Pond Lining And Filter

Discussion in 'Ponds' started by PilotWhale, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. PilotWhale

    PilotWhaleNew MemberMember

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    Hey guys! I'm building a pond and I thought I had everything worked out, though i am now greatly realizing I am missing probably the most fundamental part: filter intriquicies and specifically connecting the filter to the pond. I decided to use a pot as the filter with the drainage hole as the spot I connect the tubing through so that water comes out the pot. But, and I feel like such an idiot for overlooking this, when water comes out, some of it seeps through the crack between the liner and the out-pour of the filter, and I lose about 3 inches an hour in an already very small pond (125 gallons). How would you guys recommend I attach the two so water stops leaking out? I would prefer an option where I don't have to make it permanent (e.i., silicone) but I am willing to if that's the only way to keep the pot. I have a few pictures below to better depict what I am talking about. It's kind of ****, but maybe it'll help somebody out. 1561593278257.
     
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    maybe teflon tape?
     
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    I decided to use some silicone tape. I'll let you know if it works or not. Thank you!
     
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    Try epoxy, let it dry good and it should be fine
     
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    Sorry for extra Reply, i dont see a edit button but also you could probably also use like body filler. We use it for the odd connections on my pond and it works great
     
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    Awesome. The silicone tape is working right now, but I do have this hunch that it's not gonna be permanently working, so I will use that when it inevitably dies out. The silicone tape also looks a little white trash too, so that might hasten the transition
     
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