My first fish pond I did.  It is made from a 300 gl.  Rubbermaid stock tank dug into the ground.  Pond by Kat S (and Husband)

My first fish pond I did. It is made from a 300 gl. Rubbermaid stock tank dug into the ground. Pond by Kathleen Scott (and Husband)

Rubbermaid Stock Tank, L 40 1/2, W 32, Cap 70 Gal, Blk FG424400BLA | Zoro.com

Rubbermaid Stock Tank, L 40 1/2, W 32, Cap 70 Gal, Blk FG424400BLA | Zoro.com

A lot of digging, a 100-gallon Rubbermaid stock tank, and one of those toilet flush-float thingies: boom, self-filling aquaponic pond.

A lot of digging, a Rubbermaid stock tank, and one of those toilet flush-float thingies: boom, self-filling aquaponic pond.

The idea of using a stock-watering tank for a DIY hot tub project has been around for a long time, but all of the ones I’d seen were pretty unattractive. I wanted a setup that was nice-looking, easy to use and economical. My hot tub dreams came together when I discovered a wood-fired spa stove made in Japan by a company called Chofu and imported by Island Hot Tub Co. Depending on how the soaking area is customized, the setup I’ve designed can cost less than $1,000.

DIY Hot Tub - DIY

Rubbermaid stock tank as duck "pond." Use a 1-1/4" male threaded adapter on the 1-1/4" threaded drain, along with a length of 1-1/4" PVC pipe and a 1-1/4" ball valve to drain.

Rubbermaid stock tank as duck "pond." Use a male threaded adapter on the threaded drain, along with a length of PVC pipe and a ball valve to drain.

100gl Rubbermaid Stock Tank

100gl Rubbermaid Stock Tank

Rubbermaid Stock Tank 150gal

The Rubbermaid Brute Stock Tank Black features a heavy duty foam construction with durable reinforced ribbing and a drain plug.

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