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Thread: Is this fiberglass ok, or does it need re-doing?

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    The thoughts I am getting from you and others is that there is little to worry about, it is starting to get a personal thing now, I just don't like it.

    How much hassle is involved with removing fg and what damage could be caused to the rendered sides and screed bottom?

    I still have not made up my mind.

    Also has anyone heard of bad luck or superstitions with the colour British Racing Green?

    Also more thoughts on the colour black?

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    I can't comment on the fiberglass because I know nothing about it, but I don't like the green color at all. Even if the water is clear, the pond will still look green. I'd go with black. The fish look gorgeous aganst a black pond. The amount of algae that will grow on the walls won't make the black look green....it will still be black enough that the fish stand out beautifully against it.

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    The color green makes reds look even redder--a color trick used by the Japanese. You may notice that their sale tanks are frequently green. Sometimes red meat is packaged in green (especially not-so-fresh meat) to make it look more red. So, don't discount green as a pond color.

    And... I had a large fiberglassed pond and never had any problem.

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    As Carolyn said green tanks can be found in Japan.

    As far as removing the fiberglass??????

    You'll more than likely have more of a mess than you feel you have now. If you want to change to black, all that has to be done is sand the green gelcoat thoughly and apply black. As stated before just make sure a surface curing agent of some kind is used.

    The only pond I'd ever build from here on out would be fiberglass. If done right it'll will last a life time and then some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolyn swanson View Post
    The color green makes reds look even redder--a color trick used by the Japanese. You may notice that their sale tanks are frequently green. Sometimes red meat is packaged in green (especially not-so-fresh meat) to make it look more red. So, don't discount green as a pond color.
    Raise your hand if you prefer green as a pond color over black or blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyaht View Post
    The only pond I'd ever build from here on out would be fiberglass.
    Is that fiberglass over concrete or just fiberglass laid up over covered soil?

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    mine was 9" concrete blocks with screed and render then fg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilver View Post
    mine was 9" concrete blocks with screed and render then fg.
    It can make a difference.

    I have know two fiberglass pond builders that dug a hole, covered the dirt with cardboard or some other covering, then laid up the fiberglass.

    The ponds looked neat with no leaks.

    Months/years later when they were doing some pond maintenance, the soil next to the pond collapsed the pond wall.
    :-(

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    Hey Woddyaht,

    My husband wants to build a filter system, after trying to find the right size and shape container for the filter he has decided to build his own and is thinking making it with fiberglass. Do you have any tips or recomends for us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighatbulls View Post
    Hey Woddyaht,

    My husband wants to build a filter system, after trying to find the right size and shape container for the filter he has decided to build his own and is thinking making it with fiberglass. Do you have any tips or recomends for us?
    I am swamped right now......... Might not be till next time this week before we can discuss what you want

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