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    cheap fiberglass shower trays

    Fiberglass Parts Totes Bins Stacking 10 8x17 9x5 Heavy Duty Price Is per Bin | eBay

    I just bought 20 of these trays to redo my shower. The totes I'm using now are bowing out... they're only $5.00 each.... shipping was only $34.00. I'm going to make a double stack of 10 high.
    Just thought I'd share this good deal. They're going to need some major cleaning, but seem perfect otherwise.

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    How will you support each tray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    How will you support each tray?
    They're self supporting. Turned one way they stack, turned the other they nest... made to hold 500lbs each stacked and the bottom one holds up to 3000lbs

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    http://www.dmkoiandgarden.com/P_1-3I'm http_4-193_6-1/D-Ponds-DPM10500.html

    Also just ordered this pump... I've been running their lighter duty 8500gph for 6months... German made bearings.silent
    Ordered the heavy duty Baldor motor 10,500gph pump to run the shower. I'll now have an 8500gph, 10,500 and two 3500gph pumps running my pond! 26,000gph minus head pressure on a 6000gallon pond
    Now I need more air and maybe some cermedia.... I have a 10% a day trickle through as well.
    I have an overstocked pond,,, but I'm donating several fish to the koi pond at our city's botanical garden. They had most all of their larger koi stolen a few years back. It's just really hard to let them go... I need to let go of 8 or 9,, but have only decided on 4 so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loco4Koi View Post
    D Ponds DPM10500
    Also just ordered this pump... I've been running their lighter duty 8500gph for 6months... German made bearings.silent
    Ordered the heavy duty Baldor motor 10,500gph pump to run the shower. I'll now have an 8500gph, 10,500 and two 3500gph pumps running my pond! 26,000gph minus head pressure on a 6000gallon pond
    Now I need more air and maybe some cermedia.... I have a 10% a day trickle through as well.
    1/2 hp, 5.5 amp, motor is going to cost you in electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
    1/2 hp, 5.5 amp, motor is going to cost you in electricity.
    We pay 11cents per kwh at peak season max. this pump is .632 kW... do you know how to calculate monthly cost? 730hours in a month... just not sure how to convert kW to kwh

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    Thank you google... 461kwh x $0.11 =$50.71 a month operating cost at peak pricing... not horrible... $23 more a month than the pump it is replacing
    Baldor motor, german sealed bearings, 3yr warranty, 10,500gph for under $700 seems good to me

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    Joe, I really admire your energy and drive inspire of having a arm in a cast. I would love to harness some of that get up and go for our club and show next month. It was great seeing you and Dallas and look forward to having your koi at our show in San Antonio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayJordan View Post
    Joe, I really admire your energy and drive inspire of having a arm in a cast. I would love to harness some of that get up and go for our club and show next month. It was great seeing you and Dallas and look forward to having your koi at our show in San Antonio.
    I just found out, I don't return to work until Nov.6,, so I'll definitely be there... interested in helping out as much as I can.
    I get my cast off 9/20 so I'll be more able bodied.
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    Yea!!! We can always use more help. We start setting up on Wednesday before the show. Thank you for volunteering!!

    Ray

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