Maybe this topic is hidden deep in another discussion thread....but in case not...
I am wondering what different types of containers people use for fish tanks & plant beds. I was going to build a frame and line it with a pool liner. My uncle is a pool man and I thought I could get a scrap piece of liner. Thank goodness my uncle is very knowledgeable man because he told me that even a new liner would be deadly to fish. Just thought I would share that knowledge for anybody else who had the same idea.
Yo Natalie, there' a lot of discussion around used billboard tarps, and a likely direction for my system: http://www.billboardtarps.com/collections/tarps - they recommend vinyl cement HH-66 for joining and patching, if needed. A simple search, using the 'search' box in forums etc., should get you in to some of the discussions
Thanks for your response David, I was planning on a purchase soon, after learning about them here on this site; now I'll write them first for an explanation, what answer did they give you? Did they offer any solutions or compensations? (not likely?) Since I've alerted others of this product, and we were thinking of a bulk purchase, it is good to know these things. They were strongly recommended to me independent of this site as well. If it does any good, I'll post their reply. I too would like to hear more of other experiences.
In my new system I am experimenting with some new tanks. My concern was keeping as much heat in the tank as possible to maintain 80 F so I can over-winter my Tilapia. I have decided to try a tank body made with a double layer of 2 1/4" ridgid foam insulation. I am lining the tank with a PVC "fish-friendly" pond liner. The liner is black to hold more heat and the edges of the liner are designed to sandwich between the two layers of foam. The sides of the tank will be banded and reinforced with a 2x4 'clamp" I designed. Simple and inexpensive given the volumes you can create with the design.