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    That looks really nice! I am going to have to build a few water tables like that in a year or two for all of my seedlings and will probably build them like yours.
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    Matopis,
    How much did this cost you? Just curious. Why only 3 2x4's?

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    Those are nice Bucky78!
    Here is a less sophisticated set-up
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    I bought 3 2x4's, a heavy pond liner from the garden store, and some u-shaped nails.
    I filled it with water and plants - and there you have it!
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    I used 2 - 2x4.s for the long side and I cut the remaining 2x4 in half for the two ends to make a nice 8x4 foot rectangle! The 2x4s are about $2.50 a piece? that heavy pond liner is expensive - maybe $35?
    I got it by the foot at a garden store. You can get huge rolls here:

    http://www.pondandgardenwholesalers....ner/Categories

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    Now may also be a great time to find clearance price deals on pond liners at places like Lowes and Home Depot. I just bought three 12' x 25' flexible pond liners for 50% off the regular price (here in Pittsburgh, there isn't much call for these in January!)

    That being said, I have had great success using several layers of the 6 mil plastic from the same stores. Still less expensive, and a little easier to work with as well.

    By the way, local Lowes and HD also had the large preformed ponds half-off as well.
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    wow those are nice bogs you have there, bucky.

    Do you rememeber what part of Lowes you got that heavy, non pond liner plastic at? I would imagine that since it is buried it wouldn't need to be as resilient as a heavy pond liner but I could be wrong. I'd hate for it to fall apart on me as I'd have no clue as to what to do with all that peat

    As for construction of mine, I was going to get to 10" x 2" in 12' sections and just cut them to a 4x8 box. I was just going to screw the ends together, but I notice you have some buried 2x4s for support. Are those necessary? How deep did you bury them?
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    I got the heavy duty plastic close to the lumber. It has roof felt and such close by too. I used the 2 x 4 stakes on the first beds but decided to try without them on this recent row of beds that I built to see what happens. I can always add them if I see that they are needed. Hope some of this info helps!
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    Wes, do not do without, trust me you will need them. I did without on my bog and the sides are bowed WAAAAAAY out because of this.
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    OK, Thanks Travis. Nice to hear since I was going to experiment without them but I will go ahead and add them. Thanks for the info!
    I don't want EVERY Sarracenia, just everyone that I see!!
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