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Post  andy mcconnell on Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:54 pm

hi all
i posted this on the old forum ,
kinda looks the floating mountains in the avatar movie,the rock is limestone,it sits in a 125 gallon stock tank ,
this my rain water for the bonsai ,the moving water keeps the mosquitoes at bay
andy







the legs















a homemade rain chain



after cutting off six inches
it now floats just above the water surface
andy Very Happy

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Re: water container

Post  Bolas on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:06 am

I see that PANDORA rocks really rocks Smile))
I've seen this movie 10times and I still have not enough.

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Post  littleart-fx on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:09 am

Andy great idea !

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Water Container

Post  bonsaisr on Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:45 pm

andy mcconnell wrote:hi all
the rock is limestone,it sits in a 125 gallon stock tank ,
this my rain water for the bonsai
andy

it now floats just above the water surface
andy Very Happy

Not sure what you are doing here. Even if it is just above the water surface, with water flowing over it, more so if the rock is in the water, I question the advisability, since the limestone will gradually dissolve, introducing calcium ions into the water, raising the pH, and producing hard water. Have you tested the water? Unless you have a problem with acid rain, why do it? Have you checked to see if there are copper ions in the water?
Iris

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Re: water container

Post  andy mcconnell on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:38 pm

hi iris
this is just my glorified rain barrel since the old one cracked during winter
i made it because .i like using rain water instead of tap(save the earth)for my trees...i also like water in my garden
the limestone is as hard as rock...no pun intended.. Very Happy ...i burned out a drill making the holes
the water usually lasts less than a week ..unless we get a lot of rain
so i am not worried about the ph
as for copper...my trees have copper wire on them...my fertilizer contains copper...and i use a copper watering can
for three years since i started using this setup the trees have been healthy and happy
andy Very Happy

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Re: water container

Post  DaveV. on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:44 pm

Hi Andy, What do you have covering your roof - tar shingles or wooden shingles?

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Re: water container

Post  andy mcconnell on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:50 pm

dave
metal roof
andy

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Post  felab on Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:06 pm

I think You need consultance about the galvanic electricity for the watering cooper cam and the metal big cam full of water,
I´m not a electrical engineering but is good advice you ask for one.
Best regards Alejandro

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