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#511349 09/09/19 07:53 PM
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Iím building my second pond and am curious if anyone has used all plastic structure in an entire pond versus wood to cut back on getting stuck fishing

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Zack Mckenzie #511352 09/09/19 08:42 PM
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Zack Mckenzie #511383 09/10/19 10:23 AM
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I've used some plastic pallets to build structure. Fish seem to like it. Only problem I've come across is that some plastic pallets are hollow and float even more than the wood pallets.

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Zack Mckenzie #511500 09/12/19 11:09 AM
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Drill holes to let air escape and weight down bottom with concrete.

If you scrape up the plastic with a wire brush it will allow stuff to grow on it better.
















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Zack Mckenzie #511513 09/12/19 09:00 PM
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If you have the time to play with this, take water, pop, and any other plastic bottle, a bunch of them, and cut them so you have the opening and about 3-4 inches of the bottle. Slide some of these on a PVC pipe the same size as the bottle opening, going from largest to smallest and do this over again a few times. You can make a flower type of sleeve, add this to a larger PVC pipe by drilling a hole to slide the smaller pipe into it and make a small plastic tree. Anchor it in a coffee can of concrete and drop it, and a few more like it, into where you would like it in your pond. It does take a bit of time, but a fun project, and cheap.


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Zack Mckenzie #511531 09/13/19 07:53 AM
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Any pictures Funky?? I like cheap and fun projects!!


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Zack Mckenzie #511545 09/13/19 09:25 AM
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When I get one done I will post a pic. Every time I head that way I get a "can you help me" from the better half, and it has been a busy summer. Fall is here now so I hope to get it done!


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I have access to lots of poly gas line. This thread has a couple of my creations.
http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=501176


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Zack Mckenzie #511563 09/13/19 01:42 PM
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I have a few pictures of part of my project just not sure how to get them from phone to here.


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Zack Mckenzie #511579 09/13/19 07:58 PM
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Funky, take a screen shot of your pics then upload.

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Zack Mckenzie #511581 09/13/19 08:44 PM
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Lets try these pics, just using different size water bottles, PVC pipe and hot glue if you need to hold in place. Make a tree, or whatever you have in mind to make a habitat or just growing microbes.

This is just a start to what I am hoping to do. But you can get the idea.

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Zack Mckenzie #511582 09/13/19 10:36 PM
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I was having a hard time following your description. That's my bad I'm simple minded. The picture helped alot thank you. I think those should work great. Thank you 4 the idea might have to make some structure now.


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Zack Mckenzie #511588 09/14/19 08:47 AM
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I have both plastic and wood. As far as plastic designs, go for it, be like an artist, DeVenche lol. I have used most everything I could find laying around and have bought a few plastic things also, like pvc, rolled tubbing etc. Old deer feeders barrels, garden hose, potted plant containers just to mention a few. Have fun with it. My son says we have too much smile Me not so much, thinking of adding something new lol


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These type drills work great for making plastic cover structures. Great for drilling larger size holes in plastic.

step drill set

Catch them on sale or buy with a 20% off coupon.

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Zack Mckenzie #511600 09/14/19 10:59 PM
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Speaking to this topic, I've found submerged wood (trees or shrubs) to work better than plastic structures. Anybody else care to share their experience?


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Zack Mckenzie #511605 09/15/19 09:20 AM
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I made these and they r underwater now. Fish are always next to them moving around.

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Great ideas! Iíve decided to do wood and plastic. Iím going to separate the two so people can fish different spots for less likely to get hung versus the wood .

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Zack Mckenzie #511719 09/18/19 12:08 PM
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Both type (plastic and wood) structures can work well. The archive thread has some ideas for both. The key to structure is placement as related to the goal to be accomplished. Groups of structure generally work better than singles. Plastic needs to be roughed up to encourage stuff to grow on it. That attracts all items of the food chain.
















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Zack Mckenzie #512022 09/26/19 12:41 PM
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You guys just gave me an idea. I have a LOT of those black tubs that young trees are planted in. Been looking for a use for them. Now I have it!

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Zack Mckenzie #513896 11/10/19 12:08 PM
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It has taken me longer than I hoped but here is a picture of my "flower". It is made from a juice bottle and water bottles. I punched a number of holes in the juice bottle with a 1" punch and popped the water bottles into the holes and put the tops on to hold in place. No glue, just add some pea stone in the neck to hold in place once put into the pond. he bottoms of all the bottles are removed, I have made about four so far and it is all things you would trash.

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