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Author Topic: Aquaponics - Hay bale swimming pool  (Read 4066 times)
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« on: September 24, 2009, 11:38:50 PM »

Hey,  just saw this on Instructables ,  might be able to use it for a cheap aquaponics fish tank.    http://www.instructables.com/id/SOD9SPBFEL1NFO3/
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 11:52:36 AM »

Great idea, but they do not show it withany water in it. I wonder if it would hold the pressure. You could put a rope around the outside to hold them in place. I would whing a circle would work better. Then tie them tight with something that does not stretch like cable.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 02:58:21 PM »

My dogs would have fun tearing that up.  Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry Cry
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 06:28:30 PM »

I think the Instructable say's they used rebar driven through the bales to hold it in place.   I would overlap the liner over the straw bales and onto the ground to help keep rain of the straw.   Then I would put plants on the "ledge" and let the water run directly back into the holding area with the fish.   I don't know if it's practical for a aquaponics setup but might make a person think of some other use for something like this.   I also like the idea of the straw helping hold in heat for the water since I live at 7000 feet in Colorado.   
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 09:25:39 AM »

Are you sure that hay bale thing was designed as a swimming pool? Even if it looks creative and resourceful, I still do not think that it is feasible in the long run. It could be torn easily away by dogs and children with their sometimes rough plays, but it can serve its purpose at least just to beat the summer heat.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 10:43:23 PM »

I akm studying up to build the Queen a house out of straw bales and now the straw bale pond seems logical.  Smiley
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