forums1

 Floatation Therapy Forum. Have a DIY Tank Question? Want Help with Your Float Center? Ask Here.

  1. Micah Weller
  2. Maintenance
  3. Saturday, April 27 2019, 12:22 AM
  4.  Subscribe via email

I recently purchased a used escape pod 2014 model disassembled. It came with a used liner and when I was unraveling it there was a razor blade in it! I'm too apprehensive about using this liner as I don't want to deal with clean up of a leak, and more so don't want to have to drain the thing to replace all these parts later.

The seller gave me Jeremy's (from Escape Pod ) number, but I called and left a message and no response yet.

I found this liner online, but wondering if the actual liners its supposed to take are shaped like a box so the corners won't have a bunch of extra material like this generic one would. I tried googling replacement liners and was surprised to find almost nothing.

I'm wondering where I should get a liner from and what the thickness whould be.

Also, it only came with one waterbed heater, but manual says that it needs 2. I assume 2 need to be on to heat the pod, so I'm considering putting 4 in it because I again don't want to be tearing the thing down in a year or two to replace a $50 part.

Lastly, it comes with a white fiberglass square that you put the heaters on. Assuming I put 2 additional ones in the tank, I'll need another fiberglass square.

Thanks in advance,
I can't wait to get this tank all put together and get back to floating!
Hippoyell

Comment
Sorry, the liner I found online was this one:

https://americantilapia.com/product/16x20-pond-liner-hrdpe-30-40-year-best-seller-2018/

30mil thick
  1. Micah Weller
  2. more than a month ago
There are no comments made yet.
Master Floater Accepted Answer
0
Votes
Undo

Escape pod went out of business so you are best buying everything yourself. The only tank they made with a liner was the explorer, and the liner they used didnt even fit it and had to have some corners cut for it. You can buy a custom liner from Carson liners, and you would measure the length of the tank and the width of the tank inside, and just tell them it is 5 feet tall ,and just cut and shape yourself for the upper section of tank, as if you have a fully custom lienr made it will be a lot more expensive. You can also use a pond liner, like the firestone epdm liners or aquascape epdm liners, and just cut and shape yourself. Epdm liners are more healthier than pvc and they are also thicker usually 45 mil.

If your tank was made prior to 2015 it would come with hardside water bed heaters and it uses 2 of them. They are like 60 bucks on amazon. Yes you would need another fiberglass sheet to place the heaters on. You should also have the manual so you can understand how to put the tank together, and how to place the heaters in the tank. Jeremy should be able to email you a manual.

Here is the epdm liner:

https://www.amazon.com/Aquascape-85009-Rubber-Waterfall-Features/dp/B00B93NYPA?th=1

Comment
There are no comments made yet.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. Maintenance
  3. # 1
JamesG Accepted Answer
0
Votes
Undo

Congrats on your purchase, Micah!

I would think that 2 waterbed heaters is sufficient, as one should be good enough to keep the tank at temperature and the other as a backup in case the main one fails. Four heaters seems like overkill. I set my backup heater thermostat two or three degrees lower than the main one. I also went the extra step of having each heater on a different electrical circuit, as well. Good luck getting it going!

JG

Comment
There are no comments made yet.
  1. more than a month ago
  2. Maintenance
  3. # 2
  • Page :
  • 1


There are no replies made for this post yet.
However, you are not allowed to reply to this post.