthing, the power cables, water pump submersible, submersible light.  It would be great to have an electrical plan that would aid however I don't know how to do that. Water feature: Add a biological filter made of concrete for the pond with all its plumbing and also add overflow drain in pond and a small canal to evacuate the excess of water.  Plants:  Concerning the plants some will be moved, cut down or removed completely.  I want a complete mixture of different kinds of plants such As bushes creeping plants etc.  It would be nice to create a plant plan both written and visual as it would aid greatly however I don't really have that knowledge. Other things: I would like to include pergolas and arbours and also allow plants to grow on them such as creeping plants. I want the area to have complete or as much privacy as possible but don't really know specially by hiding the view from above.  As A boundary I want to include fencing and then let creeping plants to grow on them just to get that privacy.  An automatic watering system would be very good such as popup sprinkler, or drip irrigation but an irrigation plan would best be suited but still I don't know how to make that. There should be provision for spaces in adding security cameras that would remain hidden for a certain time period. Finally there should be an Area to store dustbin and also to let clothes dry.

Question by Chamburn 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Does anyone have ideas on how to convert a water pump for a coy pond to solar?

My fiancee and I are installing a coy pond for my Mom and I am looking for the best, cheapest way to convert a water pump to solar. The spot it will take is partial sun, but if the panels need to be moved to a brighter area that can be arranged.

Question by pikaomega 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a way to make tropical fish food at home?

I made a 4x2  ft. waterfall pond in my garden. I caught some wild tropical fish from a nearby spring fed stream and placed them in the pond. They seem to be thriving, but those flakes are expensive here. Wonder if someone knows an inexpenive recipe to relace the flakes. 

Topic by tropidavo 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


UV filtration in your fish tank or small fish pond

Year after year the topic "I have a fish tank" seems to go more out of control. What was once a hobby just to have some fish can now be a design feature both in your home and inside the tank. Realistic looking lasdscapes, optical illusions that make you think the tank is much bigger and the list goes on. But one thing that now always pops up is the must have thing of UV filtration. Or to be precise: UV-C sterilisation! Now, if we trust Wiki and our big water suppliers then UV-C will literally kill anything alive that comes into contact with. So of course it would be a good thing to have for your tank - or not? UV-C is very dangerous for your eyesight and quite harmful for your skin! Looking into a proper UV-C lamp without protection means you can go blind! Even good sunglasses might not have enough protection in the UV-C range, so only use them for additional protection but never without and glass between you and the lamp! Don't be a fool! Treat UV-C seriously! You would not look into the full sun with your sunglasses and would not expose your eyes or skin to a powerful laser, UV-C is to be treated the same way! Let's start by using some boring text to explain the concept a little bit. On a large scale special and quite powerful systems are used to treat our drinking or pool water. Here special UV-C lights with a wavelenghts of 260nm or below are used to shine through the water passing by. There are two key factors here. a) the wavelenght b) the water flow rate and the corresponding time the water is in contact with the UV light To ensure all bacteria, viruses, algae and other harmful organics are dead the water must circulate for long enough so even the last water molecule had a few seconds of exposure. All this only works good with "crystal clear" water for obvious reasons as otherwise the UV has to be even more powerful to pass through. Single cell organisms literally crack into pieces similar to being exposed to gamma rays, more complex cells like algae have their cell membranes damages and the DNA suffers as well causing reproduction loss and early death. Even some chemicals break down, most importantly here chlorine based substances. Differences within the UV-C range! If you bothered to check Wiki about the topic of UV-C you will already know that only certain wavelengths within this spectrum will actuall be powerful enough to do what we want it to do. And here is the first problem for us hobby users. Most cheaply advertised "sterlisation lamps" you find in places like Ebay are actually totally useless. Stating to be selling a UV-C light to sterilze your water in such a case is still not considered to be fraud though. Simply because it still does what it supposed to do, just very slow and with very little effect. Only the so called "short wave" UV-C range is powerful enough! To avoid loosing business during the times of the biggest hype in 20 years no seller will actuall state the available wavelengths. That means without this info anywhere you can be certain the advertised lamp is of little to no use. Even those advertised to be short wave UV-C might not be the real deal. However, if a decent manufacturer is behind the actual lamp used it is possible to check the datasheet for these performance figures - but again most cheap systems come with no-name lamps inside. Check the prices for a reputable UV-C light with the same lamp fitting, e.g. G23 and you will see it might cost more than your entire system. Ok, you have a poper short wave UV-C lamp or consider getting a canister filter with one in it.... Never, ever test your lamp without proper protection!!!!! UV-C will damage your eye within seconds! If you system or lamp does not provide a viewing port or shine through area then you have to place a piece of glass between you and the light! UV-C won't be able to penetrate normal window glass but will pass through quartz glass. Place the lamp in a box and cover with the glass. How make proper use of UV-C sterilisation... The replacement lights are quite expensive, so let's see how to get the most out of them. As said before exposure is the key factor so the flow rate of the UV system must match tank size and flow rate of your filter system. Canister filters with a build in lamp should be designed to match but I will tell you later what to look for ;) Most of us will prefer to have a in-line system if there is already a good canister filter at work, so I will focus on those and rop in solutions. If you compare in-line system you might notice that some quite small and low power units claim to allow for the same flow rates as for example 40W units. Some are fraud and just want to sell while others use simple physics to make the claim true. A good system will utilise an auger like "ramp" that forces the water to circulate around the tube many times - causing up to ten times longer exposure rates. Others create this sprial effect more like a vortex with some diverters and modified inlets. The later seems to be less efficient though with low power lamps. An in-line system should be on the outlet side of your canister filter so the best quality water will pass through it. A drop in solution should be used alone and without the existing normal filter pump you might have in there. Ok, got it, but how do I actually use it now? Despite common thinking a UV-C system should not run 24/7 like your normal filter. You really only need it to solve problems you should not have in a healthy tank! It is not a magical solution to make your underlaying problems go away ;) Let's start with the most common reason someone buys a UV-C system: An algae or bacterial outbreak causing greenish or milky water. If that developed slowly over a period of weeks then you would be better off to do a good clean of the tank and filter plus a decent water exchange. A few drops of meds will do the rest. And if you constantly get algae growing on your glass, ornaments and plants then your nutrient levels and water quality is not right anyway and needs a good check. But of course there is also the problem of light - too much for too long and unwanted gree appears everywhere. If in doubt reduce the light power, shade out natural light or reduce the on time for your lights. Having said that we now face the problem of a sudden outbreak after introducing new fish or plants. If you don't have a quarantaine tank chances are that sooner or later you get unwanted or even harmful guest into your tank. Here the UV-C will be beneficial, which is why a canister filter with build in light should have a seperate switch or power supply for the light. After an outbreak or while introducing new life into your tank the UV-C will remove a lot of the things that we don't want to bring along. For new life I leave the light on non stop for a week, that is for a small 4ft tank with 200 liters. To control an outbreak it depends on how bad it is. I assume here you can still see the back of your tank  but that the water either appears greenish or slightly milky from bacteria. As a personal thing I prefer to to remove and clean my filter material before treating a severe outbreak. Once done I fill the filter with a mix of activate carbon material and fine filter wool. Reason for this quite simple: The outbreak causing stuff is already in your filter material and will be a constant source of re-infection. And since breaking down all this bad stuff causes even more bad stuff to be produced as biological waste we want to discard it properly once done. Using just fine filter wool and activated carbon also reduces the flow rate bit if compacted ;) Now we can turn on the light and pump and forget about it for a while. It is not recommended to run UV lights on a timer as you want them on all time to prevent short lifespan and have ongoing treatment of the water. Good idea to take a picture at the same of a day from now on to compare and check results. After 3 days the water should definately be clearer, if not then either your filter material is packed too losse or the lamp is no good. Once the water appears to be clear do a readin test - take a newspaper behind the tank and check if the text is clear - blurry means the water is still not clean. You will reach a point where the water quality will not further improve as much as in the days before. This is the time where you discard or clean out to dry your filter material and put the original stuff back in. The activated carbon should be discarded of course. You cleaned filter material will now need a certain time to grow enough good bacteria to go back to the old performance. During this time you should still leave the light on. In most cases with enough fish and plants in the tank a week should be sufficient. After that you can leave the light off and keep the tank fit and healthy. Special case: Algae everywhere! Especially after getting a new plant you can end up with quite pesty algae growth. Be it these long ghost hair types or in a bad case the black stuff growing on plants, ornaments and the glass. I have even seen tanks with algae covering the entire bottom of the tank causing the gravel to look like carpet. Here I can only advise to set up a quarantaine tank for your fish. Then remove all infested material for manual removal and cleaning. Infested plants should be cut clean and what can be boiled should be boiled in water for a few minutes. Now start scrubbing in the tank with ongoing water replacements. I prefer to let everything settle over night without any bubbler or pump running. This way I can suck up a lot of sediment the next day. If you can remove all plants and fish you can now use hydrogen peroxide and add it to your tank water. But this is only feasable for small desktop tanks. Before using the UV as above to cure an outbreak you should consider all water one last time. Allow at least 2 weeks with ongoing water checks before adding plants back in and another week before placing your fish back in the tank. The week before adding fish should be used to monitor the plats for any signs of algae you might have missed - if you find any remove it! A week after the fish is back in you can turn off the UV light. Underwater UV-C light!? In most online stores you will find quite cheap UV lights to be advertised as underwater or in tank use. Although it might sound tempting you should be well aware of the dangers of using them. The glass of your tank will block the harmfull UV rays but the water surface won't, so either don't ever look at it or use proper sunglasses with real UV protection. Apart from the dangers to you these lamps are not just cheap in price but also cheaply produced. That means there is no way of telling how much or how little UV-C is produced. If they are good then you still need to know in what type of tank setup you can use them. As plants can tolerate a bit of UV a placement as far away from the nearest plant should do, especially if you can place a bubble wall betwenn light and plants. The fish is another thing as some seem to be unaware of the danger in their tank. This means they can get too close to the light but I have not found any articles explaining how harmful UV-C is to fish or their eyesight. I guess once your fish starts to bounce into everything you know... ;) My advise is to stay away from the idea of hanging a UV-C lamp in your tank, the risk for you and your tank is just not justified. If you need to go cheap then get two or thre of these lamps so you have spares. But use them externally ;) Meaning: Take a UV proof plastic container of small size and place the light in there. To be really safe tape the lid and all holes for the hoses with black tape. Place the container above the water level of your tank and if you only have an internal filter pump push a suitable sized hose into the outlet to feed into you canister. Check how high you pump can make it and place the outlet or overflow slightly below this level. When to change the light? If you made it all the way down here then you might already had the benefit of using light to "cure" your tank. Now we are faced with the high replacement cost for the lamp itself. Ususally only flouroscent tubes are used. It is always good to check after purchase what type of lamp and manufacturer (if there is one) was used. In some cases the system itself is like an inkjet printer: Just a cheap way to make you buy the consumables. Let's say you new in-line filter was priced at $100 to have a nice round number, some are cheaper some much more expensive. The lamp used might be an exotic type and not even be available easy, so before you buy your system check where you can get spares, not just the lamp of course. A replacement lamp can be as ceap as 20 bucks or cost even more than your system if you need to order it elsewhere. The quartz glass sleeve can break too meaning you then need a lamp and cylinder. Going with a reputable brand and paying a bit more certainly helps to get spares in the future. Let's just assume you either got your system in bulk due to the price of replacement lamps or can get them at a reasonable price. UV-C lamps are not like your normal flouroscent light tubes you have around or maybe even on top of your tank. Consider them like the tubes used in the now unhealthy tanning beds. After a certain amount of time they no longer produce enough of the short wave UV light that we need. As you can't see it and most of us won't have the means to specifically measure it we have to trust manufacturers recommendations. For most good brands the numbers are the same: 8000 hours max. Considering the costs it does make sense to keep written track of the usage. Not too hard since we won't use them like normal lights but instead have them on for a week or more without turning them off. I recommend to have a replacement at hand long before you need it. A lamp can fail premature, crack or simply burn out. The 8000 hours are based on 24 hour usage, so one day on, one day off. This could mean for us the lifetime can be slightly longer but I would not go over 9000 hours. As a rule of thumb: If the water does not show good signs of getting clear on day thre the lamp is due.

Topic by Downunder35m 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


where can i get a pair of breeding newts?

Wanted breeding pair of common newts for large allotment garden with 4 ponds

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Are American music artists popular in the UK? Answered

I'm aware that there is a somewhat large population of users from the UK, and I was wondering, Are music artists from the United States popular across the pond?  I'm not very familiar with artists from across the pond, is it the same the other way around?  I understand that many people do not like the popular music genres and probably wont know them by choice and not circumstance.

Question by Fizzxwizz 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago



Nothing to do!!!

Like me and my girl wanna hang out before I leave and we have nothing to do (go to the movies and go to the park/pond don't count cause I'm bored of going there) also her bike is broke :(

Topic by TheCheese9921 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How do you make fake rocks/boulders? Answered

I'd like them to go around the pool area in constructing a water grotto so they need to be durable and water/weather resistant.

Question by kelliemcal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to build a hydro power generator for my artisan well?

The over flow is steady, all year long, but is very slow and can vary at times. the spout is close to the pond in which it over flows into, so please keep the parts cheap. thanks runningriot42

Question by RunningRiot42 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do I weave or make a cast net traditionally by hand using a shuttle and sheet bend knots?

What I would like to know is how to make a cast net traditionally using a shuttle and sheet bend knots, the problem is that I dont know how many initial loops to put on the metal ring in clove hitches, and where to put the spacers, any ideas?

Question by bongo matt 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


UK Instructables Store Now Open!

Because shipping across the pond totally sucks we opened up a Spreadshirt store in the UK as well. Shipping for UK members should be a lot cheaper now.So if you're on the other side of the Atlantic, check it out! UK Instructables store

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The Biggest Challenge of All... Who can make a submarine?

Good at math?(Or at least decent). Like getting wet? Then you should try and make a submarine. Who wouldnt want one? Now this doesnt have to be ocean worthy, just strong enough to work in lakes and ponds and slow moving streams.

Topic by McGyver2 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Maker Faire UK!

Maker Faire is crossing the pond and will be landing in the UK! It will be happening on March 14-15 during the Newcastle ScienceFest which runs from March 6-15. After three years Maker Faire is going international!No word on whether there's an open call for makers to go and demonstrate their own creations just yet. Maker Faire UK

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Shops popular with British teens?

For reasons known only to myself, I need to know of some shops popular with British teens. What shops do you guys on that little island like to go to? I kinda need to know actual shop names, I can assume you shop for candy, clothes, gadgets, and whatnot like us on the other side of the pond. Your quiz crazy pal,RocketScientist2015

Topic by KentsOkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Ice Alaska: Ice

Ice for the competition is collected form gravel pits around Fairbanks. In the summer gravel is mined from old river channels. The resulting ponds contain little organic material. Additionally during nine month winter, temperatures range from +40 to -60F (+5 to -50C). These factors combine to create exceptionally thick clear ice. The following are pictures of an iced over gravel pit.

Topic by jesse.hensel 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Found a baby snapping turtle?

Hi, recently my brother and I found a baby snapping turtle on the road. Do you know how or what we should do with it? There is a pond down the road, but before you say we should release it, keep in mind that it is only a little over an inch long. Should we take care of it until it gets big and then let it go? All help is appreciated.

Topic by ikestarm17 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago